Curbside Collection Information

Organics Collection (Green Bin)

Weekly organics collection shifted to bi-weekly in October for the Winter months. Weekly organics collection will begin again in Spring 2022.

Why does the green cart schedule change?

During the late fall and winter months, green carts are primarily used for food waste and there is less yard waste to collect. As the carts are not as full, the collection is reduced to every other week. In the spring, when there is more yard waste as the weather warms up, green cart collection will resume weekly pickup.

What other options do residents have?

Grass clippings and leaves can be taken directly to the Eco Centre. The Eco Centre can also receive bagged organics in compostable bags.

Did you know the City of Chestermere offers the following services:

  • 52 weekly collections for Recycling (Blue Cart)
  • 39 weekly collections for Organics (Green Cart)
  • 26 weekly collections for Landfill (Black Cart)


Due to COVID-19 we are asking residents to do the following:

  1. Bag, tie and place all tissues, gloves, disinfectant wipes or anything used to sanitize in your BLACK CART.
  2. To reduce the chances of transmission of COVID-19 please ensure all waste fits in the cart with the lid closed.

The City of Chestermere is committed to recycling as many materials as possible to keep them out of landfills and to protect the environment.

About your Curbside Collection

Carts must be properly placed at the curbside prior to 7am on collection day to ensure they are picked up. 

blue cartRecycle Collection (Blue Bin):

Weekly collection: Residents should leave materials loose in the bin. If you want to recycle plastic grocery bags, please bundle them but leave other recycleable materials loose.

Excess materials can be dropped off at the recycle depot (scroll to the bottom of this page for more info).

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Organics Collection (Green Bin):

Weekly collection: until the week of October 18. Bi-weekly collection will begin the week of October 25. Weekly collection will resume next Spring the week of May 9, 2022 (weather dependent).

Residents may use compostable bags (not just biodegradable) or leave materials loose in the bins. 

black cartGarbage Collection (Black Bin):

Bi-weekly garbage cart pickup. Residents may use bags or put garbage in the cart loose. Compostable and recyclable material will not be accepted.

Download the curbside collection schedule here or use the tool below.

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Your collection day & sorting tool: