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Garbage Collection

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.

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 page for more details.

Garbage and blue bags must be out by 7am.

Collection Schedule

Crop of garbage collection schedule map

Weekly Collection Schedule

Garbage and recycling are collected weekly on the same day of the week year-round.

Collection FAQ

Waste management worker collection garbage

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about garbage collection in the city.

Collection Safety Tips

Garbage Collection


Safety Tips

Find out some of the challenges faced by our collectors on a daily basis.


For more information:


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email wasteman@edmonton.ca