Residential garbage collection
With the exception of Christmas Day and New Years Day, garbage is collected on all statutory holidays.
Please have your garbage out by 7 a.m. on your day of collection.
Two units of waste are permitted for pick up each week. A unit of waste is:
- a garbage bag no larger than 26" x 36" OR
- a garbage container that holds 70 to 100 litres (a standard galvanized can is 77L) **all contents within the container must be bagged**
- shall not weigh more than 34 kg (75 lbs)
Sharp items (glass, nails, etc.) must be clearly labelled in a puncture proof container and placed beside your garbage.
Additional bags or cans?
An over-the-limit tag must be attached. No more than three tagged bags can accompany your regular two per week (maximum of five units of waste total).
Tags can be purchased for $3 each at:
- Airdrie City Hall
- Airdrie Public Library
- Airdrie Co-op
- Eastside Recycle Depot
- Genesis Place
- Any Airdrie Shoppers Drug Mart location
Waste & Recycling