A new waste collection program is coming to Strathcona County.

Starting on May 1, the new ‘Sort and Save’ program will allow residents to exchange their large waste or organics carts for smaller carts to save money on their utility bills.

These new carts are 120L, half the volume of the current 240L carts.

“Currently, households that reuse, recycle and compost everything possible are paying the same amount as those who don’t," said Leah Seabrook, manager of waste services with the county. "With ‘Sort and Save’, residents who divert as much material as possible from the landfill can be financially recognized for their efforts.”

Households that exchange their large waste carts will see a $12 per month saving on their utility bill. 

The county expects high interest in the program, so they're allowing residents to sign up in advance.

You can sign up to exchange your cart by visiting the Strathcona County website.