In mid-2017, green bins will be rolled out to single family homes across the city. All food and yard waste will be accepted in the green cart for year-round, weekly collection. The City of Calgary is building a large facility that will handle all the food and yard waste that comes in from the Green Cart composting program.
Residents in Abbeydale, Brentwood, Cougar Ridge and Southwood are currently taking part in a composting pilot where they can put their food and yard waste into a green cart for collection. The City picks up the green bins every week, and the contents are turned into high-quality compost.
In future, the compost facility may also take food and landscaping material from sources such as the commercial sector, apartments and condominiums, and other towns and cities.