The Town of Olds has approved a Blue Bin Pilot Project to run for one year from August 2012 to the end of July 2013. The goal of the program is to reduce the waste going into landfills. About 800 homes in Olds will be serviced in this pilot project.
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The Town of Olds has a Green Bin program for composting solid waste and grass clippings, a Black Bin program for household waste that can’t be composted or recycled, and a new Blue Bin program currently as a pilot project till July 2013. This is designed for waste that can be recycled such as newspaper and cardboard.

Grass Bins are located in various suburbs throughout Olds. They are designed to accept grass, leaves, and garden waste.

Garbage and Compost

Contact - Utilities Administrator

The Town of Olds contracts with Waste Connections of Canada for Residential Roll Out Bin Collection. Town Office administers Utilities accounts and delivers bins to new residences. Questions?? Call Waste Connections at 403-343-1691.

Garbage Day

Residential Waste Collection in Olds is on a five-day schedule, from Monday to Friday, with collection weeks alternating on a 3 week rotation between Black Bin (garbage), Green Bin (compost), and Blue Bin (recycling). Collection is contracted to Waste Connections of Canada - phone 403-343-1691. Locate your house on the Roll Out Bin Collection Schedule to determine your Collection Day and bin colour for any particular week.

Transfer Station (a.k.a. Dump, Nuisance Ground)

Mountain View Regional Waste Management
Didsbury Transfer Station at the Landfill Site
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm

Neighbourhood Grass Bins

Throughout Olds, large green bins labelled "Grass Clippings" are ready to accept your grass clippings only. This service is offered free to town residents.

  • Grass clippings, (leaves and plant waste ONLY)

Not Acceptable

  • Plastic, glass or metal
  • Kitchen waste or animal waste
  • Tree trunks, branches or tree roots
  • Sod or large quantities of dirt

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