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New waste limit comes into effect starting Monday

May 13, 2016 11:54 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Red Deer residents can set out just three units of garbage starting next week. Council approved the move to a lower residential waste limit as part of the progressive changes outlined in The City’s Waste Management Master Plan (WMMP) to divert even more waste from the landfill.

The three unit limit will come into effect starting on Monday, May 16 and to ease the transition, all households that have residential curbside collection through The City will be receiving an information package with five courtesy extra waste tags to use as needed. The courtesy tags can be used at any time in circumstances where residents need to set out more than the three units by attaching a tag to the bag or can of garbage.

Outside the courtesy waste tags that should arrive to households within the week, residents will still be able to purchase extra waste tags for $1 through City of Red Deer facilities including City Hall, G.H. Dawe and the Collicutt Centre.

The new limit comes on the heels of the expanded recycling program to include all plastics numbered 1-7 in the blue box which allows residents to recycle more in order to waste less.

A unit of garbage defined in the bylaw as a bag or can up to 100 litres in capacity to a maximum of 25 kg (55 lbs). With the new limit, each household will be allowed to set out three bags or cans with a total capacity of 300 litres per week. There will be no changes to the weekly pickup schedule; each household’s pickup day will remain the same.

For more information, please contact:

Waste Management
The City of Red Deer
403-340-BLUE (2583)

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer


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