Solid Waste Master Plan Approved by Council
Abbotsford City Council approved a new Solid Waste Operations Master Plan.
Carts will be delivered to homes between February 1st and the end of March in 2021. An information package will accompany the carts and provide information on how to use your new carts and other information on the new automated program.
Cart Collection Begins
Please note that only carts provided by the City of Abbotsford are compatible with the new automated collection vehicles. Carts from other municipalities, regional districts or retailers are not compatible with the City trucks and will not be collected.
Please do not place your new carts for curbside collection before Monday, April 19, 2021. Carts placed at the curb before that date will not be collected.
90 Day Challenge
Residents can request a different cart size after using the 240L carts for 90 days. During the 90 Day Challenge, you can try out the standard 240L sized carts and see if they work for your household. Research shows that the 240L sized carts will be sufficient for most residents to manage waste from all three waste streams. If you find you still need a bigger cart, or would like a smaller sized cart, you can submit a cart exchange request beginning July 19, 2021.
Cart Exchange Requests Accepted
If you find you still need a bigger cart, or would like a smaller sized cart, you can submit a cart exchange request beginning July 19, 2021. Cart exchange requests submitted prior to this date will not be accepted. Additional information will be provided on how to submit a cart exchange request closer to the program start date. Please note that requests received between July 19, 2021 and October 19, 2021 will NOT be charged a cart administration fee. However, cart upsize and downsize fees are currently being reviewed and would apply for any exchanges. Information will be shared once it becomes available.
Cart Administration Fee Applied
Beginning October 20, 2021, a cart administration fee will apply for all requests to upsize or downsize cart sizes. Staff are undertaking a financial analysis to determine what the administration fee will be and that information will be shared once it becomes available.