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Large Item Service

What does the Large Item Service offer?

  • ​A way to manage bulky household waste, such as couches, mattresses, household furnishings, etc.
  • Two collections per year, a minimum of three months apart, at your convenience.

How do I participate?

  1. Have your residential utility customer account number handy
  2. Call the Large Item Service line at  311 or 403-320-3111 with your utility account # handy to schedule a pick-up
  3. The scheduler will discuss appropriate pick-up items with you
  4. Place the items neatly in the alley or front, away from your weekly household waste pick-up area (24 hours prior to scheduled pick-up date)

How much can be picked up?

  • A combination of items not to exceed a total weight of 250kgs or 550lbs with a maximum of 10 standard sized residential bags (not to exceed 25kgs each) and/or 5 large items. These amounts are general guidelines.
  • When you call to schedule your pick-up, a scheduler will assist you and answer any questions relating to the Large Item Service.

How many pick-ups can I schedule?

  • A maximum of two pick-ups per year with three months between collection requests. These limits are set to manage demand in peak season. The scheduler will do their best to ensure your needs are met.

What are some examples of items that will be picked up?

 Gas Barbeques (propane tank removed)
Bagged Household Waste (no windows) 
 Household Furnishings
 Bagged Yard Waste (max 25 kg)
 Lawn Mowers (batteries and gas removed)
 Sinks, Toilets, Bathtubs
 Bundled Tied Tree Prunings

* Freon appliances counts as two pick-ups.
* Water Softener only empty

​What are some examples of items that will not be picked up?

All of the items listed below should go to the Waste & Recycling Centre.

 Renovation/Construction Material
 Dirt or Sod​ 
 Stumps and Root Balls
 Electronic Waste
 Household Hazardous Waste                              

For more information

Report a problem like missed collection or mess in lane
Phone: 311 or 403-320-3111 (if outside of Lethbridge)
Online: Service request options