Landfill – acceptable items for garbage disposal

The City landfill is helpful for disposal of:

  • oversized items that don’t fit in the black bin
  • large quantities or commercial quantities of garbage such as during a construction project

This is not an exhaustive list and intended to provide general examples of the kinds of things people can bring to the landfill for garbage disposal.

Please donate usable items where possible. 

Large furniture and appliances

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Old furniture (couches, tables etc.)
  • Appliances (stoves, fridges etc.)
  • Hot tubs, spas, swimming pools and covers
  • Patio furniture
  • Mattresses, crib liners
  • Cribs and car seats
  • Pianos
  • Taxidermy items
  • Grandfather clock
  • Bird bath

Renovation and construction materials

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Lumber from old fences and decks
  • Toilets and bathroom fixtures
  • Rugs, mats, carpets
  • Mirrors and windows
  • Broken shelving
  • Fences
  • Landscape lawn edging
  • Vinyl siding
  • Shingles
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Ceramic tiles, bricks, landscaping stone
  • Cabinets
  • Linoleum and tile
  • Bathtub
  • Toilets and bathroom fixtures
  • Plastic eavestrough
  • Baseboards
  • Closet doors
  • Old shower door
  • Window frames
  • Tyvek
  • Blinds
  • Window screens, patio door screens
  • French drain tubing and PVC pipe
  • Plastic heat register covers

Household items

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Ceramic pots that have cracked, dishes that are cracked
  • Broken dog kennels
  • Old dog beds
  • Binders
  • Shovels, brooms

Sporting goods and recreational equipment

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Gym equipment (old treadmills, mats etc.)
  • Broken/torn trampoline
  • Inflatables i.e. pool floaties
  • Air mattresses
  • Broken camping gear
  • Camping chairs
  • Broken scooters and other large ride on toys
  • Strollers
  • Kids toys
  • Bouncy castles and play structures

Household decorations

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Ceramic plant pots
  • Artificial Christmas trees
  • Seasonal decorations
  • Broken picture frames

Garden and garage items

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Garden hoses
  • Broken garbage containers
  • Pond liner
  • Landscaping cloth
  • Garden tools
  • Old tarps
  • Trellis
  • Snow fence
  • Irrigation tubing and components
  • Bellflower (invasive weeds) – must be bagged up
  • Outdoor turf
  • Rope and twine

Non-recyclable packaging

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Styrofoam packing foam and packing peanuts (bagged up)

Prohibited items

There are some hazardous items that should never go in the garbage.

  • Automobile waste including motor oil, car batteries and tires.
  • Household hazardous waste – chemicals, paint and more
  • Appliances containing freon such as fridges and freezers of all sizes
  • Lithium-ion batteries
  • Industrial waste

Recyclable and other divertible items

There are programs in place to recycle or divert these items to keep them out of the landfill.

  • Paper and cardboard
  • Yard waste (leaves, grass and tree trimmings)
  • Scrap metal, including appliances
  • Electronics

Residential customers please refer to the What Goes Where search tool for disposal options. Business customers please refer to the Business Waste Resources for options.

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