Garbage, Compost & Recycling

Roll with us OLDS!  2020 Collection Schedule

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 Black Bin (garbage), Green Bin (compost), and Blue Bin (recycling).

View the 2019 schedule to determine your collection day and bin colour for any particular week. 

2019 Roll Out Schedule  2020 Roll Out Schedule

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 are 100 - 3 yd 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. 

Acceptable

  • 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

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

Landfill - Didsbury Transfer Station

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

The landfill site is owned  and operated by:
MOUNTAIN VIEW REGIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT.

Olds Bottle Depot

Contact

4314 50 Avenue

Phone: 403-556-3818

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

Acceptable Items: 

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