Green carts will be delivered to homes across Calgary, starting in the southwest the week of June 5 and continuing to the northwest in July, northeast in August and the southeast in September. All eligible homes will have green cart service in time for the fall yard waste clean-up.
The Green Cart program goes beyond backyard composting since all food, yard waste and pet waste can go in. This includes meat, bones, cheese and plate scrapings. All of the material collected will be turned into nutrient-rich compost for gardens, parks and local farms.
When service begins, blue and green carts will be collected every week. Black carts will be collected once every two weeks on a different day since you can cut your garbage in half by using your green cart.
City Council has waived the fee for Green Cart service in 2017. Starting in January 2018, residents will pay a monthly fee.
||June 5 - July 15
||Week of July 17|
||July 3 - August 12
Week of August 14
||August 7 - September 2
||Week of September 4|
||August 28 - September 30
||Week of October 2|
A detailed community delivery schedule will be available on calgary.ca/greencart in late May.
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