Automated Garbage Collection

What is automated garbage collection?
Automated garbage collection consists of specially designed wheeled carts, and collection vehicles equipped with articulated arms. Residents place these carts in designated spots on the curb and a single operator picks up and dumps the carts using an articulated arm controlled from the truck cab. The carts are used for garbage only. Recycling collection remains unchanged.

Carts are owned by the City and assigned to each property. They have large wheels that are easy to roll over curbs, gravel, snow, they are made from durable plastic and have a life span of 15-20 years and come with a 10-year warranty. Residents are responsible for keeping their cart clean and secure and are required to use a City-issued cart.

The size of the cart to be used will be decided following the engagement process.

Implementation of automated garbage collection is expected to start in 2018 and be phased in over time.

The consultation process related to this project has concluded and a "What we Heard" Document will be shared in the near future.

Check out the updated FAQ's in the Document Library. These reflect the most common questions we've heard throughout the public consultation. Thanks to everyone who participated. Sign up to Engage! in the conversation, follow the project and we'll keep you up to date as new information including decisions are shared on this project.

What is automated garbage collection?
Automated garbage collection consists of specially designed wheeled carts, and collection vehicles equipped with articulated arms. Residents place these carts in designated spots on the curb and a single operator picks up and dumps the carts using an articulated arm controlled from the truck cab. The carts are used for garbage only. Recycling collection remains unchanged.

Carts are owned by the City and assigned to each property. They have large wheels that are easy to roll over curbs, gravel, snow, they are made from durable plastic and have a life span of 15-20 years and come with a 10-year warranty. Residents are responsible for keeping their cart clean and secure and are required to use a City-issued cart.

The size of the cart to be used will be decided following the engagement process.

Implementation of automated garbage collection is expected to start in 2018 and be phased in over time.

The consultation process related to this project has concluded and a "What we Heard" Document will be shared in the near future.

Check out the updated FAQ's in the Document Library. These reflect the most common questions we've heard throughout the public consultation. Thanks to everyone who participated. Sign up to Engage! in the conversation, follow the project and we'll keep you up to date as new information including decisions are shared on this project.