Winter Placement for Waste Bins

As a friendly reminder this winter, please try to keep waste collection bins out of the path of snow plows, to help with snow clearing operations. Always set your waste bins 1 m (3 ft.) from the road or curb after a snowfall. This will allow enough room for snow plows to pass. During winter, a bin placed too close to the road might get hit or crushed by a passing snow plow, or it might get knocked over by snow pushed to the side of the road. Report any damage caused by snow plows. Damaged carts will be fixed or replaced free of charge. If a snow plow partially buries your bin, your waste items should still be collected. How to set out bins after a snowfall to ensure that your waste is collected:

  • Keep your bins off and away from snowbanks.
  • Clear a flat spot at the bottom of your driveway or at the curb, then set your carts in this spot without blocking the road or sidewalk.
  • Place any excess, bagged waste on the ground, approximately 1 m (3 ft.) away from your bin.

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