Green carts now have the green light for distribution across the city. Blue carts are for recycling, black for garbage and green carts are for composting which includes kitchen scraps and yard waste.
The composting program was piloted in a few Calgary communities starting five years ago including Southwood, Brentwood, Cougar Ridge and Abbeydale. Now that the pilot is over, it was found that the City of Calgary was able to reduce household garbage collection by half. Therefore, the city has deemed the program feasible.
When Will You Get Your Green Cart?
Starting with that south west area of the city, green carts will be delivered beginning June 5. The north west will get them in July, the north east will receive theirs in August and in…