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How many bags/containers can I put out for garbage?
Residents are allowed a 5 bag/container limit for garbage (bundles such as branches are included in the 5 item garbage limit except during Special "Brush Only" collection).
What if I have a problem with garbage collection?
Call Progressive Waste at 519-756-4444 or Public Works Commission at 519-759-1350. Garbage must be curbside by 7:00 a.m. the day of your garbage pick-up or after 7:00 p.m. the night before.
How can I dispose of a refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner, etc?
Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, etc. need to be tagged from a licensed refrigerant company, which can be found in the yellow pages. After it is tagged, you can call Progressive Waste at 519-759-0070 or online at myBrantford.ca to schedule a bulk pick-up.
What can I put in my blue box?
Glass bottles and jars, metal cans, all plastic bottles and jugs with the numbers 1 through 7 on the bottom as well as milk/juice cartons and boxes can all be recycled. Help the collection contractors by properly sorting your recycling. Cans and jars should be placed loosely in your blue box. Newspapers and boxboard can be flattened and placed inside another blue box.
What if I have a problem with blue box pick-up?
Call HGC Management Inc. 519-754-0121 or Public Works Commission: 519-759-1350. Recyclables should be sorted as per the Recycling Program Brochure and placed at curbside by 7:00 a.m. the day of your garbage pick-up, or after 7:00 p.m. the night before.
Where can I dispose of Household Hazardous Waste?
Household Hazardous Waste such as pharmaceuticals, household cleaners, pool chemicals, propane tanks, paints and paint cleaners, wood preservers, driveway sealers, and adhesives can be disposed of at the Mohawk Street landfill site on specified days. Household Hazardous Waste days in 2016 are April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 15 and November 19. The Mohawk Street landfill site is located at 20 Morrison Road. Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
What should I not put in my blue box?
Please do not include foam plastic packaging (eg. styrofoam), plastic bags, plastic wrap (bubble wrap), and blisterpak (eg. the rigid clear plastic cover on toys and other products.
Where can I get a blue box?
Blue boxes are available to City of Brantford residents only from the Mohawk Street Landfill Site, free of charge, located at 20 Morrison Road, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or the Tourism Centre on 399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Saturday and Sunday ONLY.
How do I get rid of bulky items?
Residents must call Progressive Waste at 519-759-0070 or online at myBrantford.ca to have bulky items collected at curbside on their regular garbage day up to a maximum of twice a year - once between January to June and a second time between July and December. Residents are required to give 7 calendar days notice and place bulky items at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on their scheduled garbage day.
Where can I get a composter?
To obtain a composter you can visit the Mohawk Street Landfill Site, Monday - Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Cost is $20.00 per unit.
Where is the landfill site?
The Mohawk Street landfill site is located at 20 Morrison Road. Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday (Open all statutory holidays except Christmas Day and New Years Day) Closed: Sundays, Christmas Day & New Years Day.
How much does it cost to go to the landfill site?
There is a minimum tipping fee of $10.00 per load weighing 150 kg or less. For all loads weighing over 150 kg, the entire load is charged at the applicable tipping fee rate. The general waste tipping fee is $69.00 per metric tonne. Payment methods: Cash, Debit, Visa and Mastercard