Liz Pimentel of Winnipeg told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that by Friday she had five days worth of accumulated trash.
"If you have a toddler like me ... it's going to be a lot of garbage," Pimentel said, adding that the garbage pile includes used disposable diapers.
Pimentel said when she called the city Monday to report the trash bin stolen, she was told she would not get a replacement immediately because the stolen one could be tracked. The cans have bar codes that allow them to be identified if they turn up after a theft.
Officials say Pimentel will be charged $60 for the replacement. The money will be refunded if the stolen bin resurfaces.