Garbage, Recycling and Composting

New Waste Services Rates in Effect March 1, 2024

On January 17, 2024, Council passed a revised Waste Management Bylaw 2024-41, which includes a slight increase to the rates for some waste services, effective March 1, 2024.

Water Rates - Proposed Rate Adjustments

Increate to Waste Services Rates Effective March 1, 2024

Rates per household per 2-month billing cycle





Former RateIncrease
New Rates Effective 
March 1, 2024
Garbage$20.80$0.00$20.80
Recycling$12.10$1.36$13.46
Organics / Compost$12.20$3.16$15.36
Program Fee$2.00$0.00$2.00
Winter Change to Green BinsOrganics Collection - Date Span 786 x 422

Reminder: Weekly Green Cart Service (Compost / Organics) schedule changes seasonally

Green and Blue Carts are both collected every week on Wednesdays for all residences in Diamond Valley from April through October. From November - March, Green Bin collection slows to every two weeks, as there is decreased demand for the service outside of gardening season.

Please note that the cost of the 3-Stream Waste Collection Program remains constant throughout the year, as the cost of service for the entire program is divided equally between all months, and charged to residents bi-monthly on their utility bills.

The winter 2023 organics collection schedule is as follows:

2023-2024 Winter Green Bin Pick Up Schedule

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Garbage Collection Tuesdays (Turner Valley community) and Thursdays (Black Diamond community)

Collection reminders to residents are:

  • Waste must be bagged and tied shut, no loose waste in the cart
  • The set-out time for carts is 7:00 am
  • Ensure the cart is placed properly for pick-up (see Collection Details page)

Recycling & Compost Collection Wednesdays (all residences)

Collection reminders to residents are:

  • Recycling must be loose in the cart (shredded paper excepted)
  • The set-out time for carts is 7:00 am
  • Ensure the cart is placed properly for pick-up (see Collection Details page)
  • For information on what goes in each cart, see the FAQs or the Green Bin or Blue Bin pages

Prevent your organics from freezing to the inside of your cart once colder weather arrives by discovering these helpful tips from Okotoks Waste Services

If your garbage, recycling or compost does NOT get picked up

Please reach out to waste@okotoks.ca

Subject Line: Address (Your address)

                      Issue: Garbage/Recycling/Compost Not Picked Up

Body of email:

  • Collection address
  • Resident First and Last Name
  • Resident Email Address
  • Resident Phone Number

Residents with inquiries can contact the Town of Diamond Valley at (403) 933-4348.