The City of Fort Saskatchewan has updated its waste bylaw to coincide with the new waste program on its way.
The city’s infrastructure strategy manager, Bradley McDonald and waste programs supervisor, Sadie Miller presented to council at the Tuesday (May 8) meeting.
They updated council on preparing to launch the new waste program. Council also approved three readings to their waste bylaw C16-18.
“We did introduce volume restrictions, under the previous bylaw all we had was a weight limit per bag,” said McDonald.
The city will collect what will fit inside the 240 litre waste and organic carts. However, there was no cap put on recycling.
"Garbage and organics have been restricted because it has to fit in the cart so the truck can pick it up", noted McDonald.
When it comes to special cases where a person is cleaning out the basement or doing some spring cleaning they can take garbage to the transfer station.
“Some of the other new things within the bylaw are the storage requirements. Now that everybody has a cart we want to make sure they aren’t just leaving them on the road all the time, so the bylaw does require the cart be stored against a permanent structure, such as a fence, side of the house, etc.,” he said.
They also do not want people to put a cart out on a Monday expecting it to be picked up on Thursday. There is a time limit, carts can be put out the day before collection, but put away by the next day.
The bylaw also included new provisions on the collection and disposal of recyclable and organics, collection of waste from multi-unit residential properties and more.
The new waste program will start on June 4. Carts should all be delivered by May 18.
Anyone with questions or who may need help can contact the city.

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