Sorting Your Waste

Sorting your waste is simple using the resources the city has provided. On collection day, set out the carts according to the collection calendar for your neighbourhood.

  • Black Waste Cart - any household items that aren’t organic or can’t be recycled
  • Green Organics Cart – all food and yard waste, and many items made from natural materials
  • SORT Smarter Tips


Sorting your organics material into your green cart will help our community achieve the 65% waste diversion target. The insert card in the package of information delivered with your carts also offers tips for your organics cart.

Don't know what material goes into which cart?
 >> Cart Content & Preparation, check out the app below, or the Sort Smart A - Z material listing.

Sort Smart App Calendar (version 4.0 - 2018 Calendar Updated)

PLEASE NOTE: Collection information is no longer available for both Apple and Android. Please refer to the waste collection calendars for collection details. The waste sorting tool will continue to work on both operating systems. Watch for changes to the app in fall 2019.

For residents on the go, the Leduc Sort Smart collection phone app offers both detailed sorting information.

The Android Sort Smart 3.0 app has recently been updated to Sort Smart 4.0. To update your app you must first remove the current version (3.0 or earlier) and then install the new 4.0 version from Google PlayStore.

The latest curbside collection calendars are available for download, or you can pick up a calendar at any of the City of Leduc facilities. For sorting information, you can download the A-Z Sort Smart database.  

To bag or not to bag?

It is best to place your organics loose in the cart. The only exception is pet waste, which must be bagged in an approved 100% compostable bag. Approved bags are marked by the manufacturer with both the U.S. and Canadian compostable logos and can be found at most retailers in Leduc:

Canadian Tire Dollarama Giant Tiger Rona
Peavy Mart Safeway Sobeys Val-mart
Shoppers Drug Mart No Frills    

Note: No plastic bags, including thin grocery produce bags, can be put into the organics cart.

Brown paper compostable bags are also acceptable for use in the green cart. Approved bin liners large enough for your organics cart are available from AL-PACK Enterprises LTD.