Report a missed collection here. Please be sure that your cart is out and accessible for 24 hours after submitting a request.

The City of Camrose contracts Integrity Waste Solutions for residential garbage and organics collection. Collection starts at 7:45am on your collection day and may not be completed until 7:00pm. If you have any concerns, please contact our Engineering Department at engineer@camrose.ca or at 780.672.4428.
Compost Bunker

Camrose residents are invited to take limited amounts of compost from the bunker located at 4512 - 53 Street (Rec Centre Parking Lot). There is no cost for the compost, but please limit the amount of compost you take as this ensures as many residents as possible can use the material. Quantities are limited and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please do not dump any unwanted yard waste in the compost bunkers or mulch pile.

Extra Garbage and Organics Waste

If you have extra garbage, you can either take it to the landfill (find out more about the Landfill Tipping Fees here) or purchase a solid waste collection tag for $5.00 per tag at City Hall.

How to use a Solid Waste Collection Tag (Bag Tag):

  • Place your extra waste in a non-returnable plastic bag or a double-ply cardboard box container of sufficient strength and size to hold the waste contained.
  • Apply the waste tag to the outside of the closed container (bag or box).
  • Place the container 1 metre from the collection carts so it will not get in the way of the collection arm on the waste truck.
  • Ensure there are no sharp, pointed, or jagged objects that may puncture, tear, or split the container.
  • Containers are not to exceed 1 metre in length or 20kg in weight.
  • Boxes are not allowed to become wet as to collapse or open when moved.

If you have extra organic waste, you can take it to the organics area of the landfill for a fee. Find out more about the Landfill Tipping Fees here. Extra organics carts are available to rent for $6.30 per month with an additional $50.00 handling fee. Call the Engineering Department at 780.672.4428 for more details. Please do not dump any unwanted yard waste in the compost bunkers or mulch pile.

Household Hazardous Waste / Recycling Roundup

The next Household Hazardous Waste Roundup, now known as the "Recycling Roundup," is scheduled for June 7th from 3:00pm to 7:00pm and June 8th from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the old Public Works building.

Every year, the City of Camrose hosts Household Hazardous Waste Roundups in June and October. This year, additional items have been added to the collection list, prompting the event to be renamed the "Recycling Roundup". For special circumstances, please call Amy Johnson, Senior Municipal Engineering Technologist, at 780.672.4428.

Household Hazardous Waste

Unused household products that contain corrosive, toxic, flammable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be household hazardous waste. These materials should not be put in the trash or poured down the drain. Instead, reduce the use of chemicals or use safer alternatives and make use of the Recycling Roundup for safe disposal. View a list of household hazardous wastes that are accepted.

Electronics

If it has a cord or batteries, it can be recycled! In general, almost all electrical devices are eligible to be recycled, such as games, toys and music devices, small appliances, power and air tools, and lawn and garden equipment (excluding gas-powered items). View a list of electronics that are accepted.

Landfill

View the landfill webpage.

Preparing Your Carts

Set out carts before 7:45am to guarantee collection according to your collection calendar. The maximum cart weight for each cart cannot exceed 50kg.

Preparing your waste cart

  • Ensure cart lids are completely closed
  • Please do not overfill the cart
  • Keep household hazardous waste out of the cart
  • Keep carts a metre away from any obstruction

Front street collection

Place your carts with wheels touching the curb of the street (at the mouth of your driveway touching the edge of the gutter,) with the cart facing forward, away from your home. Use the arrows on the cart to guide you.

Back lane collection

Place your carts with wheels touching the edge of the lane or in front of your driveway with the cart facing forward, away from your home. Use the arrows on the cart to guide you.

Recycling

monthly recycling fee is on each utility bill in Camrose. These funds are to operate the Recycle with Centra Cam collection depot and other recycling programs such as glass, plastic and e-waste recycling.

Recycle with Centra Cam

A wide variety of products are accepted in the 24/7 drop-off bins. Visit the Recycle with Centra Cam website for more information. 

Location
4402 - 51 Avenue
Camrose, AB

Facility Hours
Open 24 hours/day

  • Closed:
    • December 24 at noon until December 27 at 8:00am
    • December 31 at noon until January 2 at 8:00am

Staffed Hours
Monday to Saturday, 8:00am - 4:00pm (closed holidays)

Reducing Your Waste

When reducing your waste in the home, it's best to use alternatives to different disposables like:

  • Paper towel
  • Garbage liners
  • Wax paper
  • Disposable plates
  • Cups

You can reduce paper waste by cancelling any unwanted mail you get. When something is broken, try to repair it before buying a replacement. Using cloth diapers is another great way to reduce waste.

Water and bottles

You can drink tap water to reduce bottle waste and refill your shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand soap containers.

Separate your items

Some recyclables can take up a lot of space in your garbage can or bag:

  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Tin Cans
  • Glass
  • Milk Jugs
  • Milk Cartons

If you separate the above items, you can take them to the Centra Cam Recycling Depot located at 4402 - 51 Avenue for recycling. View the Recycle with Centra Cam website for a list of what they recycle.

Bring in your refundable containers

Take your refundable containers to the local bottle depot. This will not only reduce your household waste and help the environment, but you will make some extra money. Below is a list of containers that are refundable: 

  • Plastic drinking bottles from pop, water, and juice
  • Plastic Jugs, poly cups, and bottles
  • Aluminum cans from pop, juice, and energy drinks
  • Polycoated containers from juice
  • Bag in a box and juice pouches
  • Glass bottles
  • Other metal cans from tomato juice

Selective Shopping

  • Shop with reusable shopping bags made from canvas or use string bags
  • Take your own mug or thermos to the coffee shop (some shops offer a discount price when you provide your own container)
  • Avoid disposable razors, pens, pencils, and lighters
  • Choose rechargeable batteries and long-life light bulbs.
  • Buy in bulk
Residential Organics and Waste Collection

If you have any concerns, please contact our Engineering Department at engineer@camrose.ca or at 780.672.4428.

View the "Waste Guide: How to Use Your Carts and Where to Dispose Waste Appropriately" brochure.

Collection day

To guarantee collection by Integrity Waste Solutions:

  • Have your carts ready for pickup by 7:45 am
  • Keep the lid closed
  • Carts should be level on the ground
  • Keep carts a metre away from any obstruction

Organics Cart (Green)

Collection occurs November to April on a bi-weekly schedule and May to October on a weekly schedule. View the Organics Cart Collection Schedule.

Acceptable items for your organics cart:

  • Leaves, weeds, and grass clippings
  • Fruits, vegetables and their peelings
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Tea bags
  • Food soiled paper towel, napkins, pizza boxes
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Newspaper
  • Cold ashes (from untreated wood)
  • Cardboard
  • Paper products without a spine or staples
  • Shredded paper MUST be contained in a cardboard box or paper bag

Compostable plastic bags are allowed, however, absolutely NO other plastic products please (including "biodegradable" and "recyclable" bags).

Waste Cart (Black)

Almost everything that doesn't go in your green cart or can be recycled can go in your black cart! For example, styrofoam, diapers, aluminum foil, and wax paper. However, the following items are NOT accepted:

  • Household hazardous waste
  • E-waste
  • Animal carcasses
  • Demolition material
  • Any other harmful or hazardous items
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