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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 three 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
The standard cart has a capacity of approximately two regular size bags.
Small cart size

Medium (180L)
The medium cart has a capacity of approximately three regular size bags.
Medium cart size

Large (240 L)
The large cart has a capacity of approximately four regular size bags.
Large cart size

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

Helpful Links

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

Frequency of collection

  • Weekly from April 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. 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

Small garbage cart
Large (240L)Large garbage cart with sizes
XLarge (360L)XL garbage cart with sizes
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Report a Missed or Damaged Cart 

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)Large garbage cart with sizes
X-Large (360L)XL garbage cart with sizes
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Report a Missed or Damaged Cart

Seasonal Waste Programs

Learn all about our seasonal programs.

Common Cart Questions