Changes in waste collection starting April 4

March 31, 2016

Changes in waste collection starting April 4

Approximately half of Sherwood Park residents will have a new waste collection day starting the week of April 4.

Residents should check to see if their waste collection day has changed. Waste reminders and the mobile app have been updated to reflect the changes. 

The new zones ensure a balance in the number of homes in each zone. This makes it a more reliable service for residents because it is more efficient for Strathcona County’s collectors.

There are no changes to rural collection zones.

Also starting April 4, residents will notice new green waste collection trucks driving through neighbourhoods. Green For Life (GFL) Environmental Inc., is the new waste collection contractor for Strathcona County. These new trucks run on compressed natural gas (CNG), which reduces greenhouse gases by 20 to 25 per cent. Residents may also notice the trucks are quieter than the current diesel-fuelled trucks.

 

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595