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National Parks of Canada Garbage Regulations (SOR/80-217)

Regulations are current to 2024-02-06 and last amended on 2010-02-02. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE I(Sections 2 and 4)

Column IColumn II
Type of Garbage ContainerSpecifications
1Rigid metal or plastic70 cm maximum height; 45 cm maximum diameter; 150 L maximum capacity; 35 kg maximum weight when full; tight fitting, waterproof cover; two carrying handles permanently affixed to the sides.
2Steel refuse containerswell fitting and easily operated covers; painted outside; proper brackets for disposal vehicle attachment; free from cracks or major dents; proper base stands or wheels; of a size approved by the superintendent.
3Disposal Plastic Bag (may be used only for containing waste when plastic bags containing waste are stored inside an approved enclosure)close fitting, waterproof, thickness of 3/1000 inches (.0762 mm); maximum height of 100 cm; maximum width of 70 cm; maximum weight when full, 25 kg; free from holes, tears or other damage.
4Self-dumping garbage container
  • (a) capacity of 2 cubic yards (1.5 m3) or more, with a minimum width of 51 inches (1295 mm), a minimum height of 75 inches (1905 mm) and a minimum depth of 88 inches (2235 mm); or

  • (b) compatible with the garbage collection and disposal system used in the park.

  • SOR/92-440, s. 5
  • SOR/96-170, s. 3
  • SOR/2001-449, ss. 7, 12(F)

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