Bring us your poor tires, your troubled mattresses—and more!
May 3, 2019

Big Bin Events are back, starting this weekend.

The popular service lets residents recycle or dispose of household items too large for regular collection—for free. Last year 11,723 customers attended the events, disposing of 1,262 tonnes of large waste items and 549 tonnes of recyclable items.

The 12 events run from May 4 until September 22. Visit for dates, times and locations.

Please review the list of accepted materials before attending an event. Stuff allowed includes:
  • Couches, chairs, mattresses and other household furniture items too large for curbside pickup
  • Fridges, freezers, washers, dryers and other large household appliances
  • Computers, televisions and other household electronics
  • Grass clippings and yard waste, including branches no longer than 1.2 m (4 ft) and 0.75 m (2.5 ft) in diameter
  • Tires and scrap metal

Household hazardous waste, including paint, varnish, household cleaners or batteries, will not be accepted at Big Bin Events. These items should be taken to an Eco Station for proper disposal at no charge.

Waste Services will properly dispose or recycle materials from Big Bin Events to help divert waste from the landfill and decrease illegal dumping throughout the city.
For more information:

Media contact:
Communications Coordinator
Waste Services