Each residence in Spruce Grove has a 240 litre green organics cart for food and yard waste. It is collected and taken to a local composting facility and turned into compost. Organic materials can also be taken to the Eco Centre at no charge.

Organics pick up

Pick up takes place on your regular collection day. For details, view the collection day schedule  .

Weekly pick up (mid-April to mid-November)

The last weekly collection for 2018 is the week of November 12, 2018.

Monthly pick up (December to March)

Through the winter season, organics are collected on a monthly basis during the second full week of the month. In 2018, monthly collection will take place during the weeks of Dec. 10, 2018. In 2019, monthly collection will take place during the weeks of Jan. 14, Feb. 11 and March 11.

What to put in organics cart

You may put food and yard waste into your green organics cart, as well as soiled paper products like used paper towels and pizza boxes. To find out what else you can put into your organics cart, check out Trim Your Trash.

Incorrectly disposing of non-compostable items in your green organics cart contaminates the contents of your cart, and potentially an entire truckload of organic material. If a load is badly contaminated it will end up in the landfill instead of becoming compost.

Extra organic waste

If you have more organic waste than what fits into your cart with the lid completely closed, put your extra organics into compostable bags and place them beside your cart on collection day. You can also take extra compost (in compostable bags) to the Eco Centre.

Residents are also encouraged to practice grass cycling – leaving grass clippings on the lawn instead of bagging. This significantly reduces yard waste and retains moisture, reducing the need for watering.

The City also encourages resident to reduce their food waste. This means trying to avoid the over purchasing of food that is thrown out once it expires. Visit Love Food Hate Waste Canada   for some helpful tips on making the most out of the food we love! 

Helpful tips for getting the most out of your green organics cart


To report a broken/damaged organics cart or missed collection, call 780-962-7584.

To open a new utility account, call 780-962-7597 or apply online.