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Back Alley Collection

Back Alley Collection Updates: February – March, 2019

We’re making more improvements to waste collection and recycling. Starting on February 7, crews will begin collecting bins from back alleyways for selected areas. These areas have been chosen to enhance safety, provide more room on public streets, and make waste collection easier for everyone.

Watch for a notice in the mail or on your bin

New back alley collection will begin for some areas on February 7, but not every targeted area will begin that day. Please see the list below to see which back alleys will receive collection and when the new system will begin.

The RMWB has sent letters to residences identified for the change. As a reminder, crews will also be placing tags on the bins of residences identified for the change.

Back alley collections: Dates and locations

Back alley collections will begin in the following streets, on the listed dates. Please keep in mind that some addresses along these streets may not be included in the change. To confirm, please view the maps to see the specific areas identified for alleyway collection.

Feb. 7, 2019
  • Ross Haven Drive (Map Part 8)
Feb. 13, 2019
  • Rainbow Creek Drive ( Map Part 2 and Part 3)
Feb. 27, 2019
  • Archibald Close (Map Part 5 and 4)
  • Campbell Crescent (Map Part 6 and 5)
  • McDougal Crescent (Map Part 7)
March 13, 2019
  • Fox Crescent (Map Part 4 and 3)
  • Rattlepan Creek Crescent (Map Part 3 and Part 4)
  • Riverstone Ridge (Map Part 1)
  • Sandstone Lane (Map Part 1)

Current back alley collection service

If you already receive back alley collections, no further changes are needed. Please continue as usual.
The following areas already receive back alley collections:

  • Chalifour Street
  • Clarkson Street
  • Cliff Avenue
  • Coles Bay
  • Collicott Drive
  • Heritage Drive
  • Nicholson Drive
  • Warren Road
  • Warren Way

What you need to know

This change does not impact your collection schedule. This change only impacts where you’ll need to place your bin. If your residence is identified for the change, please place your bins in the back alleyway beginning on the effective date listed above.

If you already receive back alley collections, no further changes are needed. Please continue as usual.

How to place bins for back alley collection

  • Place the bins on your property either beside or in front of your garage, or at the edge of your rear service back alley, with the hinges and wheels facing your house/garage. Most bins have an arrow marked on the side of the bin pointing in the direction of the alley.
  • Position the bins at least 30 cm (1 foot) apart, and leave at least 1 metre (3 feet) between the edge of a bin to the nearest obstruction such as garages, fences, vehicles, snow banks or other objects.
  • Bins must be placed by 7:30 a.m. on your collection day.