City will collect green bins every two weeks starting December 19

Single green bin
December 14 2022 –

Starting Monday, December 19, City crews will collect green bins every two weeks (not every week). Green bin collection will line up with residents’ regular garbage day. Weekly green bin service will resume on March 6, 2023.

The temporary change to a bi-weekly green bin schedule over the winter will provide more predictable service for residents, particularly when snow and ice impact our operations. 

An important consideration in the decision to change the green bin schedule is that in winter, volumes are much lower due to fewer yard trimmings and colder temperatures help minimize green bin odours.  

The change to a bi-weekly service also reduces the wear and tear on equipment and extends the life of our sanitation trucks, which are scheduled to be replaced. We expect delivery of some new trucks in 2023; however, delivery of the remainder of replacement trucks could be delayed up to two years due to supply chain and manufacturing challenges.

In recent months, the demands of a weekly schedule on our current fleet have resulted in high levels of staff overtime and service delays.

Look up your collection schedules

Download the VanCollect app or go online for garbage and green bin collection schedules, notifications, and up-to-date service alerts. 

We appreciate residents’ ongoing patience as our crews work to provide reliable waste collection services.