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Lacombe residents are able to recycle more conveniently, thanks to the new city-wide blue box residential recycling program, which began on April 15, 2014. The Blue Box program allows households to cut their garbage in half by offering a simple and convenient way to recycle.

Collection service is provided by the City’s third-party contractor Can Pak Environmental.

Residents who receive front street pickup are asked to place their blue box in the same location as they place their black garbage cart for collection. Those who use back alley dumpsters are asked to place the blue boxes at the back entrances of their properties. All blue boxes must be set out before 7 a.m. on collection day.

If residents have more recyclables than they can fit in their blue box, they are welcome to set out the overflow beside their box in clear or blue transparent plastic bags, or use the Wolf Creek Recycle Site. Any recyclable material placed in black bags will be treated as garbage.

Additional blue boxes are available for purchase at City Hall. Please call (403)782-6666 for more information.

On average, more than half of what people place in their black carts or alley dumpsters is recyclable. To help residents learn about what can now be recycled, a comprehensive list of acceptable and unacceptable recycling materials, along with a collection calendar will be delivered with each blue box.

Garbage and recycling calendar and waste collection brochures are also available below:

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Collecting Rain Water in Barrels

    The City of Lacombe has a limited supply of rain barrels for sale at City Hall. Please call (403)782-6666 for more information.

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