Get rid of that musty old couch at one of the 12 Big Bin Edmonton events

| May 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Program runs from May to September

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Waste Management Department hosting twelve Big Bin events this year

Got an old couch that even your university bound kid doesn’t want?  The City of Edmonton is hosting the first Big Bin event of 2012 on May 5 and 6 at Commonwealth Stadium, so you can bid the well worn couch goodbye.

The City isn’t just taking couches.  Its your chance to get rid of that energy sucking refrigerator, or old mattress or anything that is too big for regular garbage pickup for free.  Computers and other electronics will also be taken off your hands and recycled.

The bins will be available at Commonwealth Stadium from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m. this weekend.  All of the items collected will be taken to the Edmonton Waste Management Centre.  Big Bin events are a service provided by the Waste Management Department to help keep Edmonton clean and ratty old couch free.

Edmontonians are reminded to secure their load properly before heading to the Big Bin event.  Be sure to tie down large items and cover loose material with a tarp.

The Big Bin events do not take hazardous materials like paint, varnish and used oil.  These items can be taken to one of the City’s three Eco Stations.  The events will also not take commercial waste.

Over the summer, there will be twelve weekend events will be held in various locations throughout the City.

 Date  Location  Address
May 5 & 6 Commonwealth Stadium 112 Avenue & 90 Street
May 12 & 13 Millwoods Town Centre 23 Avenue & 66 Street
May 26 & 27 Callingwood 17740 – 69 Avenue
June 2 & 3 Abbottsfield Shoppers Mall 118 Avenue & 34 Street
June 9 & 10 Blue Quill 11304 – 25 Avenue
June 16 & 17 Woodcroft 13915 – 115 Avenue
June 23 & 24 Castle Downs 11520 – 153 Avenue
August 18 & 19 Jasper Place 9200 – 163 Street
August 25 & 26 Northlands 11203 – 73 Street
September 8 & 9 Blue Quill 11304 – 25 Avenue
September 15 & 16 Commonwealth Stadium 112 Avenue & 90 Street
September 22 & 23 Millwoods Town Centre 23 Avenue & 66 Street

Here is a list of accepted materials

  • 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 (will be recycled)

Items that are in good condition that can be donated for reuse please visit the online Reuse and Recycling Directory.

The 2011 Big Bin Events were the most successful to date.  There was a total of 2,096 tonnes of material accepted at the Big Bin events last year.  That is the equivalent weight of 151 ETS buses. These items may have been improperly disposed of in the river valley, parks and neighbourhoods.

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