Automated Garbage Collection

What is automated garbage collection?
Automated garbage collection consists of specially designed wheeled carts, and collection vehicles equipped with articulated arms. Residents place these carts in designated spots on the curb and a single operator picks up and dumps the carts using an articulated arm controlled from the truck cab. The carts are used for garbage only. Recycling collection remains unchanged.

Carts are owned by the City and assigned to each property. They have large wheels that are easy to roll over curbs, gravel, snow, they are made from durable plastic and have a life span of 15-20 years and come with a 10-year warranty. Residents are responsible for keeping their cart clean and secure and are required to use a City-issued cart.

The size of the cart to be used will be decided following the engagement process.

Implementation of automated garbage collection is expected to start in 2018 and be phased in over time.


Take a moment to complete the quick poll on cart size, map your feedback by placing a pin on your location and noting your concerns. Check out the Schedule of Community Pop - up engagement sessions on the right for the 11 locations around town where we'll be popping up with sample carts to seek your feedback. A full schedule with dates and locations is posted there. Sign up to Engage! in the conversation and we'll keep you up to date on this project!

What is automated garbage collection?
Automated garbage collection consists of specially designed wheeled carts, and collection vehicles equipped with articulated arms. Residents place these carts in designated spots on the curb and a single operator picks up and dumps the carts using an articulated arm controlled from the truck cab. The carts are used for garbage only. Recycling collection remains unchanged.

Carts are owned by the City and assigned to each property. They have large wheels that are easy to roll over curbs, gravel, snow, they are made from durable plastic and have a life span of 15-20 years and come with a 10-year warranty. Residents are responsible for keeping their cart clean and secure and are required to use a City-issued cart.

The size of the cart to be used will be decided following the engagement process.

Implementation of automated garbage collection is expected to start in 2018 and be phased in over time.


Take a moment to complete the quick poll on cart size, map your feedback by placing a pin on your location and noting your concerns. Check out the Schedule of Community Pop - up engagement sessions on the right for the 11 locations around town where we'll be popping up with sample carts to seek your feedback. A full schedule with dates and locations is posted there. Sign up to Engage! in the conversation and we'll keep you up to date on this project!