Oversized & Metal Items
The City will pick up oversized items set out beside your Garbage Bin on your garbage collection day.
Items Accepted at the Curb & Set Out Tips
Oversized & Metal Items
- Box springs, furniture, lamps, luggage, mattresses, patio furniture, skis, toilets, etc.
- Appliances, barbecues (no propane tanks), bed frames, bicycles, furnaces, hot water heaters, metal bath tubs, storage sheds, etc.
- Place items next to your Garbage Bin for pick-up while ensuring 0.5 metres between items
- Remove doors from refrigerators, ovens and other appliances
- Tie down sofa bed frames so they don’t spring open
- For furniture or mattresses infested with bed bugs, refer to Bed Bug Guidelines
- Dismantle or separate loose or large heavy items (i.e. remove cabinet shelving etc.)
Carpets and Underpads
- Roll, cut and tie carpeting into bundles
- Bundles must not be longer than four feet and not weigh more than 20 kg (approximately 44 lbs)
- Place items next to your Garbage Bin for pick-up
Christmas Trees (natural)
- Trees must be free of bags, tinsel, ornaments, nails, tree skirts and stands
- Place tree next to your Garbage Bin for pick-up
- Clear tree of plastic bags, tree bags, snow, and ice
- Trees that are not collected in January must be placed out for yard waste pick-up when yard waste collection resumes in March or taken to a Drop-Off Depot (max length of four feet, cut if necessary)
Items Not Accepted
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
- You may drop off propane tanks, syringes, cooking oil, household cleaners, paint, pesticides, batteries, etc. at a Drop-Off Depot.
- Home pick-up is available for household hazardous waste between 10-50 litres/kilograms. To arrange pick up, please call 311 or complete an online service request.
- There is no charge for drop-off or pick-up of household hazardous waste.
Residential Cooking Oil
- Never pour cooking oil down the sink, drain or toilet
- Cooking oil from homes, apartments and condos is accepted as household hazardous waste at Drop-Off Depots
- Cooking oil should be delivered in a sealed container labelled “used cooking oil”
- Construction/renovation waste (wood, bricks, concrete, cinder blocks, paving stones, asphalt, soil, dirt, stones, etc.)
- Take these items to a Drop-off Depot or find a private company to dispose of material
- Some renovation material may still be useful. Find out if and where it can be donated for reuse.
Rubber tires (rims removed) are accepted at the following drop-off depots:
- Dufferin (accepts loads over 150 kgs)
Note: Heavy truck, forklift and large off-road tires are not accepted at drop-off depots.
- Grass clippings are not accepted at Drop-off Depots
- Leave grass clippings on the lawn or compost them at home. Leaving grass clippings on the lawn reduces the need for fertilizer by 30 per cent
- Clippings are 90 per cent water and return moisture to your lawn reducing your water bill