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The Secondary Suites Cart Sharing program is not currently accepting applications. Your next opportunity to sign up for the program will be in September 2021.

Holders of legal secondary suites and garden suites that are registered with Waste Services can apply to share one set of carts between all suites. Carts consist of:

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

If an account holder did not submit an online request to share carts before February 12, 2021, Waste Services will deliver a separate set of carts for each suite listed under the account from March to August 2021, according to the schedule for the Edmonton Cart Rollout

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.

FAQ

Why do I have to wait until September 2021 to apply for the program?

In order to share carts at the outset of the Edmonton Cart Rollout, property owners were required to submit their applications by February 12, 2021. 

From mid-February to August, Waste Services will be focusing on cart distribution and will not be able to take additional requests for cart sharing. 

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.

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 Development Services but haven’t registered their secondary suites with Waste Services will need to call 780-496-5698 to register. A monthly waste utility rate will apply to each unit once you register your suite with Waste Services. 

If you register your suite with Waste Services at least 6 weeks before cart distribution starts in your phase, you will receive both sets of carts when they are distributed in your neighbourhood during the Edmonton Cart Rollout. Otherwise, the carts for your suite will be delivered to you on a later date. Find out when cart distribution starts in your area
 

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?

Garden suites are eligible for the Secondary Suites Cart Sharing program, however duplexes and other similar dwelling configurations are not.

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. 

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.

For More Information

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email waste.secondunit@edmonton.ca

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