Cool your ashes

Cool it before you throw it

It is important that ashes and cigarette butts be completely cooled before placing them in the organics cart. Strathcona County has experienced a number of fires as a result of improperly disposing of still-warm ashes.

Before placing the ashes in the green cart, douse ashes with water and stir with a shovel. 

Store your organics bin a minimum of two metres away from the side of your house and any combustible materials if possible.

Fire prevention and investigation
Phone: 780-449-9651

Last updated: Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Page ID: 45569