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Black Garbage Cart

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Frequency of collection

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

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 fees


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)


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


What goes inside your BLACK Garbage Cart

Black Garbage Cart Items

Do you know how to properly dispose of your waste? Type the name of an item and we'll tell you how.  A lot of your waste can be diverted from the landfill. It's easy!

  1. Type in the item you want to dispose of: candy wrapper, computer, paper, Styrofoam, paint, batteries etc.
  2. Hit the search button!

You can also access What Goes Where directly from the Town's Mobile Waste App!

Download the Mobile App


Curbside Cart Placement

  • Place carts with wheels touching curb
  • Ensure carts are at least one metre (3 feet) from parked vehicles and fixed objects
  • Leave enough space for you to walk around the carts

Back Lane Cart Placement

  • Set the carts at the edge of back lane and allow one meter (3 feet) from any obstruction behind the cart (e.g. fence)
  • Carts must NOT block lanes or roads
  • Carts will NOT be collected from enclosures

Key Cart Information (Waste Services)

  • All carts must be placed out for collection no later than 7a.m. on your collection day
  • Lids closed
  • Carts must be returned to your property at the end of day



Common Cart Questions