Public Service Announcement
Waste collection winter schedule begins November 9
With winter approaching, residents are encouraged to visit edmonton.ca/waste to learn more about changes to their waste collection schedule as well as how to set out their carts in snowy conditions. From November 9 to March 25, the food scraps cart will be collected once every two weeks, and never on the same week as the garbage cart.
Food scraps carts are collected less frequently in the winter as the volume of organic waste decreases in winter, and odour is less of an issue. The reduced collection frequency also helps the City limit costs and keep waste rate increases low and stable.
To help ensure waste can be safely collected in winter, please clear snow and ice away from your collection area and place your cart in front of windrows or snowbanks. The schedule change makes it easier to set out waste as you only need to shovel space for one cart. Please avoid storing food scraps carts indoors between collections, as liquid from wet food scraps can collect at the bottom of the cart and freeze when moved outdoors. This makes it difficult to empty the cart.
The City offers an Assisted Waste collection service for customers with mobility challenges who have difficulty getting their recycling, garbage and food scraps out for collection. This service is available seasonally or year-round.
Visit edmonton.ca/waste for more tips on safe and effective winter waste collection or to apply for the Assisted Waste program. To help make sure you never miss a collection, sign up for reminders and notifications for your specific collection days through the WasteWise app.