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City offering residents a chance to skip a “big” trip to the dump

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Bring us your poor tires, your troubled mattresses—and more!

Big Bin Events are back, starting this weekend.
The popular service lets residents recycle or dispose of household items too large for regular collection—for free. Last year 11,723 customers attended the events, disposing of 1,262 tonnes of large waste items and 549 tonnes of recyclable items.
The 12 events run from May 4 until September 22. Visit edmonton.ca/bigbinevents for dates, times and locations.
Please review the list of accepted materials before attending an event. Stuff allowed includes:
  • Couches, chairs, mattresses and other household furniture items too large for curbside pickup
  • Fridges, freezers, washers, dryers and other large household appliances
  • Computers, televisions and other household electronics
  • Grass clippings and yard waste, including branches no longer than 1.2 m (4 ft) and 0.75 m (2.5 ft) in diameter
  • Tires and scrap metal
Household hazardous waste, including paint, varnish, household cleaners or batteries, will not be accepted at Big Bin Events. These items should be taken to an Eco Station for proper disposal at no charge.
Waste Services will properly dispose or recycle materials from Big Bin Events to help divert waste from the landfill and decrease illegal dumping throughout the city.

2019 Big Bin Events

All events run from 9am-5pm.

Date Location Address
May 4-5 Commonwealth Stadium 112 Avenue & 90 Street
May 11-12 Coliseum Wayne Gretzky Drive (Southbound) & 119 Avenue
May 25-26 The Meadows Recreation Centre 2704 17 Street
June 1-2 Castle Downs 11520 153 Avenue
June 8-9 Callingwood 17740 69 Avenue
June 15-16 Woodcroft 13915 115 Avenue
June 22-23 Ellerslie Facility 2415 101 Street SW
August 17-18 Jasper Place 9200 163 Street
August 24-25 Clareview Recreation Centre 3804 139 Avenue
September 7-8 Terwillegar Recreation Centre 2051 Leger Road
September 14-15 Commonwealth Stadium 112 Avenue and 90 Street
September 21-22 SW District Yard 6609  Gateway Blvd

11,723 customers disposed of 1,262 tonnes of large waste items and 549 tonnes of recyclable items during the 2018 Big Bin Events.

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Headliners Wickenheiser and Straschnitzki lead the way at Lending Cupboard fundraiser with $10,000.00 donation

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‘An Evening with The Lending Cupboard’ proves an inspiring, community-building event
Special guests Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser and Ryan Straschnitzki strongly endorse TLC’s vision

‘An Evening with The Lending Cupboard’, held on June 16th at the Cambridge Hotel in Red Deer, proved to be an exciting, inspiring event featuring Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser and Ryan Straschnitzki.

“When I was contacted to come and do this, it was a no-brainer given what I do now in medicine,” explained Wickenheiser, who is also of course a highly-acclaimed Olympic gold medalist and author in her own right. “This is a brilliant idea. I don’t know why we aren’t doing this across the country – it makes a lot of sense!

“It provides a very valuable service in the community…if we can help to raise that profile, that’s so good.”

During the event, Wickenheiser shared many details of her own memorable journey, reflecting on the hockey dreams that have been intrinsic to her life from a young age. She then interviewed Straschnitzki onstage, giving him the opportunity to reflect on the Humboldt bus crash of April 6, 2018 and the courageous steps he has taken to re-build his life since.

“My entire process from the time of the accident has made me realize how this kind of support really helps out,” explained Straschnitzki, adding that bolstering awareness about the service is critical as well. “It’s such a great idea, and it benefits so many people. The more the word can be spread about it, there’s even more of an impact that can be made. “Being in a wheelchair these past four years, I’ve realized how inaccessible things can be when you live with a disability, so I think it’s important to raise awareness about these kinds of programs,” he added. “I think it’s a great initiative!”

Executive Director Dawna Morey also commented on how thankful she was for how the event unfolded, and how inviting Wickenheiser and Straschnitzki – who turned out to be a powerful duo – was indeed the right choice. “I’m humbled that they joined us, and I’m also humbled by their incredible generosity – having donated $10,000 back to The Lending Cupboard.”

Amanda Blair, TLC’s Board Chair, said she was blown away by the generosity of all the attendees, including of course Wickenheiser and Straschnitzki – and the overall support from the community. “Seeing everyone pull together just gives you that faith in humanity – it warms your heart,” she said. “Everyone there was also super enthusiastic about it – I think a lot of people learned more about The Lending Cupboard, which is also what we are trying to do.”

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Last chance!! The 2022 Red Deer Hospital Lottery ends tonight!

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Get your Red Deer Hospital Lottery and Mega Bucks 50 tickets today for your chance to win one of 120 amazing prizes, including this beautiful Sorento Custom Dream Home!

Proceeds from this year’s lottery will help secure funding for 83 pieces of equipment for our hospital.

We have currently funded 72 of the 83 pieces, and you can help us reach our final goal.

Every ticket counts!

The 2022 Red Deer Hospital Lottery Dream Home, designed by Sorento Custom Homes, continues Sorento’s tradition of award winning designs. This $890,000 bungalow features 2,994 sq ft of developed living space. Located at 145 Emerald Drive in the new neighbourhood of Evergreen, this outstanding home brings together the charm of a beach house with the sophistication of city living.

Among its most unique features are a shower room – in keeping with Sorento’s custom of exquisite ensuite designs, as well as a functional pocket office that provides just the right amount of space for your home office. You’ll enjoy 3 large bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and large flex room on the lower level next to the spacious family room. You’ll love the large sundeck off the dining room, and the kitchen is sure to please every foodie!

Enjoy the convenience of the 5 piece ensuite connecting to a large walk-in closet and adjoining laundry room. The design of this unique home is complemented by gorgeous furnishings provided by Urban Barn.

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2022 GMC Yukon SLT

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Purchased from Kipp Scott GMC

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