Cart Sizes and Rates - Townhome

Annual Collection Fee on Property Taxes

(includes garbage, organics, and large item pick-up)

2017 (with standard size carts) $215
2018 (with standard size carts)
*Pending Council Approval
$215*

Garbage Cart

 


120 L

Standard Size


240 L

↑ $75/year


Additional Carts**

120 L  $75/year

240 L $150/year

**Maximum of 2 additional garbage carts

Green Cart

 


80 L

Standard Size


120 L

no fee change

 


240 L

no fee change

Cart Dimensions

Size Height Width Depth
80L 34" 16" 21.5"
120L 37.5" 19" 21"
240L 43" 24.5" 27.5"

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Standard cart sizes were chosen based on experience from other municipalities as well as tests carried out in 5 neighbourhoods across the Township.

Green Cart

Extra yard trimmings may be put out in paper bags, or 80 L cans marked with a “Green Can”* or “Yard Trimmings” decal. Twigs and branches can be bundled using garden string or twine (no wire, nylon rope, or plastic strapping).

  • Maximum branch size: 1 m (3 ft) in length and 7.5 cm (3 in) in diameter
  • Maximum bundle size: 1 m (3 ft) in length and 0.5 m (1.5 ft) in diameter
  • Maximum bundle, container, or bag weight: 20 kg (44 lbs)

Additional Green Carts are not available, with exception of properties with an authorized secondary suite, coach house, or temporary mobile home, who may apply for a second (80L) Green Cart for their property. Administration fees will apply. Contact our Cart Information Line at 604.532.3533.

*Free Green Can decals are available at Township facilities

Garbage

Most properties can avoid additional fees by maximizing use of their Green Cart and recycling programs. 60-70% of household waste can be recycled or composted. If your property is still generating too much garbage for your cart, you can choose from the following options:

1) Extra garbage stickers

Properties that occasionally produce extra garbage may purchase extra garbage stickers. Excess garbage must display an Extra Garbage sticker per bin or bag in order to be collected. The stickers can be purchased from one of the facilities listed below at a fee of $3.00 per sticker.

Important Note: Extra garbage will only be collected on the weeks designated for garbage collection.

2) Additional Carts

Properties that regularly produce excess garbage may obtain up to two (2) additional garbage carts for their property. Additional fees will be applied to your annual tax notice.

The 80L size provided is the smallest size that will fit on the semi-automated collection truck. Your Green Cart should be put out regularly, even if it isn't full.

Annual collection fees are dependent on the size and number of garbage carts you have. Properties that produce the least waste will pay less on their annual taxes. Standard sizes were delivered to specific property types, however property owners may choose to change their cart size. Townhome, rowhome, and mobile home properties that keep their 120L garbage cart will pay approximately $75 less than 2016 rates. If you choose to add an additional 120L garbage cart, or exchange for a 240L garbage cart, you will pay about the same as 2016 rates.

Additional carts and exchanges can be requested online at tol.ca/exchangecarts or by phone at 604-532-3533. All requests will be subject to a $50 administration fee per cart delivered or exchanged.