Weekly waste collection began February 5, 2013
Everything you need to know about garbage collection in your neighbourhood.
The City of Edmonton collects garbage and recycling from over 324,000 single and multi-family homes. This waste material is then taken to the Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC) for proper processing and disposal.
Garbage and recycling are collected weekly on the same day of the week year-round, including statutory holidays. The only exception will be Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Residents are asked to check this website for alternative days closer to those dates. To find your weekly collection day, visit the collection schedule page.
Please separate your garbage from your recycling. Garbage includes your food waste, smaller worn-out household items and yard waste. Please put your recyclable items such as paper, cardboard, tin cans, glass and plastic jars and bottles, in a blue bag.
Household hazardous waste and bulky items should be taken to an Eco Station or to the EWMC for proper disposal. Please refer to the What Goes Where poster for more details.
Garbage and blue bags must be out by 7am.
For your safety and the safety of your collector please:
- Keep it light: Bags and cans must weigh less than 20kg (44lbs)
- Use the right can: Under 100 litres, with fixed handles and no wheels.
- Package sharp objects: use a box to package sharp objects such as nails, glass and metal. Securely tape it and label it as “sharp objects.”
For more tips, please visit our collector safety tips page.
Questions? Visit our frequently asked questions page or call 311.
For more information:
In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311