Waste, Organics & Recycling


The Curbside Cart Collection & Recycling Program helps our community keep tonnes of material out of the landfill every year — and that helps Leduc meet its residential waste diversion targets, which means a cleaner, greener environment for us and for future generations.

The program is made up of these three streams:

What materials are accepted in the program?

  • Waste – Any household items that aren’t organic or can’t be recycled
  • Organics – All food and yard waste, shredded paper and many items made from natural materials. These materials are sometimes referred to as "compost" or "food scraps."
  • Recyclables – Rigid plastic containers, aluminum and tin cans, paper products, flattened cardboard and non-glass beverage containers 



What materials are not accepted?

Never put household hazardous waste or electronic waste in your collection your carts. These materials can be safely disposed of at one of these facilities provided by the City of Leduc:

Automated collection

Place your carts and blue bags out for collection by 7 a.m. on your collection day.  Curbside collection uses different trucks for each type of material and will come by at different times throughout the day. Collection will be complete by 7 p.m. Pull your carts in at the end of the day. The carts are collected by a truck with an automated arm that requires 1 metre clearance on all sides and above each cart. Carts can be emptied only if the 1 metre clear zone is observed.  This is the golden rule of cart placement.

For more information call the Eco Smart Hotline at 780-980-7107.

Organics inspection pilot program 

When your organics green cart is collected, the truck is equipped with a camera that will scan for contaminants as waste is dumped in. The camera uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to pick out contaminants (e.g., plastic bags, hard plastics, etc.). The City will use information collected by the AI technology to support public education about what is accepted in each waste stream (i.e., black cart, green cart, blue bag). The long-term goal is to increase waste diversion and keep organic material out of the landfill.  

This pilot program is an evolution of the organic cart inspection program to ensure green carts contain acceptable items and has been extended to end of 2024. Learn more through the program FAQs and how you can prepare your cart

Download the Recycle Coach app to learn what goes where. Call the Eco-smart Hotline at 780-980-7107 with any questions.