Garbage, Compost & Recycling

Roll with us OLDS! 

Compost bin pickup resumes  April 10 and runs until October.

Rollout schedule posted below.

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).

Waste Collection

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

Spring Clean Up 2023 

Week 1 

Green Bin Pick Up May 1-5

Week 2 

Blue Bin Pick Up May 8-12

Week 3 

Black Bin Pick Up May 15-19 ~ during this week on your regularly scheduled pick up day Town staff will pick up extra household garbage that does not fit into yopur Black Bin. Extra garbage is to be bagged or neatly bundled and place near your Black Bin.

Thursday May 18

Olds Lions 7th Annual Community Pick-Up-Garbage Day (P.U.G. Day) ~ Watch for further updates from the Lions Club closer to the event date.


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.

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 are 40  three-yard bins 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
  • 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

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: