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It’s back! Weekly green cart collection starts this week

As the warmer weather appears here to stay, the City of Lethbridge is reminding residents that green cart curbside collection is returning to weekly collection this week.

Residents who have a green cart can expect to see it collected every week starting this week, April 30. The seasonal approach to collection accounts for variations in yard waste generation and addresses the “yuck” or odour factor experienced during the warmer months with household organics.

There are no changes to the black and blue cart collection schedule. The only change is green carts being collected weekly instead of every other week.

If remembering which cart you need to place out for collection each week is a struggle, the City has an app for that. The free Lethbridge Loop app sends smartphone reminders to residents on collection days. It can also advise residents about other planned City services like neighbourhood street sweeping, snow route declarations, planned water maintenance and planned power outages.

The app is free to download for both Apple and Android devices and offers residents the opportunity to receive alerts about planned services that may affect their home and neighbourhood. The app will send a reminder directly to your phone indicating which cart needs to be set out on collection day.

Residents can also use the Waste Wizard at to confirm their cart collection schedule or they can connect with the friendly team at 311 from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

One year of Green Carts

After almost one year of residential green cart collection, residents are being thanked for their efforts in diverting waste from the landfill.

  • Almost six million kgs of organic waste has been diverted from the landfill thanks to curbside green carts.
  • This averages out to approximately 175 kgs of organic waste, per household.
  • The City has given more than 56,000 kgs of free compost away to residents at five giveaway events over the past year.
  • Less than one per cent of residents refused delivery of the green cart. Of those who initially refused, approximately 17 per cent changed their mind and later requested one.





These promising results aid in contributing to the work being done to meet the City’s waste diversion targets. Set in 2018, City Council created a waste diversion target that aims to divert 50 per cent of the waste generated in Lethbridge by 2030.


For Public Inquiries
Call or Chat with 311 l Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.





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