Published on October 1, 2019

Waste by the Numbers

The Curbside Waste Education team hit the streets of St. Albert over the summer months to perform quick checks on waste disposal days. The team sought out to encourage proper waste sorting, gather information on common recycling and waste questions, and to be available for residents to chat with on their collection days. They also left behind door hangers to provide helpful tips for households on waste disposal.

What was found at the curb?

The team visited over 6600 households on 152 streets in St. Albert. They awarded 1191 ‘Thank You’ stickers to residents that sorted and set out their waste correctly. One major takeaway from the street team was that even though the Blue Recycling Bag has introduced changes, excessive amounts in garbage carts weren’t noticed. Only 302 households had left extra garbage outside of the regular Brown Garbage Cart. However, one of the most common errors with waste sorting continues to be plastic bags and wrappers that belong in the garbage, not the Blue Recycling Bag.

In addition, the City’s Large Item Drop Off event took place on Saturday, September 14. This year recorded 236 vehicles visiting the Public Works parking lot to drop off large household items that were no longer needed. The 2020 event is yet to be scheduled, but in the meantime, residents can bring unwanted large items to drop off facilities in Edmonton.

Learn more information about What Goes Where and seasonal waste events

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Last edited: October 23, 2019