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The City is providing account holders of legal secondary suites an opportunity to share one set of carts between all suites. Carts consist of:

  • 1 large (240L) garbage cart, and
  • 1 food scraps cart

The secondary suite cart sharing application form will be open on January 20, 2021.

To share one set of carts between all suites, you must apply between January 20, 2021 and February 12, 2021. No applications after February 12 will be accepted.

Your next opportunity to sign up for the program will then be in September 2021.

If an account holder does not submit an online request to share carts, Waste Services will deliver a separate set of carts for each suite listed under the account from March to August 2021. 

Please note: the account holder is responsible for any waste utility rate(s) associated with carts. Residents participating in the cart sharing program only pay one monthly utility rate ($47.22). 

FAQ

How do I know if my secondary suite will receive a set of carts?

Property owners with a legal secondary suite who have registered their secondary suite with Waste Services and pay the separate monthly waste services fee for their secondary suite will receive a set of carts for each suite. 

Property owners who haven’t registered their secondary suite with Waste Services and only pay one monthly utility waste fee ($47.22/month) for the whole property will receive only one set of carts.

Who can submit the request to share carts?

Waste account holders who pay for the separate monthly utility fee for their secondary suites can submit a request. A waste account holder is the individual who pays the monthly waste utility rate noted on the EPCOR bill. As the garbage cart size impacts the monthly utility rate amount, only the waste account holder can submit this request. If you are not the account holder, please contact that individual to submit the request. If each unit has a separate account holder, each will need to be listed on the application form. 

I have a garden suite or duplex. Can I sign up to share carts?

This program is specific for secondary suites only. Other similar dwelling configurations, such as garden suites or duplexes, are not eligible for the Secondary Suites Cart Sharing program.

Can we split the waste utility fee between our two accounts?

No, one account will be billed the utility fee for this service. In most cases, there is only one account. However for homes with two accounts, one of the accounts must be designated as the primary account and will receive the utility bill. 

How do I register my secondary suite so I can receive two sets of carts?

Property owners of suites that are not registered with the City (by way of a development permit) will first need to obtain a development approval for their suite. Please contact 311 or visit edmonton.ca/secondarysuites for further details. 

Property owners who have registered with the City via the Development and Permits office but haven’t registered their secondary suites with Waste Services but wish to receive a set of carts for each secondary suite will need to call the City at 780-496-5698 to register, in order to receive carts for their secondary suite.

I have multiple legal suites. Can we all share one set of carts?

Property owners with legal secondary suites who have registered their secondary suites with Waste Services and pay the separate monthly waste services fee for their secondary suites can request that all suites on one property share one set of carts.

How do I know whether my secondary suite cart sharing application is approved?

You will receive an email from Waste Services after a review of your application is completed, indicating whether your application has been approved or not.

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