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Acceptable / Non Acceptable Waste


Acceptable Curbside Waste

The City of Kenora By-Law Number 181-2008 sets out a definition for “domestic waste” that is collected at curb side. “Domestic waste” shall mean and include:

  • all rejected, abandoned or discarded garbage, refuse or litter thrown out by any household or generated from a residential property or dwelling
  • all animal, mineral and vegetable matter abandoned, discarded or thrown out by any householder or generated from a residential property or dwelling but shall not include any non-collectable waste.

Unacceptable Curbside Waste

  • trade waste
  • any explosive or highly combustible material of any nature
  • construction and demolition materials (i.e. plaster, lumber, sawdust, shavings)
  • liquid wastes
  • hay, straw, manure
  • human and bodily wastes (diapers are acceptable)
  • raw carcass of any animal, bird or fish
  • bandages, sharps, dressings – from hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, etc.
  • small bushes or branches, trimmings from hedges, trees and shrubs
  • recycling materials – namely Blue Box materials such as tin and aluminum food and beverage cans and plastic containers (#’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 with the recycle symbol which is a triangle), newspapers, magazines, catalogues, inserts, flyers, white office paper, box board (milk cartons, juice tetra packs, fibre egg cartons), corrugated cardboard
  • commercial cooking oil and any hazardous materials
  • discarded furniture and appliances
  • smoke detectors/alarms or asbestos