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Green carts rolling out in Phase 1 of Curbside Organics

​City crews are getting ready to roll out the green carpet today in previously identified neighbourhoods as Phase 1 of the Curbside Organics program gets underway.

Approximately 1,900 households across the city will start receiving their green carts today and through to next week as part of Phase 1 of the Curbside Organics program begins. Those who have been previously identified for participation in the program have already received a letter at the beginning of March from the City's Waste and Recycling department. Those areas included in Phase 1 are spread across three areas on both the north and west sides of the city:

  • Areas of Varsity Village (Map below)
  • Areas of Legacy Ridge (Map below)
  • Areas of Hardieville (Map below)

Those households included in Phase 1 will not be charged for their organics collection until the program is rolled out city-wide next spring (2023). Each household will receive a 240-litre green cart and eight-litre kitchen catcher pail with an Ins and Outs brochure and user guide about the program.

The first Phase 1 collection date is set for May 12 which will continue weekly until November when collection will move to bi-weekly pick-up. Participating households can confirm their organics pick-up date by checking the Lethbridge Loop app or by referencing their information package in their green cart or by reaching out to Lethbridge 311.

As the new compost facility is progressing through construction, the collected materials will be stored at the Waste and Recycling Centre and processed by an off-site contractor.

This first phase will include consultation with participants to help inform decisions around the future implementation of a city-wide curbside organics program currently scheduled for spring 2023.

Residents with questions or concerns are encouraged to reach out to Lethbridge 311 or can find information online at

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