City rolling out Green Carts

Green Carts used for organics, such as yard waste, food scraps and pet waste

Green Carts have started to make their way to Red Deer homes this week.

The roll-out will continue through March. Green Carts are being delivered to all homes that currently receive individual garbage and blue box pick-up.

Green Carts come with a kitchen container and an information booklet. City of Red Deer staff will also be nearby to answer any questions when Green Carts are dropped off.

Green Carts can be used to dispose of organics, such as yard waste, all food and kitchen scraps, and pet waste for year-round, regular pickup and composting.

Green Cart collection will start the week of April 9 on your regular garbage pickup day in the same location you normally place your garbage (front street or back alley).

The week of April 9 is when yard waste collection would have started for the season, so this start date ensures households can get used to the Green Cart as they do their spring yard clean up, says the city.

In the spring of 2019, residents will receive Blue Carts for recycling and Black Carts for regular garbage collection.

Residents are encouraged to visit for all the nitty gritty on using their Green Cart, or email or call 403-340-BLUE (2583) for more information.

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