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Heavy Item Pickup

Heavy Item Pickup Registration Is Now Closed

Thank you to all who registered for Heavy Item Pickup. Please note, crews will only collect items that have been registered.

For more information, call PULSE at 780-743-7000.

The Municipality’s heavy item pickup program makes it easier for urban residents in Fort McMurray to complete their spring cleaning efforts.

Heavy Item Examples

The program allows resident to schedule curb-side pickup of such items as:

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

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 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 not put out. 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

Refrigerant gas removal is required, therefore a $39 fee will be charged on these items. Refrigerant gas 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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