It's time for indoor and outdoor spring cleaning, and the City of Edmonton is encouraging residents to be waste wise by following some handy tips.
Cleaning inside the house?
- Recycle empty plastic jugs and spray bottles.
- Cardboard paper towel cores are recyclable, but the used paper towel goes in the garbage.
- Drop off electronics, paint, batteries, lightbulbs, and corrosive or hazardous cleaning products, such as oven cleaners at an Eco Station for FREE
- Large items such as sofas, mattresses, tables can be taken to an Eco Station. A small fee applies.
- Consider reuse!
Donate items you no longer need to a charity, or pass them on to a family or friend. Check the Reuse Directory to see what can be donated where.
Cleaning your yard?
- Leaves and lawn thatch can be set out in a black garbage bag. Keep your bag light; help your collector by keeping your bags under 15 kilograms.
- Tie your branches and brunsh into small bundles no more than 1.2 metres in length, and weighing no more than you can easily lift.
- Put your broken garden hose in the garbage, not the recycling. It can jam machinery at the recycling sorting plant.
- If you waste is collected in the alley, be sure to trim overhanging tree branches to allow easy access for garbage trucks.
Eco Stations are open Saturday and Monday, 9 am to 6:30 pm, closed Friday and Sunday, over the Easter long weekend. For Eco Station locations and regular hours of operation, visit edmonton.ca/ecostations.
Make sure you set out your waste by 7 am on your collection day. Due to heavier waste volumes in the spring, your waste may be collected earlier than in the winter time.