Free Big Bin Events are back

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Free Big Bin Events are back

Starting next weekend, residents can drop off large, bulky items at one of the City’s Big Bin Events. The weekend events will be held at ten locations across the city. This service allows residents to recycle or dispose of household items too large for regular collection—at no charge. Along with the Big Bin Events, the City of Edmonton will hold two free weekend events at Eco Stations for residential drop-offs to help Edmontonians transition to the new cart-based system. Free weekends will not apply to the Edmonton Waste Management Centre for residential drop-offs.

The ten Big Bin Events run from May 7 until September 19 while the two Free Eco Station weekend events for residential drop-offs will be held in June and September. Visit edmonton.ca/bigbinevents and edmonton.ca/ecostations for dates, times and locations.

All events will adhere to Alberta Health Services safety guidelines. All residents must unload their own vehicles, maintain a safe physical distance 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 (accepted for free anytime during the year)

tires and scrap metal

excess household garbage (should not include food scraps or recycling)

All materials will be accepted at no charge including bulky items, appliances and electronics. Household hazardous waste, including paint, varnish, 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 anytime during the year.

Edmontonians are asked to do their part when it comes to sorting to help Waste Services divert more waste from landfill and help keep our City clean. Residents who are unsure whether an item is too large for regular collection can use the WasteWise app. The City thanks all residents for their patience as longer than usual wait times are anticipated this year.

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