The City will pick up oversized items set out beside your Garbage Bin on your garbage collection day.


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)

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”

Renovation Waste

  • 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:
  • Bermondsey
  • Commissioners
  • Dufferin (accepts loads over 150 kgs)
  • Ingram

Note: Heavy truck, forklift and large off-road tires are not accepted at drop-off depots.

Grass Clippings

  • 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

An annual fee for this service is charged to each house and multi-residential unit, regardless of whether or not the service is used. The fee is based on the cost to collect, process and dispose of these items. It allows the City to offer convenient and economical pick-up of oversized and metal items eliminating the need to take them to a depot, book an appointment for pickup or pay a private hauler.