How you place your garbage cart is important. Carts are collected by mechanical arms that require space to operate, and proper placement minimizes the risk of damage to property.
Please Follow These Steps:
Place your garbage in the cart and close the lid. The cart’s lid must be fully closed. If your weekly garbage exceeds the capacity of the cart, consider recycling. Additionally, you may purchase a yellow official Town excess garbage bag(s) or subscribe to an additional
garbage cart. There is no extra charge to your household for the new automated garbage cart. All garbage is required to be bagged before placement into the cart (i.e. grocery or garbage bags.)
All carts must be placed out for collection no later than 7:00 am on your collection day. Carts placed after 7:00 am will not be collected until your next collection day. Any excess garbage must be place in yellow excess garbage bags which can be purchased at Sobey's, Safeway, the Okotoks Recreation Centre and the Municipal Building. Excess garbage not placed in yellow bags will not be collected.
Please refer to the Collection Schedule for further information.
Place wheels against the front curb or at least 0.5m (1.6ft) from your back hedge or fence. Park it on flat ground at road or lane level and make sure you are not blocking traffic.
Point arrows on the lid toward the center of the road or lane.
If you have a second garbage cart or are using yellow official Town excess garbage bags, place your cart(s) and/or bag(s) at least 1m (3ft) apart. See the Cart Placement Reminders section on the back of this brochure.
Pull your empty garbage cart(s) back onto your property for storage as soon as possible on your collection day to avoid blocking traffic.