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Correctly sorting and setting out waste in apartments and condos is a shared responsibility. Learn more about your role and how to help support waste collection in your building.
If you live in an apartment, condo or other multi-unit building, your waste is collected in large shared bins.
Food scraps collection will begin rolling out to apartments and condos soon. Until then, there are several options for disposing of your food scraps:
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.
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.
Illegal dumping is a significant problem. 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.
Property managers ensure that collectors can easily and efficiently pick up waste from their buildings. They maintain collection areas and report any concerns. They also help answer questions about waste collection from residents.
To help residents manage their waste, print and post our Waste and Recycling Guide in a common area.
To help keep waste collection efficient and safe, site management is required to:
All properties are entitled to recycling service. Property managers and condo boards can call the Customer Support Centre at 780-496-5698 to discuss getting a recycling bin. Staff will visit the property, assess the location, and determine what service will be the best fit.
Bins are considered overflowing if there is waste material visible above the rim. Overflowing bins may result in additional pickups and additional charges.
Please call the Customer Support Centre at 780-496-5698. Please give us 24-48 hours notice before you need the extra pickup.
Please call the Customer Support Centre at 780-496-5698.
The following guidelines will help land developers, architects and property managers design and construct waste storage and set-out areas that are safe, efficient and conform to City of Edmonton requirements.
Information for setting up a waste collection storage area at a residential property in Edmonton. New guidelines will be released in 2023.
Information to help enable safe, efficient waste collection in new multi-unit housing developments.