Garbage, Compost & Recycling

Roll with us OLDS! 

Olds Residents are recognized as leaders in Alberta for following a three-stream, three week rotational collection system.

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 Green Bin (compost), Blue Bin (recycling), and Black Bin (garbage). Green Bin collection is April to October only.

Waste Collection Schedule

To determine your collection day and bin colour for any particular week, view the following collection schedule:

2023 Roll Out SchedulE (Printable version)

2023 rollout schedule

Contracted Service

The Town of Olds contracts Waste Connections of Canada for Residential Roll Out Bin Collection. 

Questions? Was your bin missed on pickup day? 

Call Waste Connections at 403-343-1691.

What is acceptable in your bin(s)?

Additional Bins

Additional waste bins are available for residences. There is a one-time fee of $70 for a bin of any color.

Monthly fees based on bin color are as follows:

  • Black: $10 per month
  • Green: $3 per month
  • Blue: $3 per month

Call 403-507-4820 or email to order your bin.

Community Grass Dumpsters

Situated throughout Olds are 40 three-yard dumpsters labelled "Compost Only" for garden waste, grass clippings and leaves (see maps below).   Please DO NOT LEAVE bags of grass and leaves beside or around the bins.  Bins are emptied on Tuesdays and Fridays - if the bin closest to your residence is full, feel free to locate another one. 


  • Compostable Items (grass clippings, leaves and garden waste ONLY)

Not Acceptable

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

Grass Bin Locations (effective April 1, 2023)

Download a printable version of the grass bin location map

North of Hwy 27

 = Grass Bin

  • West end of Vista Drive
  • West side Green Space West Imperial Loop
  • Imperial Drive & 57 Ave
  • West side of Neil Leatherdale Park 54 Ave & 43 St
  • North side of Frank Wong Memorial Park Shannon Drive
  • South side Green Space, Turn north into alley from 43 St between 51 Ave and 52 Ave
  • Green space on North side of 45 St near 49 Ave

South of Hwy 27

 = Grass Bin

  • West end Winter Drive
  • South end of 62 Ave (South of Lake Ridge)
  • Green space on North side of 53 St near 63 Ave
  • Green space on South side of 55 St (Memorial Way) between Balsam Cres & 57 Ave
  • West end of Sportsplex overflow parking SW of Sportsplex
  • East side of 53 Ave at 55 St
  • West side of Richards Crescent Playground 48 Ave between 54 St & Richards Cres

Recycling Centres in Olds

Update on Recycling Centres in Olds (July, 2023)

Mountain View Regional Waste Commission has announced its decision to stop servicing recycling centres in the area. 

As of July 31, 2023, all Recycling Centres in Olds are closed.

Visit the Mountain View Regional Waste Commission website for more information on recycle centre closures.

Options for Town Residents

This closure does not affect the Residential Blue Bin Program, which provides robust recycling capabilities and does not get directed to the landfill. Please continue to use your blue bin on your regular rotation.

See the news release regarding the closure

If needed, additional waste bins are available for residences. There is a one-time fee of $70 for a bin of any colour.
Monthly fees based on bin colour are as follows:
Black: $10 per month
Green: $3 per month
Blue: $3 per month
Call 403-507-4820 or email to order your bin.

The Didsbury Landfill Transfer Station is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Saturday accepts waste products for a fee. Visit the link below for information on accepted items.

Olds Bottle Depot


4314 50 Avenue

Phone: 403-556-3818

Hours:  Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit the Olds Bottle Depot Website 

Acceptable Items: 

The Olds Bottle Depot accepts all refundable drink containers and is operated by Accredited Supports to the Community. 

Landfill - Didsbury Transfer Station

The closest landfill site to Olds is located at the Didsbury Transfer Station (see on map), open Monday to Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The landfill site is owned  and operated by: