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Large item pickup

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Large item 2017 collection days:
For Strathcona County waste collection customers only. 

Regular collection dayLarge item collection days: April/MayLarge item collection days: October
 Monday April 24October 16
TuesdayMay 2October 24
 Wednesday April 26October 18
 Thursday May 4October 26
 Friday April 28October 20

Do you have broken furniture or appliances, old mattresses, or any other non-reusable large or heavy-household items?  

Leave items at the curbside with your other garbage by 7:30 a.m. on your regular garbage collection day and we will haul them away for you.

Items may be collected by different trucks.

Special notes:

  • Houses with back alleys must have large items put out at the front of your property for collection.
  • Homes in the rural area will have large items tagged and collected later that day or the next day.
  • Put a note on items that are normally found outdoors (basketball and hockey nets, bikes, lawn mowers, wheel barrows, rain barrels etc.) to help identify it as being out for pick up.
  • Download our printable label (831.7 KB)

All items must be less than six feet by three feet (1.8 metres x 0.9 metres) and weigh less than 200 lbs. (90 kg).

Some examples of acceptable items for collection include:

  • fridges (doors removed)
  • stoves
  • washer and dryers
  • freezers (doors removed)
  • mattress and box spring
  • bikes (wheels removed, please put a sign on it)
  • furniture
  • sinks
  • toilets
  • barbecues (no tanks)
  • lawnmower (all fluids drained)
  • rain barrels (please put a sign on it)
  • snowblower (all fluids drained)
  • lawn furniture (please put a sign on it)
  • wheel barrow (please put a sign on it)

Please remove doors and lids to fridges and freezers, and make sure the coolant system is not damaged. Items with fuel or oil tanks (barbecues, lawn mowers etc.) must have fuel or oil tanks drained. Fuel and fuel tanks can be taken to the Broadview Enviroservice Station or rural event.

Different trucks collect different items, and where possible, items are sent to be recycled.

Items which are not acceptable for collection include:

  • televisions
  • stereos
  • computers (monitors, towers, key boards, speakers, mice)
  • desktop printer
  • car parts
  • snowmobiles
  • assembled swing sets
  • tires
  • items larger than 1.8 metres (six feet) in length
  • items weighing more than 200 lbs.

Various electronics not collected may be e-cycled.

There is a limit of two items per household.

This service is for Strathcona County waste collection subscribers only.

Remember during Large item weeks to keep items that are not to be collected (basketball nets, bikes, wheel barrows etc.) away from the end of your driveway so they are not accidentally picked up.

For various items not collected, they may be accepted at:

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Additional information

Last updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Page ID: 38837