Why do I have to bag my waste?

All waste must be bagged and tied inside the waste collection cart. Residents are welcome to use plastic, paper, biodegradable or compostable bags to contain their waste within the cart; you are not limited to using standard black garbage bags.  Waste is bagged so the truck operator can easily and safely collect any waste that misses the hopper during the tip.  It also prevents damage to the moving parts of the collection trucks.  Un-bagged waste can become entangled in the chain and cause hydraulic breakdowns.   

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1. My cart wasn't collected. What do I do?
2. What time do I need to put out my carts for collection?
3. When is my waste, recycling and organics collection day?
4. What if my regularly scheduled collection day falls on a statutory holiday?
5. When I move, do I take my carts with me?
6. I just moved into a newly built home and there are no carts, how do I get them delivered?
7. Where do I store my carts?
8. What if my cart goes missing?
9. Why is there a limit on curbside residential waste collection?
10. What if I have more waste than what fits in the waste cart?
11. Why do I have to bag my waste?
12. I had set my cart out for collection and the birds have scattered it all over, what should I do?
13. What items cannot be put in the waste cart?
14. Coffee cups. Where do I put them?
15. What if I have more recycling than fits in the recycling cart?
16. I have appliances to dispose of, where can I take them?
17. Where is the bottle depot located?
18. What fees are associated with curbside collection services in Cochrane?