Spring Clean Up Events

Town of Olds Springs into Action with First Annual Clean-Up Event 

The Town of Olds is happy to announce the first annual Spring Clean-Up Event, a series of initiatives designed to spruce up our town and foster community spirit. This year, we are introducing three major activities: Kick it to the Curb, Pick Up Garbage Day (PUG), and a Pop-Up Transfer Station, all designed to make Olds a cleaner, more vibrant place to live. 

To register and receive your ticket for the Pop-Up Transfer Station, please fill out this Pop-Up Transfer Station Registration Form. This form is available May 1 to May 25, 2024.

We are proud to put on and support these initiatives, contributing to a more engaged and cleaner community. We encourage all residents to participate in these events, demonstrating our collective commitment to the environment and each other. 

Check out our News Release: Town of Olds Springs Into Action With First Annual Spring Clean Up Events.

Kick it to the Curb - May 10 to 12, 2024

Kick It To The Curb is officially over!

Please remember to bring all of your leftover items back inside to sell or donate now that the event is over.
For a list of the various local second-hand shops we have in town, feel free to visit the link in our bio.
We hope you enjoyed the first of our Spring Clean Up Events!


 

What is Kick it to the Curb? 

Kick it to the Curb is a town-wide event to help residents of Olds reduce and reuse.  

Place your unwanted (but usable!) items at the front of your property marked with a ‘FREE’ sign. Then explore curbsides around the community to find new-to-you treasures that are marked with a ‘FREE’ sign. 

 

When is Kick it to the Curb? 

Kick it to the Curb will be held May 10 to 12, 2024.

 

How Kick it to the Curb works: 

Giving items away 

  • ‌Place unwanted, clean/sanitized items at the front of your property.  

  • Mark items with the word "FREE" using masking tape, stickers, or FREE tags

  • Ensure anything you want to keep is well away from your give-away items! 

  • 'Advertise' your items on social media using #OldsKickit2024 and by posting onto our Kick It To The Curb Event on Facebook.

  • At the end of the weekend bring any uncollected items back into your home to sell or donate.  

 

Items to Give Away 

  • Suggestions include:  Books, CDs/Records/DVDs, boardgames, old furniture, small appliances (must work!), kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots & pans, surprise craft supplies, toys and unwanted gifts.  

 

Safety 

  • Health Canada advises you to be aware of the potential risks of acquiring second-hand items used for safety such as car seats, helmets, and some toys. Learn more about what items to avoid

 

Taking items 

  • Take only the items at the curb marked "FREE". 

  • Respect property; don't walk or drive on lawns or gardens. 

  • Don't discard items on another property. 

  • Sanitize items before bringing them into your home. 

 

Ending the event

  • Please remember to remove any uncollected items from your property after May 12.

  • Items that were not collected can be sold or donated to one of our many local second-hand shops: 

    • Nu2U 

    • Frayed Knot Western Consignment 

    • Secondhand Clothing 

    • Grammie’s Nooks & Crannies 

    • Funky Little Thrift Store 

    • Second Home Furniture/Boomers Movers 

    • reFind Clothing & Décor 

 

The contents of this web page and other information provided by the Town of Olds about Kick it to the Curb giveaway weekend is intended as helpful advice; they are not legally binding. Participants are responsible for the goods they are giving away and the goods they are acquiring. The Town of Olds does not accept any liability for any actions taken by participants in the giveaway weekends or for the type or quality of goods being given away or acquired as part of the giveaway weekends. 

P.U.G Day - May 16, 2024

Olds Lions Club 8th Annual P.U.G. Day
Thursday, May 16, 2023

Sponsored by the Town of Olds

The Olds Lions Club coordinates a community Pick Up Garbage Day (P.U.G. Day) with residents, businesses and local school groups.

Join in the quest to make Olds sparkle! Take a garbage bag with you on a walk around your neighbourhood or block to pick up any loose garbage you find. Please drop off garbage at one of the 18 locations indicated on the map.

Pop-Up Transfer Station (formerly Spring Clean Up Week) - May 23 to 25, 2024

From May 23 to 25, the Olds Operations Centre will host a Pop-Up Transfer Station from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  This initiative provides residents of Olds an opportunity to dispose of regular household waste and hazardous household materials (like old paint, tires, batteries, aerosol cans, lightbulbs and more) at no cost. Please review the full list of accepted hazardous household materials.    

This service is only available to Olds residents and hazardous household waste will only be accepted on Saturday

Please fill out the Registration Form, available starting May 1 until May 25.

 

Event Details 

Date: Thursday – Saturday, May 23 - 25 

Household Waste: May 23 , May 24 , May 25  

Hazardous Household Waste: Saturday, May 25 Only 

Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM 

Location: Town of Olds Operations Centre 3501 70 Avenue 

One Load, Zero Cost!

  • Eligibility: Open exclusively to residents of Olds.
  • One Load: Dispose of one vehicle-load per household at no cost. Equivalent to one level truck bed.
  • Household Materials: Accepted Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • Hazardous materials: Saturday only! Includes paint, batteries, tires, and lightbulbs.  Please see our guidelines for a full list of what you can and can’t bring.

 

Registration Required

Secure Your Spot!  Advance registration is required. This helps us manage the flow and ensure a smooth experience for residents of Olds. Fill out your Registration Form from May 1 to May 25.

Your name will be added to our registration list and we will ask to see your Driver's License to confirm your name and town residency.

 

Why Participate?

Convenient Location: Rather than paying to take your waste to the Didsbury Transfer Station (Landfill), the Transfer Station Pop-up allows you to drop your household waste locally at no additional cost.  

Hazardous Household Waste: Disposing of hazardous waste can be costly! This year, we will be accepting hazardous household materials at no additional cost.

Locals Only: This initiative is available to residents of Olds to work together to create a healthier and more vibrant community.

 

On-Site Assistance:

Town Operations staff will be on-site to assist with unloading and sorting. Please follow their guidance for a quick and easy drop-off.

 

Please spread the word and encourage your neighbors to take part in this community clean-up initiative.

 
 

Terms and Conditions:

  • This program is for residents of Olds and not intended for use by businesses, contractors, or non-residents of Olds.  

  • Maximum one (1) vehicle load per household, (or the equivalent of one level truck bed).  

  • Please separate hazardous household materials from regular household waste.  

  • Please ensure the items you are bringing are acceptable and no more than the equivalent of one level truck bed.  

  • Loads deemed unacceptable may be refused. 

  • Please bring your Driver's Licence to confirm your name and town residency.

 

For questions or concerns please contact 403-994-3500 or email waste@olds.ca