Cart Exchange Options

How to Submit a Cart Exchange Request

  • Step 1: Read the Cart Exchange FAQs

  • Step 2: Submit your Cart Exchange Request Form

  • Step 3: Pay the $60 Exchange Fee

Cart exchange requests are subject to approval.  Please be advised the current user rates may be subject to change upon bylaw revision, click here to access the Municipal Solid Waste Collection Bylaw 2011 No. 7128.

Cart Delivery Information

After approval and receiving the administration fee, your address will be put into queue for cart delivery (or exchange).  Your cart(s) will be delivered and geolocated to your property.  Please allow up to six to eight weeks for delivery. Please note that we are currently experiencing delays due staffing and volume of requests. 

Until your carts are delivered, please leave your current cart(s) in a location that is visible and accessible from the road.  Continue to use your cart(s) normally and set out on your scheduled collection days.  You may receive a cart that has been gently used. 

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Last updated: February 1, 2024

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