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