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Find out your collection schedule here: www.camrose.ca/829/Automated-Waste
The following is a breakdown from the bylaw:- Solid Waste Collection Fee & Organic / Yard Waste Collection Fee (per dwelling unit): $11.76/month (an increase of $1.21)- Collection Cart Fees (per dwelling unit): $2.80/month - this is strictly for the purchase of the carts. The carts will be paid off in 5 years at the point the fee schedule would go back to council to decide what to do. - Solid Waste Disposal Fee: $3.45 (did not change)
All compostable materials should be ready for collection by 7:45 am on the morning of your collection day. Compostable materials collection will occur on the same day as your regular waste collection by separate vehicle. May through October is weekly collection. November through April is bi-weekly collection. Click here to find your schedule.
All regular waste should be ready for collection by 7:45 am on the morning of your collection day. Regular waste collection will occur on the same day as your compostable materials pick up by separate vehicle. Click here to find out your schedule.
To have your compostable materials collected as part of the program (and not as part of your regular waste bag limit), your compostable materials need to be set out at least 1 metre (or 1 yard) from your regular waste. You can use “bag to earth” compostable yard waste bags (available at most hardware and retail locations) or a separate dedicated metal or plastic bin. Make sure your bags are labelled “compostable” by the manufacturer or your bin is clearly labelled as “Yard Waste” or “Compostable Materials”. Please remember that your bags or containers must be less than 20kg (44lbs).
No plastic bags can be accepted. Please use a compostable yard waste bag or a plastic or metal bin. Regular plastic bags may be confused for regular waste and may be counted as part of your bag limit.
Compostable bags are available at most retail outlets and cost approximately $0.50 per bag. Please double check that they are labelled “compostable” and not biodegradable by their manufacturer.
The monthly charge for the program is the total annual cost of collection divided by 12 months. Instead of charging more in the summer and less in the winter, it is easier on residents to spread the charge over the entire year.
After an in-depth study, the City of Camrose concluded that supporting Recycle with Centra-Cam Collection Depot is the most economical way to provide recycling services. The recycling service is funded through a monthly surcharge on municipal utility bills, along with revenue collected from the sale of the recycled products. Together these ensure a consistent level of funding for the program. So take advantage of this service, and recycle.