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Garbage Collection

Current: Curbside Collection During COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, the Municipality has made adjustments to the curbside collection program in the region. Please be advised of the following:  

  • Curbside recycling is suspended until July 14, 2020.
  • Until July 14, crews are collecting two bins of mixed garbage and recycling per household. Please place garbage and recycling together in bags and place inside of the black and light blue collection bins.
  • Crews are collecting one bin of yard waste per household each week. Yard waste can be placed un-bagged (or in paper yard waste bags) inside of the dark blue bin. Learn more here.

Upcoming: Curbside Collection Returns July 14

Starting July 14, curbside collection in the region will return to regular operations. This includes the regular collection of recycling materials and the re-opening of most Recycling Depots
Learn more about this upcoming change here. 

Back Alley Collection

For more information visit www.rmwb.ca/alleyway

Garbage & Recycling Bins

Garbage Collection FAQ


Garbage & Recycling Map

Bin there. Done that.

Trash Talk Episode One: Placing Your Bins for Curbside Collection

Welcome to Trash Talk!

In this episode of Trash Talk, we discuss proper bin placement to ensure efficient collection of your curbside garbage and recycling! You can find more information on curbside garbage and recycling, including the collection calendar and collection guidelines, at rmwb.ca/garbage

We discuss proper bin placement to ensure efficient collection of your curbside garbage and recycling! 

Garbage & Recycling Calendar

To look up the curbside collection day for your address, please use the Garbage & Recycling Calendar.

Curbside Collection - Bin Placement Tips

  • Bins must be at the street by 7:30 a.m. on your collection day. Your bins will not be collected if they aren't to the curbside by 7:30 a.m.
  • Ensure bins are on the road side of the windrow. Not on the snow banks.
  • Bins need to be placed one metre (three feet) from vehicles, and 30 cm (one foot) from other bins. 
  • Brush the snow off your bins when placing them at the curb. Crews can better see your bins, which will help with a smooth collection process.

 These tips will help crews to safely and efficiently collect your bins every week.


Phone: 780-743-7000
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Bin There, Done That

Bin Placement

Post-Curbside Collection Checklist

Tips for getting your curbside waste/recycling picked up on time, every time.

Curbside Collection

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