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Posted: October 21, 2021

City reminds of recycling cart requirements

As the City of Cranbrook’s curbside recycling program nears its six- month anniversary, residents are reminded of a few important things to help keep collection services moving smoothly.

Proper cart placement is crucial for the mechanized trucks to be able to collect your recycling every two weeks.

Roll your cart to the street with the wheels against the curb if there is one, or just off the road, on the shoulder or at the end of your driveway. Face your cart with the arrows on the cart lid pointing to the street, with the lid completely closed. Overflowing carts will not be collected as material will spill onto the street when it is being emptied.

As we head into the winter months, keeping your sidewalks and driveways clear of ice and snow will be important to ensure the safe collection of your recycling.

Please don’t place your cart on top of windrows or snow piles. Ensure to space your cart at least one metre (3.2 ft) away from any other obstacle (parked cars, poles, fire hydrants, etc.)

If you haven’t already, sign up for garbage and curbside recycling reminders to get notifications about your weekly pickups right to your email or smartphone and never miss another collection day.

Sign up HERE.

You can also find more details about the recycling program including pickup schedules, cart information and proper cart placement, acceptable materials, a ‘What Goes Where’ guide and a series of frequently asked questions.

City of Cranbrook


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