Where do I place my solid waste and recycling carts during winter months?

  • Find or clear an unobstructed site to put your carts out for collection. It’s the responsibility of the resident to clear appropriate space at thecurb/roadway in front of their property for placement of carts.

  • Put carts as close as possible to the curb/roadway without obstructing the street, sidewalk or bike lane. Often placing your carts on either side of your driveway allows for greater ease for the collection trucks and you.

  • Keep carts off the travelled portion of the roadway so as not to interfere with snow plows. Do not place carts in a location where the snow plow will hit them.

  • The cart should be no closer than one meter from any obstacle, parked vehicle or other cart. Minimum one meter is required between each cart. When considering cart placement it is important to note the automated arm on the collection truck can only reach a maximum of eight feet from the truck, and up to one foot off the ground.

  • Do not place carts behind or on top of snow banks.

  • Please have your carts out for collection by 7:00 am on your collection day. Avoid placing your carts out the night before collection and bring them away from the road as soon as possible to avoid interfering with snow plows that are often working in the very late or early morning hours to clear our roadways.

  • Clear your cart of snow and ice to ensure the lid is properly down and opens when the cart is tipped into the truck. Your cart will not be tipped into the truck if the operator sees that the lid is not properly closed.

  • General Safety: As the waste collection carts are equipped with wheels, please use extra caution when wheeling them in snow and ice conditions.

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1. What kind of equipment for snow and ice control does the city own?
2. Does the city hire contractors for hauling snow?
3. What is the city’s snow budget?
4. Does the city reduce service when the budget is spent?
5. How does the city determine the level of snow removal service?
6. Why can’t the sand particles be smaller or larger?
7. Can we request not to have sanding or salting in our neighborhood?
8. Why can’t the city remove the snow they put in front of my driveway entrance from the plow truck?
9. Why does the city spray liquid on the roads?
10. Why does the city blow snow on my boulevard? Can’t it be hauled away? Do I have to clean up the sand in the spring?
11. Who is responsible for removing snow from sidewalks?
12. May I place the snow from my driveway onto the traveled portion of the street?
13. I am a business owner. What am I supposed to do with snow that has fallen on my property?
14. Why is the snow downtown plowed to the center of the street?
15. I have a question or concern regarding snow and ice control. Who should I contact?
16. What is the city’s winter schedule?
17. Where do I place my solid waste and recycling carts during winter months?