Upgrade to Green


The future of organic waste management

One lid. Two wheels. Efficient, agile and optimized—it’s time to wrap your restless fingers around the handle of the all-new Green Cart.

Say so-long to messy garbage bags, and hello to one sleek solution for all your yard and food waste. This modern organic waste cart is designed to make your life easier, and our community greener.

Paired with the Kitchen Container, now it’s simpler than ever to continue to reduce your household waste.

Guaranteed to transform Red Deer recycling and garbage pickup services, the next cart experience rolls out spring 2019. Read more about the Blue Cart and Black Cart.


Put these items in your Green Cart

Kitchen scraps

  • Fruits and vegetables (raw and cooked)
  • Table and plate scraps
  • Meat, fish, bones and poultry carcasses
  • Dairy products
  • Bread and baked goods
  • Coffee grounds, filters and tea bags
  • Pasta, grains and beans
  • Eggs and eggshells
  • Food-soiled paper towels and napkins

Yard waste

  • Brush, leaves and branches
  • Grass and garden debris
  • Wood shavings and chips
  • Visit Yard Waste to learn more

Pet Waste

  • All forms of pet waste
  • Kitty litter
  • Pet fur and feathers

Don't put these items in your cart

  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic containers
  • Styrofoam
  • Diapers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Large or domestic animal carcasses
  • Diseased branches
  • Fire pit ashes
Full compatibilities list

Green Cart
user guide

Simple and streamlined instructions for your new cart.

  1. Store your Green Cart where most convenient, like in your yard or garage.
  2. Write your address on the white area on the side of your cart.
  3. Review what goes in your cart (listed above).
  4. Set your cart out on your collection day (details below).
  5. Place any excess yard waste beside the Green Cart, according to the pickup guidelines.
  6. Return the cart back to your property after collection.
  7. Periodically rinsing your cart can help keep it tidy.

Kitchen Container
user guide

Reduce your waste in a snap with this container.

  1. Store your Kitchen Container where most convenient, like under the sink.
  2. Empty your Kitchen Container into your Green Cart as necessary.
  3. Wash or rinse your container as needed. Your Kitchen Container is also dishwasher safe.
  4. Lining the Kitchen Container can also help keep it tidy. Paper bags, newspaper or certified compostable bags can all be used. Guide to compostable bags and liners (pdf)
Printable Instructions

Cart collection

Green Cart pickup has started, on the same day and location as your usual waste collection.


Set out by 7 a.m. on collection days

Collection Schedule


Set your cart on flat ground with one metre clearance on all sides, including behind, so the truck's arms can access it. Ensure your cart is clear of all obstructions, such as your excess yard waste, garbage bags, blue boxes, fence, trees and parked vehicles.


Green Carts will be collected from your current waste collection location.

Front street pick-up: Place with wheels against curb and white directional arrow pointing toward the street.

Back alley pick-up: Place with wheels toward your property and white directional arrow pointing toward the alley.

Large Bin

The talk of the block

What's so revolutionary about this organic waste container, anyway?

Going green

Up to 40 per cent of your household waste will be diverted from the landfill. Your compostables will be reused to enrich local agricultural lands.

Dependable design

Lightweight structure, streamlined control, optimal grip and handling—say hello to the model of efficiency.

What's next

Stay tuned for exclusive announcements on the future release of Blue and Black Carts, coming spring 2019. Read more about the Black Cart and Blue Carts.