Environmental Programs

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

Kick it to the Curb - This city-wide event is held the third full weekend of the month from May through October to help Red Deerians reduce and reuse. Place your useful but unwanted items at the front of your property and to be picked up by someone who can use them. 

Rain Barrel Rebate Program - Purchase a rain barrel and apply for a rebate of 50 per cent of the cost of the rain barrel up to $50. 

Plant and Mulch Rebate Programs - Purchase native or drought-tolerant plants from the eligible plant list, or purchase permeable mulch and receive 50 per cent of the total cost up to $50 for each plant and mulch.

Compost and Mulch for sale - Compost and mulch are available for purchase at the Waste Management Facility starting in early May.

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

Energy & Water Conservation Toolkits – A home conservation assessment can help you learn how to make your home more energy efficient. Contact the Red Deer Public Library to borrow a free do-it-yourself kit today.

Green Carts - Place organic waste including food scraps, yard waste and pet waste in your Green Cart. Green Carts are picked up weekly from early-April to mid November, and every other week on the same week as Blue Carts from mid-November to early-April.

Blue Carts - Place recyclables such as paper, cardboard, numbered plastics (numbers 1 through 7), and metal cans in your Blue Cart for weekly collection. 

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

Medication Return - Throwing unused medication in the trash or flushing down the toilet can be harmful to the environment. Expired, unused and unwanted medications can be dropped off for free, year-round at participating pharmacies.

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Questions or comments? Call Environmental Initiatives at 403-406-8820 or email environmental.initiatives@reddeer.ca