• Any bin that has waste piled higher than the top of the bin is overloaded. Please do not overload.
  • Please separate your waste.
  • Waste should be evenly distributed in the bin. A balanced load makes for an easier pickup.
  • An overloaded bin results in a $505 infraction for TFC Disposal (and the poor driver), so we will not pick up an obviously overloaded bin. IF IT IS YOUR FAULT, WE WILL RESOLVE THE FINE WITH YOU.
  • If you are driving behind another waste company's truck, and they have carelessly picked up an overloaded bin, MOVE OUT FROM BEHIND IT IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. You would be surprised at how dangerous they are.

  • Any hazardous material such as chemicals, propane tanks, toxic compounds, etc. - Use common sense.
  • Any liquid waste such as oil, paints, solvents, thinners, or other such.
  • Unseparated waste, unless you are prepared for additional costs.

  • First and foremost, remove all materials that could be considered hazardous.
  • Dirt, concrete, brick, block and asphalt are all inert material, and should be separate.
  • One tonne of construction waste equals $95 in dumping fees, so it is most economical to reduce the amount by separating out inert material.
  • No experienced contractor mixes waste materials because it is so expensive.

  • If you will be getting a roll-off bin, there should be at least a 16 foot wide access to the bin site to accommodate the truck and its mechanicals. No vehicles should be parked near the bin site at a time you are expecting a placement, exchange, or pickup.
  • If the bin is being placed on a driveway or other asphalt that is in good condition, you should place large pieces of plywood where the bin is to be located to avoid damage.

  • Certain local governments allow bins to be placed on the street, others do not. The City of Toronto requires a Street Occupation Permit - here is the permit application. More information is available on the Toronto City Website or call them at 416-392-6593. Outside of Toronto, call your local city or town hall.
  • Special Requirements by the City of Toronto:
    1. A minimum of 3.05 metres of roadway width must be kept clear and passable at all times.
    2. Bin and chute must be properly tarped to prevent flying debris.
    3. Flasher barricades are to be provided at each end of the disposal bin(s) from one half hour before sunset to one half hour after sunrise.
    4. Name and number of the bin company must be displayed on the bin.
    5. Placement of disposal bin must not create a visual hazard for motorists or pedestrians, or interfere with traffic regulatory lights and signs.