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).

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

2022 Roll out schedule

May is Spring Clean Up Month

What is acceptable in your bin(s)?

Waste Connections of Canada

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

Questions? Did they Miss Your Bin? 

Call Waste Connections at 403-343-1691.

Community Grass Bins

Situated throughout Olds there approximately 100  three-yard bins labelled "Compost Only" for garden waste, grass clippings and leaves.   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

North of Hwy 27

South of Hwy 27

Recycling Centres in Olds

There are two recycling centres owned and operated by the Town of Olds. 

Co-op Recycling Centre

5328 46 Street

Acceptable Items:
  • Cardboard & Boxboard

  • Mixed Paper & Newspaper
  • Clear Glass
  • Food Cans

49 Avenue Recycling Centre

4920 - 49 Ave (across from Crosstown Glass)

Acceptable Items:
  • Cardboard & Boxboard

  • Mixed Paper & Newspaper

  • Clear Glass
  • Food Cans

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: