We are on track to roll out the city-wide Green Cart program in mid-2017!
Pilot communities in Calgary have already reduced their garbage by 40 per cent by adding the new green bins. On a city-wide basis that would translate into over 85 million kilograms of annual waste being turned into nutrient-rich compost rather than taking up valuable space in our landfills.
The Green Cart represents the most significant expansion of our residential service since Blue Cart recycling. It's a critical step in achieving Council's goal of diverting 70 per cent of waste from City landfills by 2025.
Other ways to divert food and yard waste
Are you looking forward to the city-wide Green Cart Program and looking for other ways to divert your food and yard waste in the meantime? The City has suggestions and tips on how you can successfully backyard compost and grasscycle at home. We also continue to offer seasonal programs for residents, including the Spring Yard Waste and Leaf & Pumpkin programs that are already making a difference in reducing the amount of garbage going to the landfill.