Solid Waste & Compost Collection
SOLID WASTE & COMPOST COLLECTION
Solid waste is picked up weekly on Monday mornings during the summer months from May to October and bi-weekly during the winter months from November to April. Each property is provided with two containers, one for solid waste and one for compost items (grass, leaves etc.).
Compost pickup begins weekly from May to October. Important compost/organic collection information.(Updated May 7, 2021)
Please ensure your containers are out by 7:00 a.m. on collection days.
HOUSEHOLD CART TIPS
Some general guidelines for cart use are as follows:
-Place your cart at your collection point by 7:00 a.m. on collection day.
-Place your cart on the road surface.
-Ensure the cart opens toward the road. (Wheels and handles toward your house)
-Place carts at least 1 m from parked cars, other carts or any obstruction.
-Ensure that only approved waste is contained in the cart. The waste provider hauls ONLY non-hazardous waste.
-Avoid overfilling the cart. Lids must close for proper dumping. Large items and excessive waste can be taken to the Regional Landfill Site located on highway 43 and RR35 – hours are Monday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed on stat holidays). There is charge of $57.50/tonne.
CART REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT & MISSED PICK UPS
If your waste or organic cart requires repair or replacement or to inform of a missed pick up, please contact the waste services provider directly, Standstone, at 780-967-2118.
TIPS FOR REDUCING WASTE
Reduce – Buy only what you need. If you buy too much food, it’ll spoil before you get the chance to eat it. Use reusable shopping bags – always carry a bag with you, just in case you need one. Find out how to compost and compost food scraps and use them to grow more food. Avoid purchasing products with excessive packaging.
Reuse – Shop second-hand and at consignment stores or consider re-selling your ‘stuff’ before throwing it out. Utilize sites like Kijiji and E-bay for buying and selling.
Recycle – Look for public recycling bins when you are out at the park or shopping centre. Request recycling bins when you find a business that doesn’t have one. Try all waste disposal options, and at last, throw it out.
EXAMINE YOUR BUYING AND DISPOSAL HABITS
Do you choose durable goods over disposables?
Do you bring your own reusable bags and carry a reusable mug with you?
Do you separate materials for re-use, recycle and compost?