Curbside Organics, Waste & Recycling
The Curbside Cart Collection & Recycling Program helps our community keep tonnes of material out of the landfill every year — and that helps Leduc meet its residential waste diversion targets, which means a cleaner, greener environment for us and for future generations.
New utility customers receive a Sort Smart Kit when their curbside carts are delivered. Each residential utility household is given a kitchen container, an organics cart and a waste cart – all a family needs to participate in curbside cart collection. Under the cart collection program, families continue to put recyclables into a blue bag and simply sort organics.
With the significant amounts of organics collected through the curbside program, Leduc surpassed the 45% target and is now diverting 52% of its residential waste. Collecting organics keeps many tonnes of material from being landfilled.
Due to changes in the global recycling market, the City of Leduc has recently announced some small changes to its recycling program in order to meet new industry standards, effective November 18, 2019. These changes affect what’s accepted in the curbside blue bag recycling program, as well as what’s accepted in the blue bag bin at the Eco Station and the Waste Management Facility. Click here for more information or call the Eco Smart Hotline at 780-980-7107.
What materials are accepted in the program?
- Organics – All food and yard waste, and many items made from natural materials
- Recyclables – Rigid plastic containers, aluminum and tin cans, paper products, flattened cardboard and non-glass beverage containers
- Waste – Any household items that aren’t organic or can’t be recycled
What materials are not accepted?
Never put household hazardous waste or electronic waste in your collection your carts. These materials can be safely disposed of at one of these facilities provided by the City of Leduc:
Leduc’s automated curbside collection system has several advantages:
- Cost-effective - allowing the city to introduce organics pickup with no increase in the residential utility fee.
- Collection is completed more quickly.
- Significantly reduces worker injury.
- All factors save the city and taxpayer money.
Your carts are designed so the automated arms on the collection trucks can grasp the sides of the carts, lift the carts over the truck and empty the material into the truck. The trucks require 1 metre clear on all sides and above each cart so the automated arm has room to manoeuvre. Carts can be emptied only if the 1 metre clear zone is observed.
Curbside collection uses different trucks for each type of material. Collection starts at 7 a.m. on collection day but trucks will pick up the 2 carts and the blue bags at different times throughout the day. Collection will be complete by 7 p.m.
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