Environmental Services Programs

Environmental Services organizes programs and events that support environmental protection and help create a cleaner, greener Red Deer. Click the links below to find out how you can get involved.

Mark your calendar for these 2019 dates:

Composting at Home Program  March 5 - Learn to compost in your own backyard! Sign up to be notified when registration opens for this free program on March 5. 

Rain Barrel Rebate Program  April 15 to August 30 - Purchase a rain barrel and apply for a rebate of 50 per cent of the cost of the rain barrel - up to $50! 

Commuter Challenge  June 2-8 - Encourages Canadians to leave their cars at home and rewards walking, cycling, carpooling/ride-sharing, taking transit and telecommuting. This week-long event and friendly competition takes place during Canadian Environment Week. 

Clean Air Day  June 5 - Celebrated during Environment Week, this day recognizes the importance of clean air to our environment and health.  Stay tuned for details on events in Red Deer and central Alberta. 

Kick it to the Curb  June 8-9 and October 19-20 - Don’t put your useful but unwanted items in the garbage - give them away during Kick it to the Curb.

Participate in these programs all year:

Toilet Rebate Program - Replace a high flow toilet with a qualifying low-flow toilet and apply for a rebate.

Energy & Water Conservation Toolkits – A home conservation assessment can help you learn how to make your home more energy efficient. Contact the Red Deer Public Library to reserve a free kit today.

Green Carts - Place your organic waste including food scraps, yard waste and pet waste in your Green Cart for weekly, year round pick up.

Blue Boxes - Place your newspaper, cardboard, boxboard, plastic containers (number 1 to 7), metal cans and glass jars in your blue box for weekly collection. 

Compost and Mulch - Compost and mulch are for sale weekdays at the Waste Management Facility. Available from early May until it is sold out.

Waste Management Facility - Residential waste, recycling, household hazardous waste, electronic waste, scrap metal (including Freon appliances and propane tanks), light bulbs, residential paint products, tires, shingles, yard waste, unpainted gypsum drywall, and unpainted lumber are accepted at the Waste Management Facility. 

Yellow Fish Road - Learn how to protect your local watershed and make a difference in your community’s water quality with this fun environmental action project.

Medication Return - Throwing unused medication in the trash or flushing down the toilet is harmful to the environment. We recommend returning them to your nearest participating pharmacy instead. 

Want to stay up to date on The City of Red Deer's environmental initiatives? Sign up to receive quarterly emails.

Questions or comments? Call Environmental Services at 403-342-8750 or email environmentalservices@reddeer.ca

News & Notices

City reviews federal budget...

March 19, 2019

New infrastructure funding, a focus on indigenous relations and affordable housing were all highlighted in today’s federal budget announcement; however, The City awaits further detail on just how much of this funding Red Deer will see in 2019.

48 Avenue to close from 45 to 46 St...

March 19, 2019

Water and sewer service installations will cause a portion of 48 Avenue between 45 Street and 46 Street to close for more than a week starting Wednesday.

Open call for Red Deer musicians

March 18, 2019

The City of Red Deer is holding an open call for musicians from a variety of cultural backgrounds to take the stage on the Ross Street Patio this summer.