Green cart sched­ule changes in the win­ter

Calgary Sun - Homes - - Homes - Myke Thomas CALGARYSUN

The City of Cal­gary’s green cart col­lec­tion sched­ule has been changed to re­flect changes brought on as we tran­si­tion into win­ter.

Ac­cord­ing to the City, Cal­gar­i­ans have less yard waste to put in their green carts dur­ing the win­ter months, so the green cart col­lec­tion will be the same day of the week, but will be ev­ery other week.

New col­lec­tion routes will be in ef­fect so Cal­gar­i­ans are asked to check their new sched­ule on­line and have their carts out by 7 a.m. on col­lec­tion day.

“Cal­gar­i­ans have re­ally em­braced the green cart pro­gram so we wanted to give them time to get used to com­post­ing at home,” ex­plained Laura Hamil­ton, waste di­ver­sion spe­cial­ist with The City of Cal­gary. “Now that it’s been a year, Cal­gar­i­ans have been ask­ing us to col­lect their green carts less of­ten in the win­ter and the data shows de­creas­ing vol­umes with less yard waste go­ing into the carts dur­ing the win­ter months.

“So it made sense to make the change to a win­ter green cart sched­ule, al­though it is still im­por­tant to com­post your food waste as well as food soiled pa­per and tis­sues.”

There are no changes to blue or black cart col­lec­tion. Weekly green cart col­lec­tion will re­sume in the spring.

Cal­gar­i­ans can sign up for free re­minders in­clud­ing phone, email and text alerts or down­load the free Garbage Day app to re­ceive no­ti­fi­ca­tions on their smart­phones.

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