Garbage Collection

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 the collectors can safely collect your garbage.

Enforcement of Bag Placement

As the City grows, collection needs 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 City of Airdrie appreciates your cooperation.

One Bag Limit

One bag no larger than 90cm x 127cm and no heavier than 25kg can be placed at the curb for collection.

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

For further details and information regarding the City of Airdrie’s Waste Management, please Click Here.

The City of Airdrie does consider exceptions to the above regulations. To review qualifying exemptions and apply, Click here