Lethbridge Curbside Recycling Begins City-Wide May 14th

Blue carts are scheduled to be delivered to all Lethbridge homes between April 15th and May 10th.

It's been a long time coming and now curbside recycling for the entire City of Lethbridge is literally two months away.

City Council hearing monday (Mar. 11) that full roll out of the program will take place May 14th, with the blue carts being delivered to homes around the city between April 15th and May 10th.

Waste & Recycling Manager, Joel Sanchez says this has been his department's most detailed program in nearly 15 years. “When collection begins, we will have the community split in two so that each week we are collecting half black cart and half blue carts. Based on feedback from other communities, we feel this is the most effective way to roll out the program and maintain a continuous flow of materials to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) each week.”

Along with the cart, residents will receive an information package including a user guide for the curbside recycling program.

Residents might not want to start filling their blue carts immediately as the curbside recycling pick-up will not begin until all of the carts are delivered. Depending on what part of the city residents live in, the first blue cart pick-up will happen between May 14th and the 24th.

The day of the week collections are done in each neighbourhood will not change with the introduction of curbside recycling. What will change is the switch to bi-weekly collection. After the first blue cart collection, residents will alternate putting out their black carts one week and blue carts the next.

The map outlining the first blue cart pickup in each neighbourhood will be delivered with the cart and is also available online at Curbside Collection Map

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