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Heavy Item Pickup 2018

Heavy Item Pickup Registration is Closed - Thank you for registering 

Need a little help with spring cleaning?

Fort McMurray residents were invited to register from May 22 until May 28 at 8 a.m. to have heavy items picked up for disposal. Please note that registration has closed for 2018. Stay tuned in spring 2019 for announcements for the next event.

Please note, crews will only collect items that have been registered. Be sure to have your registered items out to the curbside on your scheduled date by 8 a.m.

Fees will apply to the following items:

Mattress - $20 (per item)
Boxspring - $20 (per item)
CFC (appliances) - $42.90

Registration Information

Residents can register online here or by calling Pulse at 780-743-7000. The deadline for registration is May 28 at 8 a.m.

Pickup Information: June 4 - 8

Pickup dates are between June 4 and June 8. 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.

Heavy Item Examples

The program allows resident to schedule curb-side pickup of the following items:

  • Sofas / couches
  • Love seats / chairs
  • Mattresses / box springs
  • Metal frame bed
  • Dressers
  • Stoves
  • Dishwashers
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Large televisions (24-inch tube or 27 inches and larger)
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Tables - kitchen / dining room
  • Desk - office / computer

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.

Disposal Fees

Refrigerant gas removal is required, and a $42.90 fee will be charged on these items. Mattresses and box springs are also subject to a $20 fee (per piece) for disposal. Any applicable fees will be added to your monthly utility bill.

Disposal Notes and Tips

Due to demand and routes, it could take up to 48 hours for pickup. Crews cannot go onto private property or go back for items that have not been put out for collection by the deadline as noted above. Any non-registered items will be left at the curb/roadside and are the property owner’s responsibility.

Doors on refrigerators and freezers must be removed prior to pickup to prevent children and small animals from being trapped. Item(s) must be clean with no food inside.

Refrigerant Gas Removal

A fee of $42.90 will be charged for refrigerant gas removal. Removal is required as it is classified as a hazardous waste and needs to be contained so it does not contribute to the destruction of the ozone layer. Only a certified technician can remove the refrigerant gases. Any unit that has refrigerant gas removed prior to pick up needs a certificate from the specialist who removed the refrigerant. Any unauthorized removal and improper disposal of refrigerant gas can result in a fine of up to $50,000 for an individual or $500,000 for corporations under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (AR 125/93).

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