Published on July 7, 2021

What We See At The Curb

The Curbside Waste Education team has been visiting St. Albert neighbourhoods since May to conduct quick checks and provide tips for how to best sort and set out your household waste. 

What Have We Noticed So Far?


Clamshells are one of the most common missorted items found in Blue Recycling Bags. Examples of clamshells are berry, mushroom and salad packaging or plastic takeout containers. They are made of flimsy, low quality plastic and belong in the garbage. 

Plastic Bags

Plastic bags are often found in the Green Organics Cart but really belong in the garbage. This includes plastic wrap food packaging as well. Plastic in organics can lower the quality of compost and may lead to increased program costs. 

Two Waste Team employees checking a blue recycling bag

BeWasteWise App

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Curbside Waste Education

For more information, visit the Curbside Waste Education Program page

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Last edited: November 26, 2021