Garbage Containers

Things to remember:

  • Have your acceptable garbage containers placed out prior to 6:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.
  • Collection can occur anytime between 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on your scheduled collection day.

Acceptable Garbage Containers

Metal or Plastic Cans

  • Maximum 125 litre capacity
  • Maximum 78 cm/31" tall, 50 cm/20" diameter
  • 2 handles and a water-tight lid
  • Do not secure lid to pail.
  • No loose garbage inside container
  • Collectors will not reach into pails to pull bags out. This is unsafe as it could injure workers.

Roll-Out Cart for Hydraulic Lift

  • Carts must have a lower bar configuration 18" from the ground and an upper lift attachment that is 33" from the ground. [See video under Related Links].
  • Both the bar and the upper attachment must be in good condition.
  • Roll-out cart will only be collected by use of mechanical cart mechanism placed on all garbage trucks.
  • No manual lifting of bags out of roll-out cart due to needle stick injuries, cuts from sharp objects or other dangers.
  • Capacity limit 363 litre (96 gallon) or 181.5 litre (48 gallon) approved roll-out carts
  • 200 lb. weight limit for roll-out cart
  • There are many different types of oversized garbage carts greater than 125L offered on the market today. Not all can be emptied by the collectors.
  • No loose garbage inside cart

Plastic Bags

Bags must be in a hard-sided container as of July 1, 2014

  • Never put glass or sharp objects in bags.

Unacceptable Containers:

  • Cardboard Boxes - these should always be recycled or used for yard waste. *Exception - Broken glass should be placed in a cardboard box and closed/sealed/taped shut and clearly marked on the outside of the box "broken glass" and placed out with your regular garbage.
  • Oversized and overweight containers (+20kg/44lbs).
  • Many wheeled containers that are sold are too big and when filled are too heavy.

Public Works, Environmental Division
3540 North Service Road East
Windsor, Ontario
N8W 5X2

Phone: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, call (519) 974-2277 ext. 3121.
Fax: (519) 944-3161

Hard-sided Garbage Containers Video (YouTube) Acceptable Roll-Out Carts Video (YouTube)