Environmental Services Programs

Environmental Services organizes programs and events that support environmental protection and help create a cleaner, greener Red Deer. Click the links below to find out how you can get involved.

Mark your calendar for these 2018 dates:

Composting at Home Program  March 1- Learn to compost in your own backyard! Sign up to be notified when registration for this free program opens March 1. 

Rain Barrel Rebate Program  April 9 to August 31 - Purchase a rain barrel and apply for a rebate of 50 per cent of the cost of the rain barrel - up to $50! 

Commuter Challenge  June 3-9 - Encourages Canadians to leave their cars at home and rewards walking, cycling, carpooling/ride-sharing, taking transit and telecommuting. This week-long event and friendly competition takes place during Canadian Environment Week. 

Clean Air Day  June 6 - Celebrated during Environment Week along with Parkland Airshed Management Zone’s (PAMZ) Blue Skies Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations taking exemplary action to improve air quality in the PAMZ region. 

Kick it to the Curb  June 9-10 and October 13-14 - Don’t put your useful but unwanted items in the garbage - give them away during Kick it to the Curb.

Participate in these programs all year:

Toilet Rebate Program - Replace a high flow toilet with a qualifying low-flow toilet and apply for a rebate.

Home Energy Audit KitsHome energy audit kits can help you learn how to make your home more energy efficient. Contact the Red Deer Public Library to reserve a free kit today.

Green Cart Program - In April 2018 residents will receive Green Carts to recycle organics such as yard waste, food scraps and pet waste for year-round, regular pickup and composting.

Recycling (Blue Box) - Place your newspaper, cardboard, boxboard, plastics (number 1 to 7), metal cans and glass jars in your Blue Box and set it out on your garbage collection day. 

Compost and Mulch - Compost and mulch are for sale weekdays at the Waste Management Facility. Available from early May until it is sold out.

Waste Management Facility - We accept residential waste, recycling, household hazardous waste, electronic waste, scrap metal (including Freon appliances and propane tanks), light bulbs, residential paint products, tires, shingles, yard waste, unpainted gypsum drywall, and unpainted lumber. 

Yellow Fish Road - Learn how to protect your local watershed and make a difference in your community’s water quality with this fun environmental action project.

Keep these handy and share with others with this Environmental Services Brochure (pdf) .

Questions or comments? Call Environmental Services at 403-342-8750 or email environmentalservices@reddeer.ca


News & Notices

Red Deerians come together to clean up

June 15, 2018

This year’s city wide spring cleanup program, Green Deer, was a success with volunteers from businesses, community associations, schools, clubs, churches, families and individuals coming together to clean up garbage in our city.

Red Deer hosts 7 Cities conference to...

June 14, 2018

Over 350 delegates from across the country came together in Red Deer this week as The City hosted the 7 Cities conference on housing first and homelessness.

House fire in Johnstone Crossing caused

June 14, 2018

Twenty-one Red Deer Emergency Services (RDES) personnel responded to a fire on Jenner Crescent last night that caused severe damage to two homes.