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Big Bin Events start on June 9 – Dispose of large household items

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 6, 2018) – It’s time to think big about spring cleaning. Residents are invited to dig out those large household items that need disposal and take them to one of the annual Big Bin Events beginning on June 9.

This free service allows residents to dispose of large household items which cannot be set out for regular waste collection, such as large furniture, appliances, renovation materials (wood, countertops, tiles, etc.) and yard waste.

Electronic waste (E-Waste) such as computers, televisions and other electronics can also be dropped off for recycling. Household hazardous waste such as used oil, paints and batteries are also accepted for environmentally friendly disposal.

Please be advised that commercial, construction and animal waste will not be accepted at these events.

Also note that refrigerators/freezers/air conditioners/water coolers will be subject to a $42.90 fee for CFC removal.  Mattresses and box springs are also subject to a $20 fee (per piece) for disposal.

Residents will require photo ID and proof of address before depositing for these items. These items will also be collected as part of the Heavy Item Pickup in early June with the same fee requirements. Additional fees will not be collected at the events, but with the proper ID, fees can be added to monthly utility bills.

All Big Bin Events take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Date Community Location
June 9 Saprae Creek Community Mail Boxes
June 10 Anzac Municipal Office
June 16 Gregoire Lake Estates Community Mail Boxes
June 17 Fort McMurray Brett Drive

For more information on disposal of large items, call Pulse at 780-743-7000 or visit rmwb.ca/pulse. Additional information can also be found at rmwb.ca/bigbin.

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