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City egg-cited to roll out green carts next week

​Curbside organics is ready to roll as green carts have begun arriving at the City's Public Operations site. 

Stacks of green carts lined up outside at a City operations facility.
Stacks of green waste carts sitting in the public operations site ready for distribution.

Delivery of green carts will begin on Tuesday, April 11 in the north-west of the city. Residents with curbside collection in Garry Station and Country Meadows will be among the first to receive their green carts. Delivery will then move south throughout the city over the next month. All homes with curbside collection can expect their new green cart to be delivered by May 12.

Roughly 34,000 homes will soon be diverting organic waste from their black carts and from the landfill. More than half of what we throw into black carts is organic material and can go into the green carts. This waste is then turned into high-quality compost at the organics processing facility.

The first city-wide green cart collection is currently scheduled for May 16. Green carts will be collected weekly from May to October and bi-weekly from November to April.


If your Blue/Black collection day is…    your Green collection day is…

Tuesday Wednesday
Wednesday Tuesday
Thursday Friday
Friday Thursday

The implementation of curbside organics is a major step towards the City reaching our waste diversion goals. It has been in the works for some time as the curbside organics program is part of the Residential Waste Diversion Strategy approved by Council in 2015. City Council approved the Curbside Organics Program on June 1, 2021.

Residents can learn more about the curbside organics program at


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