Calgary Garbage Pickup & Garbage Collection

1-800-GOT-JUNK? is your best alternative to black cart garbage collection in Calgary

The black cart garbage collection is definitely convenient for Calgary residents. However, there are some restrictions that make the garbage collection process a little less appealing.

Limited capacity in the black cart

The black cart only has the capacity to hold 3-4 standard sized garbage bags (66cm x 91 cm). This can be problematic for households that often exceed the capacity of their black cart. Once you go over the limit, the City may not collect any extra bags outside of the cart. 

The City can “limit the number of extra garbage bags that are picked up to ensure all residences get service”. Furthermore, many condominium, apartment, or townhome buildings have garbage rooms but strictly limit the items you can put in the bins. Some will have surveillance to ensure compliance and restrict you to only throwing out “regular household waste”.

If you miss your scheduled pickup, you’re out of luck

Other issues may arise when you miss your scheduled pickup day. If your black cart is not out and ready on the curb by 7am, you could miss your garbage collection and be stuck with the waste for another full week. This not only means smelly garbage sitting around your property, but means you have likely already hit the capacity of your cart and will not be able to fit the upcoming week’s garbage inside.

Benefits of using 1-800-GOT-JUNK? for garbage pickup in Calgary

1-800-GOT-JUNK? Calgary can come to the rescue. We can come quickly at your convenience and pick up the excess garbage or missed garbage collection in Calgary. We take pretty much anything, even items that the City or your waste removal company will not!

1-800-GOT-JUNK? will take anything non-hazardous that two people can lift

1-800-GOT-JUNK? Calgary will take anything non-hazardous that two people can lift. The City’s regular garbage collection excludes items like electronics, furniture, appliances, landscaping materials, and construction and demolition waste. 

Here is more information on the black cart collection process and what items that city does not accept

These items can be time-consuming and costly to move to the landfill yourself. 

Give 1-800-GOT-JUNK? a call today!

Give us a call and we will set up a 2 hour time window that works best for your schedule. We perform a welcome call 30 minutes prior to your appointment, and send a friendly, uniformed crew to help remove your excess garbage and give you the relief you deserve.