BeWasteWise: Green Organics Cart

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City staff member places a "Thank You" sticker on a Green Organics Cart that has been correctly sorted


The City of St. Albert offers curbside collection of organics, such as food and yard waste, to nearly 20,000 single and multi-family homes. Residents can place their organic material in the Green Organics Cart where it is taken to an outdoor composting pad to be turned into compost! Twice a year, the City is pleased to offer the finished compost material to residents for free.

City staff are seeing items that do not belong in the Green Organics Cart. In September 2020, a visual inspection was completed at the outdoor composting pad and examples of items that were seen in the Green Organics Cart can be viewed below. Unacceptable materials (contamination) such as garbage or hazardous waste may increase program costs and lower the quality of the finished compost. The City is exploring opportunities to reduce contamination in the Green Organics Cart, such as education, outreach and enforcement.

Left to right: Black garbage bag, antifreeze, plastic food packaging

Thank you for your feedback! City staff are reviewing all of the great submissions we received.



The City of St. Albert offers curbside collection of organics, such as food and yard waste, to nearly 20,000 single and multi-family homes. Residents can place their organic material in the Green Organics Cart where it is taken to an outdoor composting pad to be turned into compost! Twice a year, the City is pleased to offer the finished compost material to residents for free.

City staff are seeing items that do not belong in the Green Organics Cart. In September 2020, a visual inspection was completed at the outdoor composting pad and examples of items that were seen in the Green Organics Cart can be viewed below. Unacceptable materials (contamination) such as garbage or hazardous waste may increase program costs and lower the quality of the finished compost. The City is exploring opportunities to reduce contamination in the Green Organics Cart, such as education, outreach and enforcement.

Left to right: Black garbage bag, antifreeze, plastic food packaging

Thank you for your feedback! City staff are reviewing all of the great submissions we received.


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  • What encourages you to use the Green Organics Cart?

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    Using the Green Organics Cart is a great way to reduce the amount of waste being sent to the landfill. The material placed in your Green Organics Cart is taken to an outdoor composting pad and with the right combination of heat, moisture, air, and time, it will turn into compost! Twice a year, the City is pleased to offer residents the finished compost material for free.