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Cart Size Exchange

In order to met the needs of residents, a period of time for exchanging cart size, free of charge, was provided in the summer of 2019. 

Exchanging blue and black carts

With the implementation of the curbside recycling program, the City of Lethbridge offered a cart exchange request period that allowed households to choose a different size of garbage and/or recycling cart at no cost between July 12 and August 16th. If a cart exchange request was received from a household, a letter was mailed to those residents informing them of the cart exchange process.

Carts will be exchanged between October 8 and November 8, 2019.

What you need to know for cart exchange:

  • Your cart must be empty to be exchanged – please keep it empty for 48 hours after collection. The contractor will be working Tuesday through Saturday to exchange carts.
  • Only the cart colour scheduled to be picked up that week will be exchanged. If you requested both a blue and black exchange, they won't happen on the same week. 
  • Your cart must be accessible to be exchanged – please keep it close to your regular pick up location for 48 hours after collection (ex. on the edge of your property or in the alley)
  • Your new cart is associated to your home. You may put your address on the white bar located on the side of the cart.
  • Your old cart will be reused or recycled.
  • We aim to complete all exchanges within a two-week period, but it may take longer. If your cart is not exchanged by November 8, please call 311.

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