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Solid Waste Rates & Fees

Quickly find all 2017 rates & fees associated with solid waste.

Expand2017 Fee Increase

Effective January 1, 2017 City Council approved a 2.2% blended rate, resulting in various increases for different types of Solid Waste Management Rates and Fees, and introduction of new Solid Waste Rates and Fees. Rebate amount(s) were approved with the Budget on February 15, 2017 and the affected new rates have been adjusted accordingly. New rate(s) will appear on bills starting March 1, 2017 due to timing of rebate amount approvals.

Residential Customer

Curbside Bin Collection

Fees are based on the size of a customer's garbage bin and includes collection of recycling, organics, yard waste and household hazardous waste.

Garbage Bin SizeAnnual RateRebateAnnual Net Cost
Small $249.67 $227.01 $22.66
Medium $303.08 $163.76 $139.32
Large $411.62 $72.41 $339.21
Extra Large $477.44 $0.00 $477.44
Bag-only* $159.82 $215.01 -$55.19
*Garbage tags must be purchased separately.

Garbage Tag

ItemFee
Garbage Tag $5.00/unit

Oversized & Metal Item Fee

The following is an approved fee providing for the collection of oversized and metal items per single family house and for each multi-residential unit per property location, regardless of whether the service is used.

Customer TypeMaterialAnnual Rates (per dwelling unit)
All Residential (Single Family Home and Multi-Residential) Oversized items that do not fit in garbage bag or bin $8.00

Curbside Bin Collection & Front-End Collection

Fees are based on the overall volume of garbage, with different rates applicable for compacted versus un-compacted garbage. The fee includes collection of recycling, organics, yard waste and household hazardous waste.

 Volume (yd3)Base rate (per unit, per year)RebateExcess/yd3
Un-compacted 1.917 $211.13 $185.00 $14.65
Compacted 0.9585 $211.13 $185.00 $29.31
Bag-only*   $211.13    
*Garbage tags must be purchased separately.

Garbage Tag

ItemFee
Garbage Tag $5.00/unit

Oversized & Metal Item Fee

The following is an approved fee providing for the collection of oversized and metal items per single family home and for each multi-residential unit per property location, regardless of whether the service is used.

Customer TypeMaterialAnnual Rates (per dwelling unit)
All Residential (Single Family Home and Multi-Residential) Oversized items that do not fit in garbage bag or bin $8.00

Curbside Bin Collection

Fees below reflect a Council approved 2017 rate increase of 2% effective January 1, 2017. Collections fees of RUAC customers are based on a combination of frequency and the size of the customer's garbage bin.  The fee includes collection of recycling, organics, yard waste and household hazardous waste.

FrequencyGarbage Bin SizeAnnual RateRebateAnnual Net Cost
Bi-weekly     Small $249.67 $227.01 $22.66
Medium $303.08 $163.76 $139.32
Large $411.62 $72.41 $339.21
Extra Large $477.44 $0.00 $477.44
Bag-only* $159.82 $215.01 -$55.19
Weekly     Small $303.08 $227.01 $76.07
Medium $411.62 $163.76 $247.86
Large $583.68 $72.41 $511.27
Extra Large $937.84 $0.00 $937.84
Bag-only* $213.25 $215.01 -$1.76
* Garbage tags must be purchased separately.

Garbage Tag

ItemFee
Garbage Tag $5.00/unit

Oversized & Metal Item Fee

The following is an approved fee providing for the collection of oversized and metal items per single family home and for each multi-residential unit per property location, regardless of whether the service is used.

Customer TypeMaterialAnnual Rates (per dwelling unit)
All Residential (Single and Multi) Oversized items that do not fit in garbage bag or bin $8.00

Non-Residential Customer

Curbside Bin Collection & Front End Container

ItemFrequencyAnnual Rate
Curbside Bin Bi-Weekly $463.27
Weekly $926.54
Twice Weekly $1,853.08
Front End Container
per lift per Cubic yard (Un-Compacted) $12.74
per lift per Cubic yard (Compacted) $25.51

Organics Collection

ItemFrequencyAnnual Rate

Organics

Once per week No fee (included with collection services)
2 times per week $367.85
5 times per week $1,379.46
6 times per week $1,839.27

Garbage Tag

ItemFee
Garbage Tag $5.00/unit

Bag-only Base Fee

The following is a new, approved, Solid Waste fee for the introduction of a harmonized collection base fee for Commercial Bag-only customers based on a weekly City collection service.

