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Blue and Black Cart Collection begins this week. Here’s everything you need to know!

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Blue and Black Cart collection kicks off week of May 6

The carts have all been rolled out, residents had some time to get acquainted and now Blue and Black Cart collection is set to start next week.  Together, with the Green Cart, it completes Red Deer’s cart program implementation.

Throughout the months of March and April, Blue and Black Carts were rolled out to homes who currently receive individual garbage, recycling and Green Cart collection. The Blue Cart replaces the blue box, and
the Black Cart is for all other household garbage.

“We are excited to see Blue and Black cart collection start next week,” said Janet Whitesell, Waste Management Superintendent. “We have worked hard to create a program that has been tested, tweaked
and modified to ensure we are launching a program that will work for the residents of Red Deer.”  Collection for the Blue and Black Cart will take place every other week, on alternating weeks. That means
garbage will be collected one week and recycling collected the next week. Green Cart collection remains weekly. Residents received a colour coded calendar to make keeping track easy, and they can sign up for
weekly notifications through Notify Red Deer (reddeer.ca/notifyreddeer).

The Blue Cart replaces blue boxes, and in general, everything that used to go in the blue box can go in the Blue Cart, with the exception of glass. Place paper, cardboard, metal cans and plastics numbered one
through seven in the Blue Cart. The Black Cart is for remaining garbage that can’t go in the Blue or Green Cart, which in general is things like Styrofoam, disposable diapers, and unnumbered plastics. Detailed
information was attached to the Black Cart delivered to each home, and more information is always available at reddeer.ca/carts.

“Since April of 2018 when the Green Cart program launched, we have reduced the amount of garbage sent to landfill from households by 27 per cent,” said Whitesell. “For three months last year, we collected more in the Green Cart than we collected garbage at the curb which means a significant amount of material was composted and those nutrients returned to agricultural soils, instead of being landfilled.”

“The three cart system streamlines collection, and the way households bring their waste out to the curb or the alley,” Whitesell continued. “We are confident that we have a program that will not only reduce the
amount of waste going to our landfill, but engage and inspire residents to take steps to reduce their household waste, and our overall greenhouse gas emissions.”

Residents can learn more about the new cart program at a presentation on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Red Deer College’s Alternative Energy Lab, along with representatives from the Recycling Council of Alberta who will talk about system-wide opportunities in how Alberta handles waste.

Neighbourhood Collection Schedule
Anders Park East Thursdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Anders South Thursdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Aspen Ridge Thursdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Bower North/South Wednesdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Clearview Meadows Thursdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Clearview Ridge Thursdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
College Park Tuesdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Davenport Fridays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Deer Park Estates Fridays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Deer Park Village Fridays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Devonshire Fridays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Downtown Wednesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
East Annexation area Tuesdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Eastview/Eastview Estates Thursdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Evergreen Wednesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Fairview Mondays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Garden Heights Thursdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Glendale/Glendale Park Estates Tuesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Grandview Wednesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Highland Green/Highland Green Estates Mondays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Inglewood West Wednesdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Ironstone Wednesdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Johnstone Crossing/Johnstone Park Mondays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Kentwood East/West Tuesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Kingsgate Tuesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Lancaster Green/Lancaster Meadows Fridays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Laredo Fridays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Lonsdale Fridays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Michener Hill East Thursdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Michener Hill West Wednesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Mountview Wednesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Morrisroe Thursdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Morrisroe Extenstion Thursdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Normandeau North/South Tuesdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
North Annexation area Mondays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Oriole Park/Oriole Park West Mondays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Parkvale Wednesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Pines Tuesdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Riverside Meadows Mondays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Rosedale Estates/Rosedale Meadows Fridays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
South Hill Wednesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Sunnybrook/Sunnybrook South/Southbrook Wednesdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Timberlands/Timberstone/Timber Ridge Tuesdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
Vanier East/Vanier Woods Fridays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Waskasoo Wednesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
West Lake Mondays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
West Park Mondays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
Woodlea Wednesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)

Setting your carts out for collection:

Carts are picked up by an automated collection truck, so it’s important to follow these collection instructions.

When:

Set out by 7 a.m. on your regular collection day, year-round.

How:

Make sure the lid is closed and place the carts on flat ground with at least one metre clearance all around and above each of them so the truck’s collection arm can pick it up and empty it. This includes ensuring both carts placed that day, and any extra yard waste has the same clearance so the automated trucks can access it. If the collection contractors are unable to properly access your carts, they won’t be able to collect the contents that week, so placement is an important step.

Where:

Front street collection: Place the carts on the street with the wheels against the curb and white directional arrows pointing toward the street. Make sure the carts are away from parked vehicles or other obstructions such as trees, and that it is not blocking traffic.

Back alley collection: Place the carts with the wheels toward your property and white directional arrows pointing toward the alley. Make sure the carts are not placed against a fence or garage, and that it is not blocking traffic.

Make sure to roll your carts back to your property after they have been emptied.

Sign up for alerts

Use your Notify Red Deer account to sign up for cart collection schedule alerts.

Questions?

Carts Frequently Asked Questions

Email: carts@reddeer.ca
Phone: 403-340-BLUE (2583)

City of Red Deer

City snow plows are heading to your neighbourhood. Here’s the schedule and your snow zone

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Plows are ready to roll into residential areas

City crews are gearing up to start Snow Zone Plowing and residents are reminded to sign up for Snow Zone Alerts to get text, email, and phone call reminders before they need to move their vehicles off the street.

