Garbage and Recycling Services
Element City Garbage and Recycling has moved to 4 days a week.
Please review the attached new Garbage & Recycling Brochure [PDF - 819 KB].
As a City that cares deeply about the environment, Element City strongly promotes recycling. Our residential recycling program is designed to reduce the amount of household garbage deposited in landfills.
For your blue Box (Single Family Recycling Program), please make sure you
- Include: glass bottles, jars, tin and aluminum cans, plastic bags and plastic containers marked 1, 2, 4, or 5.
- Do not include: broken glass, window glass, ceramics
- Do not include: any plastic containers not marked with approved codes.
- Please rinse and flatten milk jugs. Rinse all items, discard lids and remove labels where possible.
Flatten items as much as possible.
In order to have your garbage picked up, your garbage can/bag must be placed at the curbside by 8:00 am.
The following items are banned from garbage and will not be picked up: beverage containers, blue box recyclable, corrugated cardboard, newsprint, office paper, gypsum drywall, yard and garden waste, car batteries, medications and pharmaceuticals, paints, solvents and flammable liquids, gasoline and pesticides, vehicle tires, oil, oil filters and containers, and electronics, including personal computers, printers and tvs.
On the annual property tax notice, only the cost to pick up one can per week is charged to the resident in the garbage and recycling levy. However, for an additional cost, garbage curbside services include pick up of up to three (3) cans per week, per residential unit. The additional bags must be tagged with an extra bag tag in order to be picked up. Extra bag tags cost $2.50 each; they are available for purchase at the City Hall, or at the IGA or Pharmasave stores located in the Meadowvale Shopping Centre.Go to Top