Blue & Black Cart Size Selection

Blue and Black Carts are rolling out to Red Deerians in the spring of 2019 – but first, we need to know what size of carts you would like us to deliver.

If you are eligible to select Blue and Black Cart sizes you will receive a package in the mail in mid-November with detailed information on cart size selection.

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There are several ways to select your cart sizes:

  1. Do nothing: We will choose the appropriate cart size for you.
  2. Online: Log into your MyCity (reddeer.ca/mycity) account to make your selection. You will need your access code from your Utility Bill to create an account if you haven’t already. This option is not available to those with more than one dwelling unit on a single utility account.
  3. Mail: If you received a postcard in your cart size selection package, you can fill it out and mail it back with your selection.
  4. Phone: Call the Blue Line at 403-340-BLUE (2583) and let them know your selection. Your name must be on the utility account to make your size selection by phone. 

If you don’t make a selection by December 17, 2018, we will choose the appropriate cart size for your property.

The City of Red Deer’s full cart system includes a Blue Cart that replaces blue box pick-up and a Black Cart that replaces garbage pick-up. Blue and Black Carts will be collected every other week on alternating weeks and Green Carts will continue to be collected weekly. Right now we need you to choose the size that best meets the needs of your household. When making your selection, we encourage you to choose the smallest size that will meet the needs of your household, and keep in mind that Blue and Black Carts will be collected every two weeks. Only what will fit into your Carts will be collected - extra recycling or garbage set out beside or on top of your carts will not be collected. 

There will only be one charge on your utility bill that covers Green, Blue and Black Cart collection services. The amount will be determined by the size of Black Cart selected - only your Black Cart size selected will have an effect on your utility bill. Your Green, Blue and Black Cart do not need to be the same size. 

Small:
120 litres - holds 2 blue boxes of recycling or 1 ½ regular garbage bags
Monthly utility rate if you select a 120 litre Black Cart: $18.25
Graphic showing how much garbage a small cart will hold 
Medium:
240 litres - holds 4 blue boxes of recycling or 3 regular garbage bags
Monthly utility rate if you select a 240 litre Black Cart: $22.25 
Graphic showing how much garbage a medium sized cart will hold 
Extra Large:
360 litres - holds 6 blue boxes of recycling or 4 ½ garbage bags
Monthly utility rate if you select a 360 litre Black Cart: $28.25
Graphic showing how much garbage an extra large sized cart will hold 

Your garbage, recycling and Green Cart will continue to be collected as usual until early May of 2019. More details about the Blue and Black Carts and their collection schedule will be provided when your new carts are delivered. 

For more information, check out the Cart Selection FAQ (pdf) .