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Waste Management

Learn important information about waste disposal in the Town of Sedgewick, including recycling and compost information.

Residential Collection Regulations

  • Access to refuse containers must be free of snow and other debris.
  • Garbage must be placed in a proper container no more than 20 feet from the laneway.
  • Refuse must be placed in an animal-proof container with water-tight cover and at least one handle to facilitate handling.
  • Refuse must be placed out prior to 7:00 AM on your designated collection day.
  • Refuse should not be placed out prior to 5:00 PM the day before pickup.
  • Refuse storage must not be blocked with cars, trailers, etc.
  • Ashes of any kind will not be picked up due to danger of fire.
  • All animal waste and kitty litter must be double-bagged and sealed.
  • Shrubs and tree limbs must be tied in bundles, no longer than 3 feet.
  • Our residential collection truck will collecta limit of 4 bags of refuse per week. The maximum weight of each bag must not exceed 44 pounds (20 kg). Extra bag tags can be purchased at the Town Office for $1.00/bag.
  • Loose waste in garbage receptacles will not be picked up, and all loose refuse must be bagged. We ask that you please assist in keeping our Town litter free.
  • Collection is made between the hours of 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Thursdays for the Town of Sedgewick.

Recycling

Sedgewick supports recycling and conservation efforts. The immediate recycling initiatives available to you are:

Home Recycling (located behind the public works cold storage shop at 4813 – 48th Avenue):

  • Cardboard bins
  • Mixed paper bin
  • Commingled bins (tin and plastics #1-7)
  • Blue Bag first Thursday of the Month

Yard Compost Recycling (located at 5007 – 47th Avenue):

  • You can dispose of compostable yard waste in the yard compost bins.
  • Permitted yard waste is considered, including lawn trimmings, pine cones, and leaves.
  • Absolutely no human household waste, food scraps, animal waste, sticks or branches are permitted.
  • The compostable yard waste is used as cover at the main landfill, supporting the deteriation of materials.

Branch Removal:

  • Every Thursday throughout the spring and summer months, the Public Works department will pick up neatly bundled twigs, branches, and wood if they are placed in the front/rear of personal properties to dispose of the materials free of charge. Bundles should be tied with twine and be less than 3 feet in length and less than 50 lbs with branches being no more than 3 inches in diameter.
  • If you are undertaking an overhaul and removing a large tree or have extensive branches, contact the Town Office and request the use of a town truck. Pending availability, a truck (with dump box) will be delivered to your house which you can fill with branches only and it will be disposed of free of charge.

Christmas Tree Pick-Up:

  • The Public Works department picks up fresh Christmas trees every January if they are left by the curb. Trees must be completely free of all decorations to be picked up. Pick up dates will be posted on the website, social media ports, and in the monthly newsletter.

Water Conservation:

  • The Town supports water conservation efforts. You are charged $1.50/cubic meter of water used each month. To help conserve water, save money, and minimize your footprint, you can purchase a rain barrel at the Town Office at a cost of $55.50.
  • Statistics have shown that rain water is the best alternative for watering flowers, gardens and household plants. The water is natural, as there is no chlorination or treatment processes.
  • Remember that rain water is not safe for human consumption.

Regional Landfill:

The regional landfill is located approximately 6 km’s north and km’s east then 2 km’s north on RR 122 of Sedgewick at 45125 RR 122.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturdays: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
For fee at FRSWMA please check out their website link below.
www.frswma.com

Bottle Recycling Depots:

Killam Bottle Depot – 4926 – 50 Street, Killam 780-385-3047 Killam Bottle Depot

Hardisty Bottle Depot – 4904 – 51 Avenue, Hardisty 780-888-3839 Hardisty Bottle Depot

Other:

  • Rechargable household batteries and old cell phones can be taken to the Town Office (remember to remove your SIM cards).
  • Plastic grocery bags can be returned to the Sedgewick Co-op Food Store.
  • Good as New (Second Hand Store) – 4911 – 48 Avenue – open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. A donation box is located in the rear of the building. Electronics and furniture are not accepted.

For more information on recycling in Alberta, visit the Recycling Council of Alberta and/or the Electronic Recycling Association.