Waste collection for businesses

The City collects waste from businesses (excluding downtown businesses) that are small mixed-use buildings and institutional properties.

Small mixed-use buildings

A small mixed-use building is a building containing six or less units with at least one residential dwelling unit and at least one non-residential use (e.g., a business). To be eligible for waste collection by the City, the following criteria must be met:

  • The property is located on a residential collection route;
  • Waste is separated into the three streams (organics, recyclables and garbage);
  • Each residential dwelling unit may receive up to one set of waste carts (240L grey and 360L blue biweekly collection and 80L green weekly collection);, and
  • Each non-residential unit must request permission from the property owner to share the carts provided to a residential unit.

Institutional properties

For an institutional property (e.g., place of worship, not-for-profit community centre), the eligibility criteria states that:

  • The property is located on a residential collection route,
  • Waste is separated into the three streams (organics, recyclables and garbage), and
  • The institutional property may receive one set of waste carts (240L grey and 360L blue biweekly collection and 80L green weekly collection).

Here’s how to get started:

  • Submit a Waste Management Plan and Source Separation Commitment to [email protected] for approval

Once the City approves your application, you are required to:

  • Enter into a Waste Collection Service Agreement with the City and meet all agreement requirements (e.g., insurance)
  • Distribute a letter and promotional and educational materials about three stream sorting to residents, tenants, occupants and/or owners
  • Sort waste into three streams (organics, recyclables and garbage)

Alternative waste collection arrangements

If your business is unable to meet the eligibility criteria, or if you require waste collection beyond the level of service the City can provide, you will need to seek alternative waste collection arrangements through private contracts.

Resources

For more information

Solid Waste Resources
519-767-0598
TTY: 519-826-9771
[email protected]