Edmonton is world famous for its river valley, parks and green spaces. As Edmontonians, we also take pride in our personal green spaces, our yards and gardens. The City of Edmonton has been an environmental innovator in areas like waste management, recycling and land management. Edmontonians can do their part by participating in the blue bag recycling program, taking household hazardous waste to an ECO Station, using alternatives to pesticides or picking up litter. Small actions make a big difference.
The average City of Edmonton waste collector will pick up between 7,000 and 11,000 kilograms of waste per shift. Find out how you can keep waste out of Edmonton's landfills.
Edmonton has three recycling programs. Find out what can be recycled and how you can start.
Between April and October there is an 84 per cent increase in the amount of waste put out for curbside collection, mostly due to grass clippings. Find out how keeping yard waste out of landfills will give you a greener lawn and garden.
Capital City Clean Up
Help tackle litter and graffiti. Find out about the different clean up programs.