the Green Cart program rolls out this year, you’ll see how you can cut your
garbage in half and turn your food and yard material into valuable
nutrient-rich compost. Here’s what homeowners can expect from the program.
everything you need to get started
your green cart arrives look inside to find:
- Kitchen pail and samples of compostable bags
to collect food scraps
- Samples of paper yard waste bags to use when
your cart is full
- Instruction guide
- Collection schedule
You’ll be amazed at
how much can go in
food and yard waste can go in the green cart. You can even put in things that
you can’t compost at home like meat, bones, cheese, bread, pasta, branches and
pet waste too.
These materials can be safely composted because the material reaches and
maintains a temperature of at least 55 degrees Celsius during the composting
process, which kills any harmful bacteria.
Green carts will be rolled out by quadrant
everyone in your quadrant receives their carts, weekly green cart pick up will
begin and garbage collection will move to once every two weeks.
When the community rollout schedule is finalized it will be available on calgary.ca/greencart.
Live in an apartment
November 1, 2017 your building is required to separate food and yard waste from the
garbage for composting or diversion. Talk to your building owner or manager or
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