ItemAnnual Rate
Bag-only $260.00

Curbside Bin Collection & Front End Container

ItemFrequencyAnnual Rate
Curbside Bin Bi-Weekly $463.27
Weekly $926.54
Twice Weekly $1,853.08
Front End Container
per lift per Cubic yard (Un-Compacted) $12.74
per lift per Cubic yard (Compacted) $25.51

Organics Collection

ItemFrequencyAnnual Rate

Organics

Once per week No fee (included with collection services)
2 times per week $367.85
5 times per week $1,379.46
6 times per week $1,839.27

Garbage Tag

ItemFee
Garbage Tag $5.00/unit

Curbside Bin Collection & Front End Container

ItemFrequencyAnnual Rate
Curbside Bin Bi-Weekly $463.27
Weekly $926.54
Twice Weekly $1,853.08
Front End Container
per lift per Cubic yard (Un-Compacted) $12.74
per lift per Cubic yard (Compacted) $25.51

Organics Collection

ItemFrequencyAnnual Rate

Organics

Once per week No fee (included with collection services)
2 times per week $367.85
5 times per week $1,379.46
6 times per week $1,839.27

Garbage Tag

ItemFee
Garbage Tag $5.00/unit

Curbside Bin Collection & Front End Container

ItemGarbage Collection FrequencyAnnual Rate

Curbside Bin

Bi-Weekly
  • Small
$92.66
  • Medium
$185.31
  • Large
$277.97
  • Extra Large
$463.27
Weekly 
  • Small
$185.31
  • Medium
$370.61
  • Large
$555.92
  • Extra Large
$926.54
Twice Weekly 
  • Extra Large
$1,853.08
Front End Container per lift per Cubic Yard (Un-Compacted)  $12.74
per lift per Cubic Yard (Compacted)  $25.51

* These particular fees that apply to DACs and School Boards represent a 5.2% increase to the multi-year, phased-in rate that City Council previously and separately adopted and which, for 2017, are now 100% of the phased-in rate between the 2013 ABCDs and School Boards Rate and the 2013 Commercial Rate including the 2017 Rate Increase.

Organics Collection

ItemFrequencyAnnual Rate

Organics

Once per week No fee (included with collection services)
2 times per week $367.85
5 times per week $1,379.46
6 times per week $1,839.27

Garbage Tag

ItemFee
Garbage Tag $5.00/unit

Other Solid Waste Services

Sale of Bins

Customer TypeCollection TypeRate (per tonne)

Multi-Residential Front End and Multi Residential Curbside

95 gallon garbage bin $97.72
95 gallon recycling bin $97.72
35 gallon organics bin $63.23
26 gallon organics bin $52.60
Non-Residential (Commercial, DACs, Schools & CIROs) 95 gallon garbage bin $97.72
95 gallon recycling bin $97.72
65 gallon organics bin $74.72
35 gallon organics bin $63.23
26 gallon organics bin $52.60

Note: The price of various small kitchen containers have also increased by 5.2%.

Transfer Station Tip Fees

Customer TypeCollection TypeRate (per tonne)
  • Commercial
  • Divisions, Agencies & Corporations (DACs)
  • Schools
  • Charities, Institutions & Religious Organizations (CIROs)
Waste Loads $114.95
Recyclable Materials Loads $86.22
Tire Loads $172.43

 

Green Lane Landfill Services

Material TypeRate (per tonne)
Private Commercial $114.95

Drop and Load Fees

Customer TypeActivityRate (per tonne)

All customers

Drop and Load $16.62
Load Weighing $11.50

 

Residual Management

Customer TypeMaterialRate (per tonne)

Commercial

Waste Loads $114.95
Bio Solids $114.95
Water Treatment Residue $114.95
Asbestos Waste Loads $344.87
CFIA $344.87
Special Handling $344.87
MOE Ordered Municipal Waste $344.87
MOE Ordered ICI Waste $344.87

 

Miscellaneous Collection, Haulage and other Service Fees

The following is a new approved Solid Waste fee for the collection of material from Special Events such as Parades, Runs, Festivals, etc.

ActivityRate (per hour)

Solid Waste Miscellaneous Collection, Haulage and other Services

$92.58