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Cart Delivery is Underway!

Find out when your carts will be delivered and when your first cart collection day will be.

Presently, there are no changes to the City's waste collection services or schedules. Garbage and recycling continue to be picked up in the same way. For more information visit

EWMC Closed
The Edmonton Waste Management Centre site is closed to the public today, March 13, 2019. There is no impact to residential collection at this time.

Waste Services focuses on a healthy city and promotion of waste reduction which helps protect the environment, conserve valuable resources, send less waste to landfill and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Edmonton Cart Rollout

The way Edmontonians sort and manage waste at home is changing.

Edmonton is transitioning to cart-based waste collection, with separate collection of food scraps and seasonal yard waste.

Learn more about the Edmonton Cart Rollout

Cart Collection has Started - Check Your Schedule!

Carts are now being picked up in some areas, but you should check before using yours. Most residents will have a gap between when they receive their carts, and when they should start using them. 

 - Consult the new collection calendar and city map that came with your carts
 - Search your address in WasteWise to view your new collection schedule and sign up for reminders

Do not set out your carts until your first scheduled cart collection date. Until then, continue to set out your waste as you currently do.

Find out when your carts are coming

Learn the ins and outs of your new waste system!
 Sign up for an Education Session 
Learn how to set out your carts correctly
Sorting waste — what goes where?

Seasonal yard waste collection begins April 19 for residents who have transitioned to cart-based collection. Find your yard waste collection days or learn more about setting out yard waste.

Request cart maintenance or swap your garbage cart size after you’ve received your carts.

Stay up to date on the latest information and updates. Sign up for notifications

Need help with setting out your carts? Free assistance is available for residents who have physical challenges with setting out waste. Apply for Assisted Waste Collection.

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Take the guesswork out of sorting your waste.

You can also search your collection day and set up a collection reminder.
Use the tool online or download it from Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Sorting Your Waste

Separate food scraps from your garbage.


Waste Collection

The way Edmontonians sort and manage waste at home is changing.

Setting out Waste for Collection

In order to be collected:

  • All waste must be set out by 7am on the correct collection day. 
  • Recycling must be set out in blue bags.
  • If cart-based collection has begun in your neighbourhood, garbage and food scraps must be set out using the correct carts. No extra bags or containers will be collected. Carts must be placed out for collection with correct positioning and spacing according to the diagram on the side of your cart. Review these cart placement tips for more information. Yard waste must be set out in paper or clear plastic yard waste bags or in bundles on seasonal yard waste collection days. 
  • If you have not transitioned to cart-based collection, garbage must be set out in bags or cans that do not exceed 20 kg (44 lbs). Cans must hold under 100L and should have fixed handles that do not move or swivel. 

Seasonal Yard Waste Collection

As part of the Edmonton Cart Rollout, yard waste waste will be collected seasonally. There will be two pickups in spring and two in fall for each residence. 

  • If you have transitioned to cart-based collection, learn more about how and when to set out your yard waste
  • If you have not transitioned to cart-based collection yet, continue to set out your yard waste with your other waste

Report a Missed Collection

If your waste was not collected, first check to ensure that your waste was set out correctly, on time and that there was no notice left behind detailing any issues. Please correct the issues for your next collection day. Collectors will not return to pick up improperly set out waste. 

If you believe your waste collection was missed in error, please report it to 311. The issue will be investigated and if found to be in error, the waste will be collected. 

Waste Reduction

The 25-year Waste Strategy will help the City reach its goal of 90% waste diversion from landfill.

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