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Registration for Heavy Item Pickup Program Opens Today

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 12, 2017) – Registration for heavy item pickup opens today. Register online and make spring cleaning a little easier.

Residents in Fort McMurray are invited to register for the program from June 12 until June 19 at 8 a.m. to have heavy items picked up for disposal.

The annual heavy item pickup program allows residents of Fort McMurray to easily and conveniently dispose of heavy, bulky items including the following:

  • Sofas / Couches
  • Loveseats / Chairs
  • Mattresses / Box springs
  • Dressers
  • Stoves
  • Dishwashers
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Large televisions (24-inch tube or 27 inches and larger)
  • Refrigerators

Once residents select their street on the registration form, the assigned pickup date will appear. Registration is limited and all registered items (maximum four per household) must be at the curb/roadside by 8 a.m. on the assigned pickup day.

Visit rmwb.ca/heavyitempickup or call Pulse at 780-743-7000 to register for pickup.

Rebuild Construction Areas

The heavy item pickup program will be delivered to all standing and rebuilt homes in areas where rebuild construction is taking place.

Residents are asked to ensure registered items are easily accessible for pickup when they are placed at the curb/roadside by 8 a.m. on the day of the appointment. As always, your civic address number must be clearly visible from the roadside.

Only residential items will be eligible for pickup. Construction-related items will not be picked up as part of this program.

Refrigerant Gas Removal

Refrigerant gas removal is required, and a $39 fee will be charged on these items. Refrigerant gas is classified as a hazardous waste and needs to be contained so it does not contribute to the destruction of the ozone layer.

Any unit that has refrigerant gas removed prior to pick up needs a certificate from the specialist who removed the refrigerant.

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