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Old Posted Apr 14, 2018, 1:14 AM
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Out of curiosity, how's cumbersome trash collection in other provinces and cities?
I know that in many cities, you call them (the city) and they come once a month when it's needed. at least 4 days prior to the pickup.
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Ours is still quite primitive. Collection is once weekly - in my neighbourhood, it's Wednesday.

You can put out no more than 10 full-sized garbage bags (yes, really lol) and they must be covered with a net or a blanket to prevent sea gulls from making a mess of everything.


http://www.thetelegram.com/news/loca...ection-129679/

We're moving to automated collection with proper bins but it'll probably never be implemented downtown because the bins can't fit through people's doors and there's very little room (Canada Post couldn't get rid of door-to-door delivery here either for that reason, there's no convenient place to put enough boxes).
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2018, 8:05 PM
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In NDG (Montréal) you can dump an old sofa or fridge on the sidewalk and it will be gone in a few days. Looking at their web page (french), it looks like they pick up twice a week.
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2018, 8:33 PM
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Garbage and recycling gets collected here once a week. I believe both are unlimited but you have to buy tags for garbage (recycle is free). We are behind on compost but a program is starting this year. Not sure how it is going to work yet.
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In NDG (Montréal) you can dump an old sofa or fridge on the sidewalk and it will be gone in a few days. Looking at their web page (french), it looks like they pick up twice a week.
In Sherbrooke a fridge will be gone in a few days (scrapmetal value), but the old sofa I dumped in front of one of my buildings on the morning of July 3rd, 2017 is still there as I'm writing this. But it will finally get picked up pretty soon, after nearly 10 months next to the sidewalk, because the next Cumbersome Items Pickup is approaching at last.
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trash pick is once a week here. theres no pick up but dont mean u cant borrow a truck to haul big items to the dump as its not far from town.

i have a pile of wood from taring up the raised floor in my basement thats 50yrs old so i got some friends together and had a fire out back last night some beers and snacks listening to music
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2018, 2:23 PM
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^That looks like a great use of space! Love the few walkups that Toronto has.

Yeah, I'm a little curious as to the history of the building. I live around College & Dovercourt, which has several such walkup buildings like mine in the vicinity, mostly built in the same few decades. Which of course, is kind of unusual for a neighbourhood within our city limits in that era.
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In Fredericton garbage is once a week, recycling is sorted into 2 categories that are picked up on alternating weeks. No compost collection.
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2018, 1:40 AM
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And here's a floorplan I measured out and drew up to arrange my furniture:


That's awesome. I think i'm just going to draw up a floorplan or 3d model of my unit too actually, to help with furniture planning. My place is like all glass, so any interior photo will give away my location lol.
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