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With the Blue, Green, Black Carts and Tag-a-Bag programs now well established, The City has continued to explore opportunities to increase accessibility and equity within our programs. The Additional Cart program recognizes that not all households have the same waste management needs and may require additional carts to manage the amount of recycling, food and yard waste or garbage.

Who is eligible for additional carts?

Any residential dwelling that currently receives City residential blue, black and green cart service is eligible for the Additional Cart program.

Tags for extra garbage bags

  • If your black cart is full and you have extra bags of garbage that will not fit, you will need to buy tags for $3 each to put on extra garbage bags for pickup.
  • The garbage tag program is flexible to accommodate changing household needs throughout the year. Depending on your situation, it might be more cost effective to buy tags for extra garbage bags, rather than pay for an extra black cart.

Additional carts for residential dwellings

  • Any residential dwelling which currently receives City residential blue, black and green cart service can add additional carts to ensure there is adequate cart capacity to sort your household waste properly.
  • You may request up to one additional blue cart and/or one additional black cart and/or one additional green cart.
  • Additional carts are charged at the same rate as the first carts and the fees are applied as a multiplier based on the number of carts. All charges appear on your monthly ENMAX bill.
  • There is a six-month commitment required for additional carts, a penalty may be applied for early cancellation.

Additional carts for residential dwellings with secondary suites:

  • Any residential dwelling which currently receives City residential blue, black and green cart service and has a secondary suite can add additional carts to ensure there is adequate cart capacity to sort your household waste properly.
  • You may request up to one additional blue cart and/or one additional black cart and/or one additional green cart.
  • Additional carts are charged at the same rate as the first carts and the fees are applied as a multiplier based on the number of carts. All charges appear on your monthly ENMAX bill.
  • There is a six-month commitment required for additional carts, a penalty may be applied for early cancellation.

Additional carts for home-based business

  • Home-based businesses such as children’s day homes are eligible for residential cart service. Some home-based businesses require additional cart service or more frequent collection to accommodate the extra waste generated from business operations. 
  • Home-based businesses will be assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine the most appropriate program for your waste management needs. This could include additional carts, commercial waste collection service or buying tags for extra garbage bags.

Additional carts for home health care

  • If your household is generating extra waste due to home health care materials, then additional carts may be provided with the costs waived. 
  • This includes incontinence products and soiled dressings; disposable products, including disposable pads, gloves, masks, towels and sheets; casts; catheters; empty and rinsed colostomy bags; empty and rinsed dialysis filters; empty and rinsed gastric and nasal tubes; intravenous bags and tubing; and sponges.
  • After speaking with Waste & Recycling Services staff, you will receive an application form to fill out and verify the medical need for a home health care cart.

How to request additional carts

If you require additional carts to manage the amount of recycling, food and yard waste or garbage at your household please call 311 to review the options available to you. Waste & Recycling Services staff will work with you to best determine your additional cart needs.

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