Snow Zone Plowing (residential) will begin on January 20 on Green Routes (Collector Roads and Bus Routes) in Snow Zone H; Grey Route (Residential Streets) plowing in Snow Zone H will follow on January 24. Plowing will continue alphabetically through Snow Zones until complete. Parking restrictions will be in place during plowing in each Snow Zone, which could be a few days at a time.

“It should only take our crews a day or two to plow Green or Grey Routes in each Snow Zone, but it does take us a lot longer if vehicles are left parked on the streets,” said Public Works Manager Greg Sikora.

“When we’re plowing Green Routes, you can park your car on a Grey Route, which is usually justaround the corner. It is the same case for Grey Route plowing; if you really need to park on the street,you can park on a Green route. That’s why we don’t plow Green and Grey Routes in a Snow Zone at the same time,” he continued.

There are many different ways for residents to learn the schedule:

  •   Sign up for Snow Zone Alerts at reddeer.ca/notifyreddeer to get text, email or phone call reminders before plowing starts in their Snow Zone
  •   Check the schedule online at reddeer.ca/snowzone
  •   Follow the City of Red Deer on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates
  •   Call the Snow Zone Hotline at 403-406-8796
  •   Look for signs at neighbourhood entrances and on Green Routes

     

    “We know it is hard to remember exactly when plows will be in your area, which is why Notify Red Deer is such a great tool for residents to use,” said Sikora, “It takes just a few minutes to sign up and you get a text, email or phone call – whichever you prefer – to remind you to move your car.”

    During Green Route plowing, residents will find no-parking signs along the street. Parking restrictions are in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday while plowing is scheduled, and vehicles left onthe street will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

    During Grey Route plowing, residents will notice signs at the entrance to their neighbourhood. Parking restrictions are in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday while plowing is scheduled and vehicles left on the street are ticketed and plowed in. Parking restrictions are not in effect on weekends.

    “We are reaching out to residents to help us get residential roads clear as quickly as possible,” said Sikora. “If we work together, we can get streets cleared and get out of your way fast. We are asking residents to be a part of the program and ensure the streets are free of cars before we head into yourneighbourhood.”

    Residents are encouraged to visit the City’s website at reddeer.ca/snowzone for details about the program, schedule updates, and to sign up for Snow Zone Alerts.

The full January 2020 Snow Zone Plowing Schedule is attached, and will be kept up to date on our website.

January 2020 Snow Zone Plowing schedule

All schedules are subject to weather and other delays, and may be subject to change. Any changes to the schedule will be posted on the City website at reddeer.ca/snowzone.

Snow Zone

page2image10144Green Routes

Grey Routes

H

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page2image16752January 22 & 23

I

January 22 & 23

January 23 & 24

J

January 24 & 27

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K page2image27664January 27 & 28

January 29 & 30

A

January 29

January 31 & February 3

B

January 30 & 31

February 3 & 4

C February 3 & 4

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D

To be scheduled

To be scheduled

E

February 4

February 7 & 10

O

February 4

February 10

F

February 5 & 6

February 11 & 12

G

February 6 & 7

February 11 & 12

 

Zone Subdivisions Map
A Kentwood, Johnstone Zone A – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
B Glendale, Normandeau, Pines Zone B – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
C Fairview, Highland Green, Oriole Park, Riverside Meadows Zone C – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
D Downtown Zone D – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
E Clearview, Garden Heights, Michener Hill, Parkvale, Waskasoo, Woodlea Zone E – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
F Deer Park (north of 39 St), Rosedale, Timberlands Zone F – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
G Bower, South Hill, West Park Zone G – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
H Eastview, Grandview, Morrisroe, Mountview Zone H – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
I Anders, Sunnybrook (north) Zone I – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
J Deer Park (south of 39 St), Lancaster Zone J – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
K Inglewood, Sunnybrook (south)/Southbrook, Vanier Zone K – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
O Evergreen Zone O – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
P Central Park Zone P – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
Q Chiles Industrial Park Zone Q – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
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Chamber of Commerce applauds City Council on reducing tax increase, but encourages even more restraint

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Chamber reacts to City of Red Deer 2020 Operating Budget

The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce is encouraged by Council’s willingness to reduce the tax burden on city residents and businesses.

Chamber CEO Rick More commented. “Overall it is promising to see City Council and staff members taking actions to alleviate the cost of doing business in our City. It has been a long-time ask by our Chamber that the city take a hard look at costs, focus on competitiveness, business friendliness and reducing the tax burden on our local job creators.”

The Chamber acknowledges that neither reducing the capital contribution nor the transfer to operating reserves is a sustainable or long-term solution to tax competitiveness, but the right call for the time. “As we enter yet another year of this economic downturn, the number of business closures combined with those on the verge of shutting their doors and the exodus of business from our downtown core, the last thing we needed was another substantial tax increase. We will continue to encourage the city to focus on more efficient program and service delivery that results in long-term cost savings but maintains our core services,” continued More.

Prior to budget deliberations the Chamber provided a written submission to Council encouraging them to align municipal priorities with the province’s stated direction of job creation and growing the economy. These focus areas are especially pertinent given prior government messaging that municipal funding will be awarded based on this alignment.

More concluded “It is also encouraging to see that Council directed the City Manager Seabrooke to find an additional $400,000 in savings, but important to note that equates to approximately one-tenth of a percent of total operational spending. In a household with a $75,000 annual budget its equivalent to finding just $77 in savings. We’re confident that in a nearly $400 million budget there is significant room to reduce spending. By setting conditions that allow local business to thrive, our entire community will benefit from increased job opportunities and a strong local economy.”

The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce is a non-partisan, collaborative leader in building a vibrant community and fosters an environment where businesses can lead, be innovative, sustainable, and grow.

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