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Garbage, recycling and composting pickup schedule

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.

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

Download the Calgary Garbage Day app
Never miss a collection day by downloading the Calgary 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.


Report a missed collection

Please fill out an online service request below:

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?
If your cart is full, you need to buy tags to put on extra garbage bags for pickup. Place tagged garbage bags 0.5m (2 ft) to the side of the cart.

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?

  • Green carts are picked up weekly in the spring and every other week in the fall. They are collected on the same day as the blue cart.
  • Set carts out by 7 a.m. on your collection day.

Can I use extra bags?
You can put out extra paper yard waste bags 0.5 m (2 ft) to the side of the cart.

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.