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What can't go in your black cart

For the safety of your waste bin collector, collection truck and landfill staff, the following items are not accepted in the black cart as garbage.

Don't know where to put an item? Use What Goes Where to find the proper recycling and disposal answers.

No. Keep these items out of your black cart

No household hazardous waste

If an item has a hazard symbol (poisonous, flammable etc.), then it must be taken to a designated Household Hazardous Waste drop-off, even if it’s empty.

  • Propane tanks and canisters
  • Bear spray
  • Aerosol cans
  • Paint
  • Cleaning chemicals
No Household Hazardous Waste  
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No automobile waste

Take your tires to a City landfill for tire recycling. See disposal options for car parts at What Goes Where.

Safely recycle motor oil, oil filters and containers at a Household Hazardous Waste drop-off.

  • Car batteries
  • Car parts
  • Tires
  • Motor oil
  • Oil filters
  • Oil containers
No Automotive Waste  
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No oversized items (furniture, appliances etc.)

Garbage items must be broken down to fit inside the black cart with the lid pulled over. See more tips for dealing with excess garbage.

See disposal options for appliances and furniture at What Goes Where.

  • Microwaves
  • Mattresses
  • Furniture (beds, dressers, tables)
  • Shelving
  • Water coolers
  • Fence posts
  • Lumber
  • Rolls of carpet
  • Vinyl siding and renovation materials
No Oversize Items  
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