Cart Collection Schedule

As part of our COVID-19 response, we have temporarily suspended cash transactions at the Landfill. Please plan ahead, and bring a debit card, credit card (Visa or Master Card), or cheque. Commercial customers can continue to use pre-approved accounts.

Red Deer’s cart program include every other week on alternating weeks pick-up of Blue (recycling) and Black Carts (garbage) and weekly pick-up of Green Carts (organics) from early-April to mid-November and every other week pick-up on the same week as the Blue Cart from mid-November to early-April.

Download a printable copy of your schedule:

NeighbourhoodCollection Schedule
Anders Park East Thursdays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Anders South Thursdays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Aspen Ridge Thursdays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Bower North/South Wednesdays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Clearview Meadows Thursdays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Clearview Ridge Thursdays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
College Park Tuesdays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Davenport Fridays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Deer Park Estates Fridays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Deer Park Village Fridays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)  
Devonshire Fridays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)  
Downtown Wednesdays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
East Annexation area Tuesdays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Eastview/Eastview Estates Thursdays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Evergreen Wednesdays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)  
Fairview Mondays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Garden Heights Thursdays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Glendale/Glendale Park Estates Tuesdays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Grandview Wednesdays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)  
Highland Green/Highland Green Estates Mondays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Inglewood Wednesdays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Ironstone Wednesdays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)  
Johnstone Crossing/Johnstone Park Mondays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)  
Kentwood East/West Tuesdays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)  
Kingsgate Tuesdays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)  
Lancaster Green/Lancaster Meadows Fridays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Laredo Fridays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)  
Lonsdale Fridays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)  
Michener Hill East Thursdays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Michener Hill West Wednesdays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)  
Mountview Wednesdays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)  
Morrisroe Thursdays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)  
Morrisroe Extension Thursdays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)  
Normandeau North/South Tuesdays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)  
North Annexation area Mondays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Oriole Park/Oriole Park West Mondays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)  
Parkvale Wednesdays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)  
Pines Tuesdays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Riverside Meadows Mondays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)  
Rosedale Estates/Rosedale Meadows Fridays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)  
South Hill Wednesdays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)  
Sunnybrook/Sunnybrook South/Southbrook Wednesdays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)  
Timberlands/Timberstone/Timber Ridge Tuesdays - Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Vanier East/Vanier Woods Fridays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Waskasoo Wednesdays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)  
West Lake Mondays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)  
West Park Mondays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Woodlea Wednesdays - Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)  

Residential Waste Collection Index Map (pdf)

How do I set the carts out for collection?

Carts are picked up by an automated collection truck, so it’s important to follow the collection instructions:


Set out by 7 a.m. on your regular collection day, year-round.


Make sure the lid is closed and place the carts on flat ground with at least one metre clearance all around and above each of them so the truck’s collection arm can pick it up and empty it. This includes ensuring both carts placed that day, and any extra yard waste has the same clearance so the automated trucks can access it. If the collection contractors are unable to properly access your carts, they won’t be able to collect the contents that week, so placement is an important step.


Front street collection: Place the carts on the street with the wheels against the curb and white directional arrow pointing toward the street. Make sure the carts are away from parked vehicles or other obstructions such as trees, and that it is not blocking traffic.

Back alley collection: Place the carts with the wheels toward your property and white directional arrow pointing toward the alley. Make sure the carts are not placed against a fence or garage, and that it is not blocking traffic.

Make sure to roll your carts back to your property after they have been emptied.

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Use your Notify Red Deer account to sign up for cart collection schedule alerts.


Carts Frequently Asked Questions

Phone: 403-340-BLUE (2583)