Edmonton

PSA: Safely shed your bulky household items for free

Safely shed your bulky household items for free


Big Bin Events are back at the end of August at five locations across the city.

This popular service lets residents recycle or dispose of household items too large for regular collection for free. Last year, 12,330 customers attended the events, shedding 1,898 tonnes of household waste items.


The five weekend events run from August 22 until September 27. Visit edmonton.ca/bigbinevents for dates, times and locations.
All residents must unload their own vehicles, maintain physical distancing and are encouraged to wear a mask.


Please review the list of accepted materials before attending an event. Items allowed include:

  • couches, chairs, mattresses and other household furniture items too large for curbside pickup
  • fridges, freezers, washers, dryers and other large household appliances
  • computers, televisions and other household electronics
  • grass clippings and yard waste, including branches no longer than 1.2 m (4 ft) and 0.75 m (2.5 ft) in diameter
  • tires and scrap metal

Household hazardous waste, including paint, used oil, household cleaners or batteries, will not be accepted at Big Bin Events. These items should be taken to an Eco Station for proper disposal at no charge.
Residents who are unsure whether an item is too large for regular collection can use the WasteWise app. The City would like to thank all residents for their patience as longer than usual wait times are anticipated this year.
Waste Services will properly dispose of materials from Big Bin Events to help divert waste from the landfill and decrease illegal dumping throughout the city.
For more information:edmonton.ca/bigbinevents

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