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Garbage and recycling day schedule

Look up your address to view your black, blue and green bin collection schedule and sign up to get free automated reminders.

Please note: Green Cart service​ is starting in mid-2017 and will result in changes to your collection schedule.​

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Your black and blue cart collection dates can also be found by calling 311. To find your schedule during stat holidays, visit holiday garbage and recycling pick up schedule.

How often carts will be collected

As Green Cart service is rolled out across Calgary in mid-2017 your collection schedule will be changing:

  • Green carts will be picked up every week on the same day as your blue cart. Since the majority of household waste is compostable and may smell, this material will be picked up once a week.
  • Blue carts will be picked up every week on the same day as your green cart.
  • Black carts will be picked up once every two weeks since more than half of our garbage is compostable material that can go in the green cart. Black carts will be picked up on a different day than green and blue carts so you never have to set out three carts on the same day.

Preparing for pickup

Food and yard waste: Always fill your green cart first. See what can be put into the green cart and how to use your green cart.

Recycling: See what can and cannot be put into the blue cart.

Garbage: Properly fill your black cart and learn how​ ​​to safely place your carts for pickup.

Did we miss you?

To report your missed collection and/or see some common reasons why we might have missed your collection day pickup, visit missed collection day pickup.​​​​​​​​​