Enforcement of bag placement

We know lots of residents had their garbage tagged and not collected. Garbage needs to be placed on the street, near the curb, one metre from anything else. A sample image is posted below.

As the City grows we need collection to be as efficient as possible. When waste is consistently put on the street, near the curb, it is more efficient for the driver to grab it and go without having to look for it on sidewalks and lawns. It is also safer for them to not have to walk on sidewalks and driveways that may not have been cleared of snow and ice.

The majority of people are already correctly placing their bags on the street. If we can get the rest of the houses, which is about 500 households per day, putting their garbage in the right spot we can make the process a lot more efficient.
We appreciate your cooperation.


Residential garbage collection

Please have your garbage out by 7 a.m. on your day of collection.

Bag/can placement

Garbage needs to be placed on the street, near the curb, one metre away from anything else. Garbage must not be placed on private property (front yards, driveways.) This ensures that our collectors can safely collect your garbage. 


One bag limit

One bag no larger than 90cm x 127cm and no heavier than 25kg can be placed at the curb for collection, as per the Waste Management Bylaw.

This one bag can still be placed in a garbage can at the curb. Sharp items (glass, nails, etc.) must be clearly labelled in a puncture proof container and placed beside your garbage.

Additional bags?

An excess waste tag must be attached. No more than three tagged bags can accompany your regular one per week (maximum of four units of waste total).

Tags can be purchased for $3 each at:

  • Airdrie Co-op
  • Co-op gas bar at Railway Gate
  • London Drugs
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Genesis Place
  • Airdrie City Hall
  • Airdrie Public Library

Contact us

Waste & Recycling

P. 403.948.0246

F. 403.948.8819