• Mobile waste app reminders with winter carts

2019 Waste Collection Schedule

As of January 8, 2019, garbage, organics and recycling is now collected Tuesday-Friday every week in Okotoks. Monday collections have been eliminated and the new schedule has more logical neighbourhood collection zones. Approximately 55% of households had a change to their collection day.  

To stay on top of your new collection day:

  • Download the free Okotoks Waste app 
    (Available on Apple app store or Google Play store)
  • Look up your Collection Day Schedule below, and sign up for personalized collection day reminders to help you transition to the new schedule (plus it's great for changes over Christmas and collection disruptions due to snow storms etc.)
  • See printable map below

Waste App Contest Winners Announced

January 24: Congratulations to our grand prize winners, the Franke family (Jeremy, Jenn and Naomi) and Deb Darbyshire, who each received an Apple iPad for signing up for waste collection day reminders through the Town’s waste app. The contest was held prior to changes in the waste collection schedule to encourage residents to sign up for reminders that would help them prepare for the transition.

Read the full details

Look up your collection day
Online Collection Schedule Tool (My Okotoks Waste)

Use our online collection schedule tool to double-check your waste, recycling, and organics pick-up day. Make sure you are putting out your organics cart on the right day! It's important to note your organics collection days, especially during the months of November through April when your green cart is collected every second week.

Printable Calendars, Zones and Maps

Find out what neighbourhood and zone you are in, as well as your collection day!

Collection Map and Calendar

Download and print the 4-day collection calendar and map for your neighbourhood and zone:

ODD ZONEs Calendar

EVEN ZONEs Calendar

Interested in seeing the collection schedule for the entire town? Click the link below!

Town collection Map

Neighbourhoods, Zones and Collection Days
NeighbourhoodCollection DayZone
Air RanchThursday5
Central HeightsTuesday1
CimarronFriday7
Cimarron EstatesFriday7
Cimarron GroveFriday8
Cimarron MeadowsFriday7
Cimarron ParkFriday8
Cimarron SpringsFriday8
Cimarron VistaFriday8
Crystal GreenThursday6
CrystalridgeThursday6
Crystal ShoresTuesday2
D'ArcyTuesday1
Downey RidgeThursday6
Drake LandingThursday5
Heritage OkotoksWednesday4
Hunters GlenWednesday4
MountainviewTuesday1
RosemontTuesday1
SandstoneTuesday1
Sheep RiverWednesday4
SuntreeTuesday2
Tower HillTuesday2
WedderburnTuesday2
WestmountWednesday3
WestridgeWednesday3
WindwalkWednesday3
WoodhavenWednesday3
Frequently Asked Questions
Why did the Town change the waste collection schedule days?

Waste collection days changed for some residents to better accommodate the population growth Okotoks has experienced over the last 10+ years, to prepare the town for future growth, and to allow for more efficient pick-up routes (less time used to travel from one zone to another).

The schedule change came into effect January 8, 2019. 

The new collection schedule was reconfigured to make routes more synchronized and efficient to:

  • Reduce schedule changes due to stat holidays by eliminating Monday collections (63% reduction in changes in 2019),
  • Reduce waste, organics and recycling truck traffic in residential neighbourhoods,
  • Lessen wear and tear on town streets from the reduced frequency of heavy truck traffic,
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Read the full news release

How does this waste collection schedule change benefit me?
  • By eliminating Monday collection, you will notice fewer changes in schedules due to stat holidays. Eliminating collection on Mondays will result in a 63% reduction in collection date changes overall. 
  • You'll notice less waste truck traffic in your neighbourhood. 
  • This schedule change helps the Town streamline processes and create efficiencies in the event of inclement weather or equipment failure.
  • No carts on residential streets on Mondays will also allow better coordination of street sweeping and snow clearing in residential neighbourhoods
When did the waste collection schedule change come into effect?

This schedule modification came into effect January 8, 2019. 

Do all my carts (garbage, organics and recycling) still get collected on the same day?

Yes. Set out all 3 carts to be collected on the same day. There is also no change to collection set out times.

Please ensure that all items are placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on your scheduled day to ensure pick-up. 

I have forgotten to place my waste, organics and recycling items at the curb on my new scheduled pick-up day. What do I do now?

We will continue to work with you to address concerns and help you transition through these collection changes.
Contact Waste Services by email or phone at 403-938-8054 for assistance if you miss your new collection day

Note: Please ensure that all items are placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on your new scheduled day to ensure pick-up. 

What can I do to ensure I don't miss a collection day?

The Town has an easy-to-use online notification tool that offers a simple way to help ensure you never miss a collection day again! Using just your address, you can access your own personalized Collection Schedule. With this tool you can:

  1. Import your personalized Collection Schedule to your online iCal, Outlook or Google Calendar
  2. View, download (PDF), or print your personalized Collection Schedule
  3. Sign up for personalized reminders by email, voicemail or Twitter.
  4. Download the Okotoks Waste Mobile App. The app will help you keep track of your collection days, special collection days, upcoming waste and recycling events, collection changes, identify 'what goes where' and more. 
What happens when a stat holiday falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday?

Collection may fall the day before or the day after the stat holiday to keep workloads manageable. When a stat holiday is approaching, check the mobile app or online schedule to ensure you know what day your collection is moving to. Or better yet, sign up for reminders so you get a convenient reminder anytime there is a change to your collection day due to holidays, snowstorms, equipment breakdowns etc!

               

What if I live in a multi-family complex - will my garbage collection day change?

If you live in a multi-family complex that is serviced by the Town of Okotoks, your collection day may have changed. 

If your collection is managed by a private contractor your complex would not be impacted.

Sun - Mon: Closed
Tue - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed stat holidays. Access to the Eco Centre and the drop off areas are only available during normal operating hours.
  • Garbage, Organics and Recycling Inquiries: 403-938-8054 Contact Online
    Okotoks Eco Centre: 403-938-2652