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 2018 dates:

Composting at Home Program  March 1- Learn to compost in your own backyard! Sign up to be notified when registration for this free program opens March 1. 

Rain Barrel Rebate Program  April 9 to August 31 - 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 3-9 - 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 6 - Celebrated during Environment Week along with Parkland Airshed Management Zone’s (PAMZ) Blue Skies Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations taking exemplary action to improve air quality in the PAMZ region. 

Kick it to the Curb  June 9-10 and October 13-14 - 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.

Home Energy Audit KitsHome energy audit kits 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 Cart Program - Green Carts are at every household to recycle organics such as yard waste, food scraps and pet waste for year-round, regular pickup and composting.

Recycling (Blue Box) - Place your newspaper, cardboard, boxboard, plastics (number 1 to 7), metal cans and glass jars in your Blue Box and set it out on your garbage collection day. 

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 - We accept 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. 

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. 

Keep these Environmental Services programs handy and share with others with this Environmental Services Brochure (pdf) .

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


News & Notices

City Council hears from public on...

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City Council heard from approximately 29 citizens at a public hearing about a land use bylaw amendment for a proposed future supervised consumption services site at 5233 54 Avenue, near the existing Safe Harbour site.

City and CUPE, Local 417 reach agreement

November 13, 2018

City Council ratified a new three-year collective agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 417, at its November 13, 2018 meeting.

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November 9, 2018

As the Highway 2/Gaetz Interchange project nears completion, drivers may experience traffic delays at 19 Street and Taylor Drive, particularly along 19 Street west of Taylor Drive.