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Informational Open Houses for Automated Waste Collection

Medicine Hat’s automated waste collection system will be showcased at several open houses prior to the launch of the new system in early September.

Residents are invited to attend any of the upcoming public meetings to ask questions and see the new carts. All open houses will run from 7PM-8PM.

Thursday, August 27th
Hockey Hounds
Division Ave & 10 St NE

Wednesday, September 2nd
River Heights School
301 6 Ave SW

Thursday, September 10th
Kinplex Kinroom
2055 21 Ave SE

Tuesday, September 15th
Southridge YMCA
644 Spruce Way SE

Monday, September 21st
Mother Theresa School
235 Cameron Road E

There will be some slight changes from the current program, but the existing collection schedule will remain the same. Here are some important tips about the new service:

  • When the 95-gallon (360 litre) automated waste collection cart new carts are delivered, look for a special plastic packet that will contain important information needed to participate in the new program. This packet will be attached to the cart and residents are asked to read all of the enclosed materials.
  • Start using the new cart immediately, no waste materials placed outside of the carts will be collected.
  • Until the end of the 2009 yard waste collection program, residents should continue to place their yard waste in paper yard waste bags or approved 77-litre cans labeled “For Composting”. A new automated yard waste collection program will begin in spring 2010.

More detailed information can also be found on the City’s website at

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