Blue Carts - Coming Spring 2019

Blue and Black Carts will be delivered to the front of your home between March 18 and April 19, 2019. Blue and Black Cart collection will start the week of May 6; on your regular garbage pickup date in the same location you normally place your garbage (front street or back alley). Please do not use your new Blue and Black Carts to set out garbage and recycling until the week of May 6.

The information you receive with your cart will explain which cart will be picked up that first week. Information packages will be attached to the handle of your Black Cart. If you don't receive a package with your Black Cart, please call or email us and we will get one to you: 403.340.BLUE (2583) or These information packages will explain how to use your carts, when to start placing them for collection, and what carts to place each week. They are customized for your collection day. 

The Blue Cart replaces your blue box, and the Black Cart will be for all other household garbage.

When the program is in full swing, Blue and Black Carts will be picked up every other week, on alternating weeks. Green Carts will continue to be picked up weekly.

What will go in the Blue Cart?

In general, you can recycle paper, cardboard, metal cans and plastics #1 through 7.

  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Mixed paper – e.g. office paper, junk mail, envelopes and flyers
  • Telephone books
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Boxboard – e.g. cereal boxes, shoe boxes and tissue boxes
  • Number 1 to 7 plastic containers and lids – e.g. yogurt cups, detergent containers, food platter trays, and plant pots
  • Metal cans

Unacceptable items: Glass bottles and jars will not be accepted in the Blue Cart. Through the new collection system, glass is broken into small pieces that cannot be recovered at the sorting facility. Instead, recycle glass bottles and jars at a community recycling depot.

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