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Waste Collection

The Town of Didsbury has bi-weekly garbage and compost/recycling pick-up on alternate weeks. Depending upon where you live, your collection day will be either on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. To determine when your pick-up day is, please check the map at the links below. For a detailed listing of "What goes where?", scroll down! 

Every home is assigned a numbered black garbage cart, green compost cart, and blue recycling cart. These carts stay with the property. Additional bins are available for an additional monthly fee.

To find out your garbage day, please contact our Information Line at 403-335-2030, or see the schedule below. Waste containers are to be placed at the curb by 7:00 am on the morning of your collection day. Please place your bins at least two feet apart from each other. If your bin has been damaged or stolen please contact our Information Line at 403-335-2030 or file an Action Request!

2024 Waste Management Schedule (PDF)

Waste Pick-up Map

Rollout Cart Collection Policy


Mountain View Regional Waste Commission runs the Landfill and Transfer Site in Didsbury. The hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Please note that this is a user-pay site. 

For directions or more information, please click here or call 403-335-2005.

Being responsible with your waste, compost, and recycling is so important and may be confusing! 

Check out our detailed lists below on what can and cannot go in your Black, Blue, and Green bins! 

Contact the Mountain View Waste Commission for more information on where you can dispose of the items listed as unacceptable for your black bin!

  • Chip bags
  • Frozen fruit pouches
  • Granola wrappers
  • Baby food pouches
  • Chocolate bar and candy wrappers
  • Food seals e.g. yogurt container seal, pudding lid
  • Coffee bags
  • Butcher paper
  • Foam cups, plates and takeout containers
  • Foam meat trays
  • Foam blocks and packing peanuts
  • Foam packaging from electronics, TVs etc.
  • All types of wipes - cleaning, makeup etc.
  • Diapers
  • Lotion tubes
  • Toothpaste tubes
  • Dental floss
  • Cotton swabs/balls
  • Q-tips
  • Feminine hygiene products and applicators
  • Rubber garden hose
  • Old sponges and scrub pads
  • Air fresheners (e.g. Car fresheners, Glade Plugins etc.)
  • Vacuum cleaner dirt (must be bagged for dust control)
  • Dryer lint and dryer sheets
  • Furnace filters
  • Disposable cleaning pads (e.g. Swiffer cloths)
  • Plastic plates
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Drink lids
  • Straws and stir sticks
  • Bread tags
  • Bottle caps and milk lids
  • Safety seals (e.g. seal off of milk cap, pull tabs on bottles)
  • Twist ties and elastics
  • Broken appliances - small (e.g. toaster, kettle etc.)
  • Broken toys
  • Automotive air filters
  • Automotive rubber belts
  • Tape – all types
  • Cigarette butts
  • Dirty aluminum foil
  • Elastic bands
  • Picture frames
  • Laundry baskets
  • Kiddie pool

  • Propane tanks and canisters
  • Bear spray
  • Aerosol cans
  • Paint
  • Cleaning chemicals
  • Car batteries
  • Car parts
  • Tires
  • Motor oil
  • Oil filters
  • Oil containers
  • Microwaves
  • Mattresses
  • Furniture (beds, dressers, tables)
  • Shelving
  • Water coolers
  • Fence posts
  • Lumber
  • Rolls of carpet
  • Vinyl siding and renovation materials

Do you have additional compost items that won't fit in your bin? For additional compost/clean wood drop off or purchase of soil, contact Stoney Soil Products at 888-335-3188 or visit their website at

  • Plate scrapings
  • Fruits and vegetables including pits - Put stickers in garbage
  • Meat, poultry and bones
  • Fish, seafood, shellfish and shells
  • Bread, grains, pasta, rice and cereal
  • Pastries, cookies, cakes and muffins
  • Eggs and eggshells
  • Milk, cheese, sour cream and dairy products
  • Cooking oil, fats and grease - Soak up with paper towel and put in green cart
  • Condiments, sauces, gravy and jams
  • Nuts, seeds, chips, popcorn and candy
  • Used paper plates
  • Newspaper holding food scraps
  • Greasy paper bags e.g. fast food bags
  • Coffee grounds, filters and tea bags
  • Food soiled paper towels and napkins
  • Used tissues (e.g. Kleenex)
  • Leaves, cones, needles and berries
  • Plants, tree fruits and flowers
  • Branches, twigs and hedge prunings
  • Grass clippings, sod and weeds
  • Garden soil and untreated mulch
  • Hay, straw and coconut planter liners
  • Dog waste
  • Kitty litter (all kinds)
  • Animal bedding (from pet cages)
  • Pet fur, hair or feathers
  • Pet food and treats (including rawhide bones and birdseed)
  • Cold barbeque, fireplace or fire pit ashes
    • Must be bagged in a certified compostable bag or paper bag and roll/tied closed for the safety of the collector.
  • Untreated lumber
    • Less than 15 cm in diameter and four feet in length so it can fit inside the green cart. No nails, screws, paint, etc.
  • Wood shavings
    • Must be bagged in a certified compostable bag or paper bag and roll/tied closed for the safety of the collector.
  • Wood popsicle sticks, chopsticks and toothpicks

