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Large Item (Bulk) Curbside Swap September 27, 28, 29 (Friday to Sunday)

Residents are invited to place unwanted items curbside on the morning of Friday September 27th to Sunday the 29th to give others the chance to find a new home for your unwanted items prior to bulk waste collection (October 1 to 4).

This program aims to divert items from the landfill site and offers another way to reuse items.

Items still at the curb after September 29th? Leave them out to be collected as part of the Aylmer Large Item (Bulk) Curbside Collection that occurs October 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

Tips for Large Item (Bulk) Curbside Swap & Collection

  • Items must be to the curb prior to 7:00 a.m. and will be picked up on your regular garbage day only
  • Small items must be placed in a box or container
  • Any glass must be taped
  • Please remove exposed nails or screws
  • If you are placing any container(s) to the curbside during this special collection that is not intended for disposal, please print your address clearly on the container in large letters

Large Item (Bulk) Waste includes items that are too large to be accepted by regular Garbage Collection (i.e. items that do not fill into a garbage bag).

The following list can be used as a guideline:

House & Home

  • Furniture
  • Chairs, loveseats, ottomans, recliners
  • Couches, beanbag chairs
  • Bookshelves, entertainment units
  • Vacuums, ironing boards
  • Floor lamps, hat stands
  • Armoires, desks, credenzas
  • Mattresses, box springs, headboards
  • Artifical trees
  • Baby cribs, chairs, car seats, gates
  • Major household appliances including: stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, water tanks, barbeques, heat pumps, air conditioning units, refrigeration units, freezer units*

*Any item containing freon must have a certificate noting that the freon has been removed by a licensed appliance dealer

Sports & Recreation Equipment

  • Ski equipment
  • Hockey sticks, equipment
  • Fishing rods
  • Golf bags, clubs
  • Tennis, squash, raquetball raquets
  • Baseball bats, equipment
  • Luggage, backpacks
  • Skateboards, snowboards
  • Life jackets
  • Lacrosse sticks
  • Toboggans, sleds
  • Dog/cat carriers and cat scratch posts
  • Exercise equipment including treadmills, elliptical trainers, bikes, weight training benches/equipment

Outdoor Living

  • Patio furniture including tables, chairs, umbrellas, loungers, hammocks, adirondack chairs, bar sets, stools
  • Birdbaths
  • Planters
  • Gardening tools
  • Deck boxes
  • Garden hoses
  • Plastic hose wheels
  • Lawn ornaments
  • Storage benches
  • Plastic coolers
  • Lawn ornaments
  • Plastic pool covers (rolled or tied into 1 metre x 1 metre squares)

Items that will not be collected as part of the Large Item (Bulk) Curbside Collection program include:

  • Regular household garbage
  • Yard waste
  • Recyclable materials
  • Household Hazardous materials
  • Electronic waste
  • Small appliances
  • Construction or renovation materials such as but not limited to drywall, wood, vanities, garage doors, concrete, propane tanks, tires, etc.

Alternative Options for Disposal of Unacceptable Items

  1. Curbside Pickup
    – Place garbage bags at curbside on your regular collection day for pickup.
    – Residents are permitted 3 untagged bags of garbage once weekly.
    – Additional bags over the untagged bag limit must be tagged.
    Click here to view the 2024 Waste Management Program Guide with a map to determine your pickup day
  1. Curbside Pickup
    – Place recyclable materials at the curb for regular weekly pickup
  2. St. Thomas Community Recycling Centre (330 Edgeware Road)
    – Curbside recyclable material can also be taken to the St. Thomas Community Recycling Centre to be disposed of free of charge
    – Cardboard can also be disposed of for free of charge
    – Please check the website for operating hours
  1. St. Thomas Community Recycling Centre (330 Edgeware Road)
    – E-waste can be taken to the St. Thomas Community Recycling Centre to be disposed of free of charge
    – Please check the website for operating hours
  2. Local Collections
    – Aylmer Thrift Store hosts electronic drop-off events
    – Contact the Aylmer Thrift Store for dates or check their Facebook page
  3. Recyclemyelectronics.ca
    – Check for electronic waste collection locations at recyclemyelectronics.ca
  1. Curbside Pickup
    – Please collect yard waste in paper bags.
    – Residents are permitted 1 untagged bag of yard waste for weekly curbside collection.
    – Additional yard waste bags can be placed at the curb for weekly pickup but will require bag tags.
  2. St. Thomas Recycling Center (330 Edgeware Road)
    – Yard waste and brush can also be taken to the St. Thomas Recycling Center
    – Up to 5 bags can be disposed of free of charge
    – Loads in excess of 5 bags will be charged $10/load
    – Please check the website for operating hours
  3. Aylmer Yard Waste, Brush, and Fall Leaf Curbside Collection Events
    – Brush Curbside Collection occurs September 23 to September 26, 2024
    – Another Brush Curbside Collection event occurs in spring (April)
    – Yard Waste Curbside Collection occurs annually in spring (April)
    – Fall Leaf Collection occurs October 28 to November 22 (weather dependent)
    – Click here to review the 2024 Waste Management Program Guide for more information about these special waste collection events
  1. St. Thomas Community Recycling Centre (330 Edgeware Road)
    – Includes items such as aerosol containers, propane cylinders, fluorescent bulbs/tubes, paint, batteries, motor oil, etc.
    – Please check the website for operating hours
  1. St. Thomas Community Recycling Centre (330 Edgeware Road)
    – Items such as shingles, mixed construction and demolition material (wood, drywall, etc.), concrete, brick and block, and clean wood can be disposed of at the St. Thomas Community Recycling Centre
    – Please check their website for user fees and operating hours

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