Curbside Waste Collection

Automated Curbside Pickup

There have been some changes to the rollout of the program. See the message below for details and go to for information on the current collection system.



The Town of Edson is excited to announce the start of our new Waste Collection program.  GFL Environmental has been contracted to carry out the program, which is curbside, automated, household waste and organics collection.

The program begins September 3rd with the first organic pickup.  Routes and schedules will be released soon!

In the meantime, if you have yet to receive your bins, please let the Town of Edson know through our mobile app, Facebook page, or calling our Public Works Office at 780-723-6461.

As discussed in the August 14th, 2018 Committee of the Whole meeting, it is anticipated there will be a rate increase due to the switch in contractors. This increase will not be implemented until 2019 with more details coming soon.

More information on the program, including a list of acceptable organics, bin placement guidelines, and frequently asked questions can be found on our website at


Since this release there have been numerous questions regarding the program, fee increase, and Council involvment. Please see the following document to view some responses to those questions.

Automated Curbside Waste Collection - Additional Questions and Answers



Approximately 1/3 of Edson’s household waste has been found to be compostable. By diverting this from the landfill, Edson could reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 21 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per month.

Along with these important environmental aspects, contracting out the service has allowed us to free up staff for other areas and save money by eliminating the costs associated with repair and replacement of our garbage collection equipment.

Curbside pickup is also seen as an attractive and convenient service to residents.



Carts must be curbside before 7am on your collection day, wheels agains the curb, and arrow pointing towards the street. Please ensure all lids are completely closed and that the bin has at least one metre space in all directions. Bins are to be removed from the street by 11pm on pickup day.

All pickup will be done on the front curb of homes, with the exception of homes along Highway 16, which will remain alley pickup for safety reasons. If there is no defined curb on your property, the bins are to be placed at the end of your driveway (on the street), or flush with the roadway.

Curbside Info Package



Currently there are 2 streams of waste being collected.


Download the full list of what is and is not accepted here - Curbside Waste Collection List



Receiving Bins

Bins will be delivered in August to all residential properties under the program.

Mobile home parks and apartment buildings are not a part of the new program as they are currently considered commercial and have private garbage collection services. 

Bins Sticking and Freezing

Generally, the bins will not experience issues with sticking or freezing. The trucks are equipped with hopper cameras to ensure bins are being emptied properly. If you are having issues with bins that are not emptied, there will be a local number set up to call.

*Helpful tip - If residents spray the inside of the bin with used cooking oil, it greatly reduces the risk of materials being frozen or stuck in the bin.

New Residential Dwellings

As new development occurs in the Town of Edson, GFL will deliver new bins.