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. When your carts are delivered this spring, they will arrive with a detailed information package explaining the full cart system, what goes in which bin, when they will be collected and how to place them. Learn more about Blue Carts, Black Carts and Green Carts.
New residents will have the opportunity to choose their Blue and Black Cart size when moving in. 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. See below for information on cart sizes to help you make that decision.
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
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
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
Your garbage, recycling and Green Cart will continue to be collected as usual until the first week of cart collection – the week of May 6.
For more information, check out the Cart Selection FAQ (pdf) or call the Blue Line at 403.340.BLUE.