Garbage Collection

Covering / Enclosing Household Garbage

In an effort to keep Paradise clean, the Town is adopting the following regulation:
Residents are advised that effective March 6, 2012 residential garbage is to be covered or enclosed in an appropriate container year-round, no exceptions.  Residents can use nets, tarpaulins, blankets, garbage boxes, or garbage containers. All garbage is to be placed in regular sized garbage bags, whichever method of covering is used. Garbage boxes are to be located 1.5 (5ft) to 3 (10ft) meters off the road right-of-way. All other requirements of the Town’s existing garbage regulations shall also remain in effect.

Please note: Limit of 10 bags per household on regular garbage days..

Any uncovered garbage, will not be collected and the property owner will be required to remove such garbage from the street. If such garbage is not removed by the owner and has to be cleaned up by the Town, the total cost of such cleanup will be invoiced to the property owner and may also be subject to fines as set out in the Town’s Municipal Maintenance By-Laws. 

The Town of Paradise thanks its residents for their cooperation on these matters.

For further information, please contact the Town at 782-3577.

Garbage Refuse and Disposal

Garbage is to be placed at the roadside no earlier than 6am and before 8am on the morning your area is scheduled for collection. Garbage should not be left out at the roadside overnight.

Garbage should be placed in an approved polyethylene garbage bag. The maximum weight of any one garbage bag should not exceed 50lbs/22kgs. Kitchen catchers, shopping bags and large contractor bags are not permitted.

In order to prevent bags from being torn open by birds and other animals it is recommended that the garbage be placed in either a well constructed garbage box or standard 20 gallon/80 L garbage container. Corrosive agents such as bleach should not be placed on the bags as this practice could cause injury to the garbage collector or any individual that may come in contact with the bags.

Broken glass should not be thrown in a garbage bag. It should be placed in sealed container or box and labelled "glass" or "sharps" and laid next to your garbage. 

If your garbage has not been collected by 3:30pm on the day it is scheduled, please contact the Town office.

Garbage bags and containers should be placed within 10ft. (3m) of the street where there is no curb or sidewalk. Where there is a curb or sidewalk, the garbage bags and containers should be placed as close to the curb as possible without blocking the sidewalks.

Permanent garbage boxes must be located on the home owner’s property a distance no less than 1.5m (5ft.) and not more than 3.0m (10ft.) off the road right of way.

Note: Property boundaries are not necessarily identified by curbs and/or ditches. If uncertain of the location of a property boundary please contact the Town office.

Bulk Garbage and Metal Collection: Residents must contact the Town in advance to schedule an appointment for special garbage pick-up at 782-3577.  Metal items should not be out with bulk garbage.  A separate appointment is to be made for metal collection.  Please note no car parts or tires will be collected. 

Garbage Collection Schedule

2013 Garbage Collection Schedule - Listed by Street

Please be advised that the bulk garbage program will be starting on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 with metal collection.

Special Garbage Collection

Residents of the Town of Paradise are reminded that a special garbage collection is available every Wednesday as follows:

  • Metal collection will be the first Wednesday of every month, starting on April 10. Non-metal materials will be collected on the following Wednesdays. Residents must call in to register for the pick up. The deadline to book bulk garbage is every Monday at 4:30pm, for collection on Wednesday.


Listed below are some of the items that are included for special pick-up:

Non-metal items
Furniture, wood 4ft. tied and bundled, toys, carpet, underlay, flooring, mattress, box spring, gyprock (broken down boxed/bagged), televisions, toilet, vanity sink, glass (boxed and marked "glass" or "sharps"), computer monitors, vacuum cleaners, leaves (bagged), large and small wooden doors, large and small wooden windows (glass wrapped).

Please note: Wood, boards, siding, tree branches and bushes should be no longer than 4ft. in length and tied in small bundles.

Fridge, stoves, hot water boilers, deep freezers, dish washers, metal tables and chairs, microwave ovens, VCR, computer, washers, dryers, swing set (dismantled), bicycles, barbecue ( no tanks), bath tubs, screen and metal doors, lawn mowers, empty paint cans (lids off), metal windows.

Items we do not pick up:
Cardboard (please recycle via our curbside recycling program), propane tanks and cylinders, oil tanks, car parts, no motors of any kind, paints, car batteries, tires, chemical products, oils, hazardous waste materials, trees and stumps, earthen, brick or concrete materials, home renovation/building materials.

Residents must contact the Town to schedule an appointment for special garbage pick-up. For further information, please call the Town office at 782-3577.

Grass Clippings

Residents are advised that grass clippings can be included with regular garbage on scheduled garbage days. As an alternative to disposing grass clippings, the following suggestions are offered:

* Residents can cut lawns more frequently thereby eliminating the need to rake up the clippings. Leaving clippings on the lawn provides excellent nutrients for the lawn.
* Use a lawn mower with a mulching blade that mulches the grass clippings.
* Grass clippings can be composted.