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Residential black cart garbage collection

Black Cart - Missed Collection

Each week, garbage from about 300,000 Calgary homes is collected from black carts using collection trucks equipped with mechanical arms.

Residential Blue and Black Cart Collection

The black cart is the standard method of collecting garbage in Calgary, and residents must use their cart to have their garbage collected. If your collection day pick-up has been missed, please let us know by completing an online service request or calling 311.

During periods of high volumes of garbage, such as spring and fall, The City will collect waste in black carts but may limit the number of extra garbage bags that are picked up to ensure all residences get service. Always fill your black cart first before setting out extra garbage bags. If we are unable to collect your extra bags, please store them on your property until your next collection day.

Below, you can find more information on our residential Black Cart garbage collection program.