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Single-family homes, duplexes, fourplexes and some townhouses receive Blue Bag collection of household recyclables.

About the Service

Single-family homes, duplexes, fourplexes and some townhouses receive Blue Bag collection of household recyclables.

It's easy to do. No sorting is required. Just place your clean recyclables loosely into blue see-through plastic bags and set them out for collection on your scheduled collection days.

Blue Bags are available at all major grocery and hardware stores. The City of Edmonton does not sell blue bags. Do not use green or black garbage bags because they will be collected as regular garbage. Only material placed in or beside the Blue Bags will be collected as recyclables.

Your Blue Bags should be placed one metre (3 1/2 feet) from your regular garbage containers so that they're not mistakenly collected as waste.

How Do I Obtain the Service?

Blue Bags are collected on the same day as your garbage. Collection days vary so you'll need to consult a collection calendar.

Please have your Blue Bags out before 7am on your collection day.

Contact the City About This Service

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email wasteman@edmonton.ca

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