Curbside Waste Education Program

The Education Team is out in neighbourhoods leaving stickers and door hangers with helpful waste tips. 

Due to COVID-19, please do not approach the Education Team.

For more information, contact

By conducting curbside waste education, the Team hopes to:

  • Encourage proper waste sorting by households
  • Encourage proper waste set out of carts and bags at the curb
  • Gather information on common waste questions to improve the information provided to residents

Door hangers and stickers have been left behind to provide some helpful tips for your household. 

Did you receive a door hanger or sticker?

Your waste wise stickerYou’re Waste Wise!

You’re Waste Wise! Thank you for sorting and setting out your waste correctly! Households who sort and set out their waste correctly will receive a sticker on their Green Organics Cart. Keep up the good work!

Oops! What Goes Where?

There was an issue with your waste sorting this week.

Unacceptable materials may increase program costs, may be dangerous for collection and lower the quality of compost of the Green Organics Cart.

Please refer to the specific notes on your door hanger, or on your orange and pink "Oops!" sticker.

Consult the Be Waste Wise App or the Be WasteWise: “What Goes Where?” Quick Sorting List for sorting tips.

Waste Wise Orange StickerWaste Wise Pink Sticker     Waste Wise Brochure     

In 2020, staff engaged with residents to discuss options to reduce unacceptable material (contamination) in the Green Organics Cart. To see the results of the "Cultivate the Conversation" engagement, click here

Waste Wise BrochureOops! Extra Garbage

Please do not overfill carts or place additional garbage on the lid.

The lid on the cart should fully close. To reduce litter and prevent materials from becoming stuck, please do not pack or cram materials into the cart.

To dispose of extra garbage, Extra Garbage bag tags can be purchased by phone with a credit card. Please call the City at 780-459-1506, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Bags can then be taken to the Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot for disposal.

If you consistently have more garbage than will fit into your Brown Garbage Cart, please contact Utilities Services at 780-459-1520, Option 2 to request a larger sized cart.

Waste Wise BrochureOops! Curb Your Cart

Please place your carts out by 7:00 a.m. on your household’s waste collection day.

Carts should point to the center of the road, as indicated by the arrows on the lid.

Ensure your carts are a minimum of an arm’s length (1 m) distance from all obstacles. Please do not park vehicles close to the carts.

It is important to follow these steps to ensure the truck can pick up your Green Organics Cart and Brown Garbage Cart safely.

Nominate Your House

Are you “waste wise” and want to prove it to your neighbours?

If you think you sort and set out your waste correctly, you can nominate your household and street to receive a visit from the Curbside Waste Education Program Team.

Fill out the Curbside Waste Education Program's Nomination Form

Summary Reports for the Curbside Waste Education Program

See how many households the Curbside Waste Education Team visited, what the common errors were, and more! Click on the annual reports below for more information.

2019 Curbside Waste Education Program Summary Report

2018 Curbside Waste Education Program Summary Report

2017 Curbside Waste Education Program Summary Report


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Last edited: May 21, 2021