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Garbage, recycling and composting pickup schedule


Effective March 24, 2020 there are changes to green cart collection to maintain service for Calgarians while keeping collectors safe and healthy by reducing interactions with the public and contact with various surfaces.

  • Green cart collection will remain at every other week, instead of switching to weekly collection in April. 
  • Black carts are collected every other week. 
  • Blue carts are collected every week.Please hang on to extra garbage, recyclables or yard waste until your next collection day, when you can fit them into the appropriate cart. Alternatively, please ask your neighbours if they have space in their carts that you could also use.
  • No extra bags of yard waste or garbage will be picked up. Extra recycling is not accepted.

Your collection days may be changing in April. Look up your address to view your blue, black and green cart collection day schedule and sign up to get free garbage, recycling and composting bin pick-up day reminders.

If you are already signed up and your schedule is changing, pickup day reminders will automatically adjust to your new collection schedule.

 

Find your pickup day

  • Type your address in the search box.
  • For holiday changes, see the holiday schedule.

Print a calendar

  • Type your address in the search box
  • Select Get a calendar
  • You can print a calendar; or
  • Add an online calendar (Google, iCal, Outlook)

Sign up for free reminders

  • Type your address in the search box
  • Select Get a reminder
  • Choose type of notice - text, phone, email and more
  • Add your contact details to be sent weekly reminders
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Download the Garbage Day app

Never miss a collection day by downloading the Garbage Day app onto your phone. View your collection schedule on-the-go and set notifications to remind you of your blue, black and green cart collection days.
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Report a missed collection

Please fill out an online service request below:

Black Cart - Missed Collection
Blue Cart - Missed Collection
Green Cart - Missed Collection

Common reasons for missed pickup

Carts not set out by 7 a.m. on collection day.

Our trucks could not access your cart because it was improperly placed or blocked. See how to place your cart.

Unacceptable items were placed in your cart.

For more details, see Missed Collection.


Using your Black Cart

When are they collected?
Black carts are picked up once every two weeks. Set your cart out by 7 a.m. on your collection day.

Can I use extra bags?
No extra bags of garbage will be picked up. If your black cart is full, please store your extra bags on your property until your next collection day.

How much can I put in the cart?
Carts hold up to 60 kg of material or four standard garbage bags.

What can I put in the cart?
See what items can go in your black cart.

Using your Green Cart

When are they collected?
  • Spring: Green carts are picked up every week on the same day as Blue Cart.
  • Winter: Green carts are picked up every second week on the same day as Blue Cart.
  • Set carts out by 7 a.m. on your collection day.

Can I use extra bags?
No extra bags of yard waste will be picked up. If your green cart is full, please store your extra yard waste on your property until your next collection day.

How much can I put in the cart?
Carts can hold 60 kg of material - paper yard waste bags have a 20 kg weight limit.

What can I put in the cart?
See what items can go in your Green Cart.

Using your Blue Cart

When are they collected?
Blue carts are picked up every week on the same day as Green Cart. Set carts out by 7 a.m. on your collection day.

Can I use extra bags?
No, extra bags are not accepted. Save items for the next week or take them to a community recycling depot.

How do I prepare items?
Bundle plastic bags together into one plastic bag. For the rest of your items, put them loose in your cart - for more details, see Using Your Blue Cart.

What can I put in the cart?
See what items can go in your Blue Cart.

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