Our weekly waste collection services include a curbside recycling program and rollout collection carts for organics and trash. We call this the Green Routine.
Learn more about the Green Routine
Check out our printable guides for detailed information about the Green Routine.
Our quick guide gives you the basics, including what items can be dropped off at recycle stations.
The full guide includes:
- how to use and put out your carts
- how to prepare your recyclables
- a place to record your black and green cart serial numbers
Start or move your waste collection service
If you’re new to Strathcona County, or are moving, learn how to set up or cancel your collection service.
Waste collection information
What you need to know about waste pickup.
Find out when your organics, garbage and recycling will get picked up and get a copy of your waste collection calendar.
Learn about waste collection in rural hamlets and rural areas.
Sorting your waste
A system that recycles and composts a large amount of waste lowers our waste transportation costs. By having you separate organics, waste, and recycling, we are able to reduce our waste collection service fees. This saves money for customers and the County.
Please note that Strathcona County residents are not allowed to burn household garbage like plastics and food scraps. Garbage fires are unpleasant to smell and harmful to the environment. Illegal fires, including garbage fires, can result in a fine of up to $2,000.
Learn if an item should go in your recycling, your organics cart or your trash cart — or if it needs to go to the Broadview Enviroservice Station.
Learn where to take recycling and waste that can’t be picked up.
Learn about your carts and how to use them.
Get the app
Our free Green Routine app lets you:
- set waste collection day and special event reminders
- search the waste wizard to find out where an item goes
- find a recycling station
- get information on waste collection
- check the waste collection calendar
- contact the Utilities department
- report a problem
Rethinking the 3Rs
Did you know the three Rs of recycling (reduce, reuse and recycle) are in order of priority? Before you recycle, try to reduce and reuse first.
- Reduce your use of single-serve items (e.g.: plastic forks, straws and take-out containers).
- Buy products with less packaging.
- Bring cloth bags when you go shopping.
- Plan your meals. Try this simple meal planning worksheet.
- Take reusable coffee mugs and water bottles.
- Pack waste-free lunches.
- Buy items second-hand.
- Fix what you can before replacing items.
- Donate items you no longer use to charity.
- More reuse ideas.
Ever wonder what happens after you throw waste away? Find out in the story of our waste.