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Cart wizard sticker program

Throughout the summer, staff complete visual assessments of green (organics) and blue (recycling) carts for contamination and materials that don't belong. Residents either:

  • Receive a 'cart wizard' sticker for correctly sorting and placing their cart(s) OR
  • Receive an educational orange 'oops tag' if additional assistance is needed to understand how to use carts  

Reasons to properly sort your carts:

  • In 2021 and 2022, recycling contamination cost Airdrie $38,645.51 
  • Sorting properly saves money, reduces truck emissions and reduces the likelihood of injury to workers

2023 results

Way to go Airdrie!

Based on carts set out for collection:

green cart stickers received
2022 2023 
3500 2438
76% 95%
2022 2023 
2348 2473
47% 73%

Sorting materials into the correct cart helps the environment, staff handling materials and our community.

Cart visits

Interested if one of your carts has been checked for contamination over the years?

  1. Click link below to take you to the map of all houses checked for contamination in 2018, 2019, 2022 and 2023. 
  2. Type your address (zoom in) in the top left-hand corner
  3. Click on the coloured dot. There may be multiple years your house has been checked.