Food scraps and recycling collection is coming to all apartments and condos between fall 2023 and the end of 2027! Exact timing will depend on the area of the city your apartment or condo is located. View the rollout map for details.
Shortly before food scraps and recycling collection begins at your building, you will receive a food scraps pail, a What Goes Where (Apartment and Condo Collection) poster and an educational booklet to help you get started. A Waste Outreach Educator will also visit your home to answer your questions.
Correctly sorting and setting out waste in apartments and condos is a shared responsibility.
Apartment and Condo Newsletter
Stay up-to-date on the changes coming to apartment and condo collection.
The WasteWise app helps residents learn which waste items should be reused, recycled, taken to an Eco Station or placed in the garbage.
Put your recyclables in your building's blue recycling bin. They can be loose or in blue bags. If you do not have a recycling bin, you can take your recyclables to your nearest Recycling Depot or Eco Station.
Flatten boxes. This saves space in your bin and ensures there is enough room for everyone’s recyclables.
Recycle the right stuff. Not sure if an item is recyclable? Search it in WasteWise.
Keep recyclables clean, loose and dry. This makes them easier to sort and recycle.
Do not put Styrofoam in your recycling bin. Please put it in your garbage. You can also take large pieces to an Eco Station for recycling.
Furniture and large, bulky waste needs to be taken to an Eco Station or the Edmonton Waste Management Centre. Waste dumped beside bins will not be picked up by collectors, and may lead to missed collections or extra costs to property managers.
If your unwanted items are in good condition, give them away, list them online, or check the Reuse Directory to find a local non-profit that accepts them.
Report a Problem
If you see something wrong with your building’s waste collection, like an overfilled bin or a vehicle blocking access to your property’s bins, please contact your property manager.
If you see someone illegally dumping waste, record as much information as you can and report it through 311. Large items placed beside a bin will not be collected.