Residential Waste Collection

How Automated Waste Collection Works

The City of Camrose provides each eligible household (single family homes, duplex and four-plex units within the City) with: 
  • One 240 L (Black) waste collection cart
  • One 240 L (Green) compost collection cart

The City of Camrose coordinates weekly residential waste collection to low density residential properties single family, duplex, and fourplex within City corporate limits.This service is provided by a private contractor. The current contractor is Waste Connections of Canada. If you have a concern about your residential pickup, please contact Waste Connections of Canada directly at 780.679.0409. 

Each of the City of Camrose waste and organics carts have a unique serial number associated with a specific property address. Residents are encouraged to write their address in the designated area on the side of the cart (but not their names).
The compost and waste carts are picked up by automated collection trucks. These trucks require one metre clear on all sides and above each cart so the automated arm has room to maneuver. Carts will only be emptied if the one-metre-clear zone is followed. Watch how the truck works here.
On collection day, set out the carts according to the collection calendar for your neighbourhood. Please remember that collection starts at 7:45 am on collection day and may not be completed until 7:00 pm. Find out your collection schedule here. 

Yard Waste and Limited Kitchen Organic Collection

Yard waste and limited kitchen organics will be collected on the same day as your regular household garbage is collected utilizing a separate vehicle. Compost pick up runs November - April on a bi-weekly schedule and May - October on a weekly schedule. For Compost Pickup Schedule see: Residential Compost Pickup Schedule
The residential waste collection fees are included on the monthly utility bill from the City of Camrose at the approved rates.