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Red Deer switches green cart pick-ups to winter schedule

Seasonal changes to the green cart pick-up schedule will start on Nov. 14 as organics collection shift to every other week.
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Red Deer switches on Nov. 14 to green cart collection every other week. (Black Press file photo).

Seasonal changes to the green cart pick-up schedule will start on Nov. 14 as organics collection shift to every other week.

Green carts will be emptied on the same week as blue carts from Nov. 14 to April 3, at which time green carts will return to weekly collection when seasonal yard waste increases.

“We see a steep decrease in organics collected over the winter months, so switching green cart collection to every other week in the winter helps optimize efficiency of the program and reduce costs in the long-run,” said Waste Diversion Specialist, Marilyn Moore.

“Blue and black cart collection schedules won’t change, but green carts will be collected every other week until April when yard waste increases.”

Updated cart collection calendars are available on the city website and residents are encouraged to sign up for cart collection notifications through Notify Red Deer for personalized reminders about which carts to set out each week. Residents can sign up or add these alerts to their existing account at reddeer.ca/notifyreddeer.

Residents with questions or concerns are encouraged to reach out by calling the Blue Line at 403-340-BLUE (2583) or emailing carts@reddeer.ca.