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Collection Guidelines

You can keep the roadside collection of solid waste running smoothly by following these guidelines:

  • Place your collection bins at the curb, end of drive (or alleyway if applicable) by 7:30 a.m. on pickup day. If the bin is not collected, it may be because:
    • They were presented on the wrong day
    • They were presented after the collection vehicle has passed through
    • The wrong recycling bin was presented
    • The bin is overflowing or over the weight limit of 61 kgs (135lbs)
    • Garbage bags are sitting beside the bin instead of inside the bin
    • Restricted waste that cannot be collected (e.g. hazardous household waste, electronic waste, etc.)
    • The bin was blocked by a vehicle or a snow windrow
    • Black garbage bin contained loose (unbagged) garbage (all garbage must be bagged prior to placing it inside the black garbage bin, especially items such as saw dust, ashes etc.)
  • If you park on the road, please park responsibly, leaving adequate space between cars for collection crews and your bins (at least one (1) metre or three (3) feet from a neighbouring vehicle). Bins should have 30cm (1 foot) between them.
  • All bins must have their lids firmly closed. Garbage is an easy meal for animals and birds if it is not covered. It is the resident’s responsibility to clean up any scattered garbage. RMWB staff will take every precaution to prevent waste from being scattered during the collection process, however residents can assist by not overloading their bins.
  • All garbage/recycling must be placed in the correct bins. Garbage bags or recycling items left on or beside bins will not be collected. The exception to this is during the seasonal “Yard Waste” collection campaign, where residents are encouraged to place out yard waste in paper yard waste bags next to their presented garbage and recycling bins on their scheduled day of collection.
  • Remove all garbage and recycling bins from the curb within 12 hours after collection has been completed.
  • If your bins are damaged (e.g. cracked bin or lid, missing handle, etc.) You can call the PULSE line at 780-743-7000 for more information on how to replace your bins.
  • How do I place my bins at the curb?

  • Curbside Street Collection
    • On collection day, push your bins onto the roadway by the curb or at the end of your driveway.

    • Position your garbage and recycling bins with the wheels firmly against the curb and the metal bar on the front of the bin facing the street. Most bins have an arrow marked on the side of the bin pointing in the direction of the street.

    • Position the bins at least 30 cm (1 foot) apart, and leave at least 1 metre (3 feet) between the edge of a bin and a parked vehicle.

    • On streets with parking congestion, bins can be pulled away from the curb and into the roadway just past parked vehicles but no further than the side view mirrors on the vehicles (with at least 1 foot of clearance between the end of the vehicles and the side of the bin). Bins should not obstruct traffic.

  • Back Alley Collection
    • Place the bins on your property either beside or in front of your garage, or at the edge 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 and a parked vehicle.

    How to place your bins in the winter?

    Residents are asked to remove all snow from the curb, driveway or lane where the bins are placed and clear a path to the bins so collection crews can easily reach them. If the bin is blocked by ice, snow or windrows it may not be collected. As such, residents are strongly encouraged to maintain a clear path and sidewalks by regularly clearing snow and applying ice melt. Your cooperation in helping to ensure safe and efficient collection is appreciated. Bins must not be placed on top of windrows or snow banks.