Black Cart

Pretty much everything that can't go in your Green (organics) or Blue (recycling) Carts can go in your Black Cart.

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What goes in the Black Cart?

Pretty much everything that doesn't go in your Green (organics) or Blue (recycling) Carts can go in your Black Cart. This includes:

  • Styrofoam
  • Diapers
  • Plastic films
  • Aluminum foil
  • Gift wrap and ribbons
  • Laminated paper
  • Wax paper
  • Small lids
  • Multi-material packaging (e.g. chip bags, frozen food trays, deodorant, toothpaste and pet food bags)

Unacceptable items: remember to take batteries, e-waste, household hazardous waste, fluorescent lights and tires to the Waste Management Facility for proper disposal.

How do I use my cart?
  1. Store your carts where it is most convenient for you, like in your yard or garage.
  2. Write your address on the white area on the side of your carts.
  3. Review what goes inside each cart.
  4. Set the appropriate carts out on your collection day.
  5. Place any excess yard waste beside the Green Cart, according to the pickup guidelines.
  6. Return the carts back to your property after collection.
  7. Periodically rinsing your carts can help keep them tidy.
What are the cart size options?

There is only one charge on your utility bill that covers Green, Blue and Black Cart collection services. The amount is determined by the size of Black Cart selected only. Your Green, Blue and Black Cart do not need to be the same size. 

Small:
120 litres - holds 2 blue boxes of recycling or 1 ½ regular garbage bags
Monthly utility rate if you select a 120 litre Black Cart: $18.90
Graphic showing how much garbage a small cart will hold 
Medium:
240 litres - holds 4 blue boxes of recycling or 3 regular garbage bags
Monthly utility rate if you select a 240 litre Black Cart: $22.92
Graphic showing how much garbage a medium sized cart will hold 
Extra Large:
360 litres - holds 6 blue boxes of recycling or 4 ½ garbage bags
Monthly utility rate if you select a 360 litre Black Cart: $28.95
Graphic showing how much garbage an extra large sized cart will hold 
Can I request a different size Black Cart?

Residents may request a different Blue or Black Cart size. Residents cannot request a different Green Cart size because Green Cart sizes are based on lot size. 

A $50 Cart Exchange Fee will be charged when residents request a cart size change. The fee does not apply to residents requesting an exchange when moving into a new house and opening a new utility account.  

Cart exchange requests can be made by phoning the Blue Line at 403 340 BLUE (2583) or by email at carts@reddeer.ca.

Landfill (Waste Management Facility)

Landfill hours, and tipping fees for garbage, recycling, yard waste and household hazardous waste.

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Use your Notify Red Deer account to sign up for cart collection schedule alerts.

Questions?

Carts Frequently Asked Questions

Email: carts@reddeer.ca
Phone: 403-340-BLUE (2583)