By Diane Colley-Urquhart on April 18 2017
As some of you might be aware, this summer The City of Calgary will begin its city-wide roll out of Green Cart Food & Yard Waste collection.
Like the Blue Cart rollout, The City will be phasing in the program by quadrant. Green carts will be delivered to all single-family homes starting with the southwest in June. Cart delivery will continue in the northwest in July, the northeast in August and the southeast in September.
Weekly collection of green carts will start in the first quadrant in mid-July with completion of all quadrants by early October. Each quadrant’s start date is listed below:
Green carts and starter kits will be delivered to homes, quadrant by quadrant. Residents will receive everything they need to get started:
Green Cart program rate:
When service begins, blue and green carts will be collected every week on the same day. Black carts will be collected on a different day, once every two weeks since you can cut your garbage in half by using your green cart. Residents will be provided with a 3-month collection schedule to help them get acquainted with their new collection days. Going forward there are many ways for residents to get their collection schedule. By visiting calgary.ca/collection they can view their schedule online and sign up to get free collection day reminders or download our mobile app.