Contest promotes Town’s mobile waste app

November 22, 2018

The Town is running a contest to encourage residents to sign up for waste reminders through the Town’s mobile app, which will help them prepare for changes to the waste collection schedule in January 2019.

All residents who sign up for waste collection reminders through the mobile waste app or the online waste calendar by January 6, 2019 will automatically be entered into a draw for the chance to win one of two smart tablets. Residents who previously signed up will also be entered into the contest.

The Town will be introducing a new four-day waste collection schedule starting January 8, 2019 where garbage, organics and recycling will be collected Tuesday through Friday. The new schedule also includes adjustments to collection routes, which will be divided into logical neighbourhood zones.

Approximately 55% of Okotoks’ households will experience a change to their collection day with the new schedule.

This is the first time in over 10 years the Town has changed the schedule. These changes will result in increased efficiency in pick-up routes to better accommodate Okotoks’ current population and prepare the town for future growth.

Find full details on the waste schedule changes, the contest, and sign up for waste reminders, at www.okotoks.ca/collection. Contest winners will be selected from a random draw and will be notified through the app/calendar notification system on January 9, 2019.