  • Yard waste in plastic bags
  • Food waste in plastic bags
  • Fruit or vegetable stickers
  • Coffee cups
  • Foam meat trays
  • Metal food cans
  • Plastic containers and tubs
  • Plastic bottles
  • Jars
  • Plastic bags
  • Cleaning wipes or makeup wipes
  • Cotton swabs/Q-tips
  • Diapers
  • Wipes - baby wipes, cosmetic wipes etc.
  • Tampons, applicators, sanitary napkins and menstrual pads
  • Cotton balls
  • Pressure-treated wood such as deck or fencing wood
  • Manufactured wood - plywood, particle board/oriented strand board (OSB), wood panelling, hardboard (HDF) and (MDF)
  • Furniture - wood, wicker, bamboo etc.
  • Clothes (shirts, pants, jackets, shoes etc.)
  • Fabric (scraps, cloths, rags etc.)
  • Linens (towels, curtains, sheets etc.)
  • Cushions and pillows
  • Plastic plates
  • Plastic spoons, forks and knives
  • Compostable plastic takeout containers (cups, plates, bowls, utensils)

Contact the Mountain View Waste Commission for more information on where you can dispose of the items listed as unacceptable for your blue bin!

Please remember to:

  • Break down all cardboard boxes (note that wax covered boxes are not accepted)
  • Clean all tin cans so there is no residue left in the can
  • Clean all plastics (grades 1-7) so there is no residue
  • Place all items in the bin separately (please avoid placing multiple items into boxes and then into bins)
  • Avoid using bags—all recycling should be free within the bin


  • Milk Jugs
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Tetra Pack
  • PE + PET with symbols #1- #7

Clean tin/aluminum cans and plates

  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum foil (clean)
  • Aluminum pie plates (clean)
  • Cans
  • Soup/vegetable cans
  • Tin cans 


  • Appliance and moving boxes (flattened and cut)
  • Boxboard (cereal, facial tissue, etc.)
  • Cardboard (clean)
  • Cardboard boxes (flattened)
  • Cardboard egg cartons (no Styrofoam)
  • Cereal boxes (no liners)
  • Detergent and laundry boxes (empty and clean)
  • Shoe boxes

  • Paper
  • Ad inserts
  • Books (Hard covers removed)
  • Catalogues
  • Printer paper
  • Envelopes (plain or with plastic window)
  • Fast food paper containers (clean)
  • Gift wrap (non-metallic)
  • Greeting cards
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Tissue paper (clean)

Non-glass drink containers

  • Juice bottles
  • Pop bottles
  • Tetra-pak drink containers
  • Cans
  • Juice boxes
  • Milk cartons
  • Milk jugs
  • Water bottles

Please note: These items are all refundable bottles and drink containers that can also be taken to the bottle depot.

  • Small appliances (e.g. toaster, kettle)
  • Furniture
  • Utensils, baking trays, pots and pans
  • Garden hoses and electrical cords
  • Cleaning and hygiene products (brushes, sponges, razors, etc.)
  • Drinking glasses, ceramics and dishes
  • Light bulbs
  • Picture frames, mirrors and decor
  • Shirts, pants, sweaters, etc.
  • Outerwear (e.g. coats and jackets)
  • Shoes and footwear (sandals, runners, dress shoes, heels)
  • Purses, backpacks, suitcases and luggage, wallets, and belts
  • Household linens (e.g. bedding, towels, curtains, pillows, tea towels, duvets and blankets)
  • Accessories like hats, mittens and scarves
  • Skates, cleats, balls, hockey sticks, etc.
  • Toys (including plastic toys) and stuffed animals
  • Packing foam and packing peanuts
  • Foam meat trays
  • Foam cups and takeout containers
  • Deodorant sticks and toothpaste tubes
  • Coffee pods
  • Non-stretchy plastic bags and pouches (e.g. frozen fruit bags, baby food pouches etc.)
  • Items made from more than one type of material (e.g. chip bags, candy, chocolate granola bar wrappers, butcher paper)
  • Plastic cutlery (forks, knives, spoons) and straws
  • Plastic food wrappers and cellophane e.g. yogurt tubes, popsicle wrappers, noodle wrappers
  • Plastic mesh bags e.g. onion and avocado bags
  • Laundry baskets, kiddie pools and large tubs (anything bigger than 5 gallon pail)
  • Pens and markers
  • CD cases and DVD cases
  • Coffee cup lids and fountain pop lids
  • Aluminum siding
  • Car parts
  • Electrical wire and cords
  • Pots and pans, oven racks
  • Shelving racks
  • Wire coat hangers
  • Aerosol cans
  • Car batteries and motor oil
  • Cleaning products and gardening chemicals
  • Propane tanks, bear spray or helium canisters
  • Paint cans
  • Thermometers
  • Household batteries – take to a participating retailer for recycling.
  • Needles and diabetic lancets – put in puncture-proof container (e.g. bleach bottle), seal tightly and put in black cart or dispose of through your local pharmacy.
  • Bricks, concrete, tile and drywall
  • Nails
  • Vinyl siding and plastic decking
  • Treated wood and lumber
  • Cell phones
  • CDs, DVDs and video tapes
  • Computers and computer accessories
  • Televisions
  • Video game consoles
  • Radios and stereos
  • Glass
  • Styrofoam 
  • Plastic bags 
  • Plastic Film