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Waste Services

The Town provides black garbage cart, green organics cart and blue recycling cart collection. In this section you will learn what is acceptable in each of these 3 waste streams, when to set out your carts, and discover helpful tips for setting out your waste.

Frequency of collection

Black garbage carts are picked up weekly on your household's designated waste collection day. Please refer to the collection schedule.

Black garbage cart sizes & options

The Town of Okotoks provides a 120L black garbage cart as part of its cart collection program. Residents have the option to choose from two other cart sizes based on usage and each size of cart has a corresponding fee associated with it.

Small (120L)

Standard

120L cart sizeThe standard cart has a capacity of approximately two regular size bags*
Medium (180L)180L cart sizeThe medium cart has a capacity of approximately three regular size bags*
Large (240L)240L cart sizeThe large cart has a capacity of approximately four regular size bags*

The solution for occasional excess garbage

Excess Bags
Excess bags

For the odd time you exceed your weekly garbage cart limit, purchase an official Town excess garbage bag. Bags are available at the Municipal Centre, Recreation Centre, Sobeys and Safeway.

Cost per bag: see Waste Service fees

Report your missed collection
Request services New Owner 
Request cart repair or replacement

Frozen contents may not empty. Below are some tips to help prevent contents in your green organics cart from freezing:

  • Layer your cart with newspaper
  • Bag or wrap wet material in a paper bag, flyers or newspaper
  • Freeze your food scraps in your freezer before putting it in your green cart
  • Shelter your green cart against your home, in a shed or garage until it's time to set it out at the curb for collection 

All food, pet and yard waste are accepted in the green organics cart.

Frequency of collection

  • Weekly from May to the end of October
  • Every two weeks from November to the end of April.

Green organics carts are picked up on your household's designated waste collection day. Please refer to the collection schedule for more information.

Green organics cart sizes & options

The Town of Okotoks provides a standard 120L green organics cart as part of its cart collection program. 

A larger (240L) green organics cart option is also available to meet varying household needs:

Small (120L)

Standard

120L cart size
Large (240L)240L cart size
Report your missed collection
Request services new owner 
Request cart repair or replacement

Frequency of collection

Blue recycling carts are picked up weekly on your household's designated waste collection day.

Please refer to the collection schedule.

 

Blue recycling cart sizes & options

The Town of Okotoks provides a 240L blue recycling cart as part of its cart collection program.

A larger (360L) blue recycling cart option is also available to meet varying household needs:

Large (240L)180L cart size
X-Large (360L)240L cart size
Report your missed collection
Request services New Owner 
Request cart repair or replacement

Common Cart Questions