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The City of Edmonton collects garbage and recycling from over 400,000 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:

  • Food waste
  • Smaller worn-out household items and yard waste
  • Plastic and styrofoam packaging

Please put your recyclable items in your blue bag such as:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Tin cans
  • Glass
  • Plastic jars and bottles

Household hazardous waste and bulky items should be taken to an Eco Station or to the EWMC for proper disposal. Any sharp objects must be placed in a box labelled ‘sharp.’ All bags must not weigh more than 20kg. 

Garbage and blue bags must be out by 7am.

Try the WasteWise app. It will help you sort your waste, find your collection schedule and even play a fun family game.


Find out your collection day and download a collection schedule map.

Everything you need to know about garbage collection in the city.
Find out some of the challenges faced by our collectors on a daily basis.
Learn about garbage & recycling services for apartments, townhouses and condos.
Waste collection service for Edmonton residents with temporary or permanent mobility challenges.

Clear your ice and snow away from your collection area, and spread sand on icy areas.

For More Information


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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