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Heavy Item Pickup

Heavy Item Pickup registration for 2019 is now closed for the season. 

Thank you to those who registered.

Pickup dates are between June 3 - 8

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 - Please note that documentation is required should you have CFC removed by a technician. See details below for clarification.

*Please note: Barbecues are not included in the heavy item pickup program.  ​

Registration Information

Did you miss registration for 2019?  There are other opportunities to dispose of your waste. Drop off at one of the Big Bin Events running every weekend throughout June in various communities around Wood Buffalo. Or drop off Household Hazardous and E-Waste on June 1 in Fort McMurray.

Pickup Information: June 3 - 8

Pickup dates are between June 3 and June 8. All registered items (maximum four per household) must be at the curb/roadside by 8 a.m. on the assigned pickup day.

All heavy items must be put out to the FRONT curb, even if you normally receive back alley collections. 

  • For more information, call Pulse at 780-743-7000, or 1-800-973-9663 (toll free), or at rmwb.ca/pulse.

Heavy Item Examples

The program allows resident to schedule curb-side pickup of the following items:
  • Sofas / couches
  • Love seats / chairs
  • Mattresses / box springs
  • Treadmills 
  • 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, commercial or industrial-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.

If proper documentation cannot be provided for this service, you may still be charged the fee, so please be sure to have your CFC removal documentation in order if you have it taken care of before pickup.  Thank you.

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).

All Winter Maintenance Zones are relaxed until further notice.