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Automated Curbside Pickup
The Town of Edson has moved to a curbside waste collection system. GFL Environmental has been contracted to carry out the program, which is curbside, automated, household waste and organics collection.
The program is now underway. See the map and schedule below for details on your home's pickup schedule or download the Town's mobile app and have reminders sent right to your phone.
WHY ARE WE MOVING IN THIS DIRECTION
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.
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Please use the grey bins for regular household waste and the green bins for organics.
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.
Bins have been delivered. If you have not received your new bins please contact Edson Public Works at 780-723-6461.
The grey bins are for household waste and the green bins are for organics.
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 (depending on the materials). The trucks are equipped with hopper cameras to ensure bins are being emptied properly.
*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. Bins can also be lined with newspaper. Using compostable bags will also reduce the risk of frozen/sticky bins.
New Residential Dwellings
As new development occurs in the Town of Edson, GFL will deliver new bins.
Please keeps bins off the street, boulevard, or sidewalk on non-pickup days.
Store it neatly on your property, preferably in your backyard or beside a building, accessory building, or a fence.
The Edson and District Recycling Society has everything you need for convenient organics collection. Stop by and purchase a kitchen catcher and compostable certified bags. Each kitchen catcher or box of 90 bags is just $10! They also have stickers and brochures with helpful info.
Certified compostable bags can also be purchased at most local grocery or hardware stores.