Coaldale handles its solid waste disposal through a curbside garbage, recycling & composting pickup service. Each household is assigned one large black garbage container for garbage, one large blue recycling container for recycling, and one large green container for composting.
All bins must be placed outside by 7:00am on pick-up days and no earlier than 5:00pm the evening before pickup.
Holiday Pickup Schedule
Garbage, recycling & composting collection is only re-scheduled on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Please refer to each year's individual calendar as holiday pick-up scheduling may change year by year. All other holidays during the year the collection days stay on the regular schedule.
Winter Composting Pickup
In order to accommodate yard-waste, the composting carts will be picked up weekly from March 1 until November 30. Through December to February, the composting carts will be picked up bi-weekly.
The Town of Coaldale handles the maintenance of trees in parks, recreation areas and along town roads throughout the year. Residents are encouraged to keep their own trees healthy in order to protect the overall health of trees throughout our community.
Spring is a great time to check your trees to ensure they are getting the proper water, nutrients and air in order to maintain their health. Our Town Arborist encourages residents to mulch the root zone to keep roots moist and cool. Mulching will also help inhibit weed growth.
If you are not seeing new growth on trees, visit a landscaping or nursery and pick up some tree and shrub fertilizer. Trees also need air in order to grow and won’t do well in hard compacted soil. If you’re planning to plant new trees, work in some organic matter such a peat moss or compost from your garden composter. Mix it in with the soil before planting your tree.
Pruning is also an important step to keep your trees healthy and can help prolong its life span if done properly.
To learn more about how to properly prune your tree, click here.
Spruce trees in Coaldale are susceptible to damage caused by the spruce sawfly. When evaluating the health of a spruce or evergreen tree, you may notice that some of the tips of its branches are bare or being chewed or sucked on by insects. Most of the time, these insects are spruce sawflies. If you notice this happening to your trees, and more than a couple of branches have been affected, please call a tree care service.
White Pine Weevil
Spruce trees in Coaldale are also susceptible to damage caused by the white pine weevil. When evaluating the health of a spruce or evergreen tree, you may notice that some of the tips at the top of the tree have no needles on them and are bent out of shape. This bend is called a "shepherd's crook" and is evidence of the white pine weevil in action. If you notice a "shepherd's crook" on one of your trees, please call a tree care service.
To learn more about the various pests that affect coniferous tree health, click here.
Elm Tree Pruning Ban
From April 1 to September 30 of each year, the Town enforces a ban on elm tree pruning. This ban is enforced to prevent the spread of Alberta Dutch Elm Disease. If you have a recently pruned elm, do not leave branches lying around. Please take them to the landfill. Also, please do not use elm wood as fire wood.
To learn more about Alberta Dutch Elm Disease, click here.
Download the Town of Coaldale Solid Waste Wizard app to search for your personalized collection calendar, sign up for weekly reminders, and find answers to common waste-related questions.
Search 'Coaldale Waste Companion' in Google Play or Apple Store to download the mobile app now!
Town of Coaldale residents who receive solid waste services from the Town are eligible to participate in the the Town's Free Landfill Disposal Program.
This program provides eligible residents up to 3 coupons per residence per year for the free disposal of up to 250 kilograms of residential waste at the City of Lethbridge landfill on any day it is open during year.
Eligible residents must pick up their coupons from the Town Office and present it at the City of Lethbridge landfill at time of disposal. The coupons will only be issued to the registered owner of the property and cannot be issued to a renter.
Did you know? 2Point0’s recycling and yard waste facility – which is located at 930 11 Ave – now serves as the Town’s drop-off site for recyclables, yard waste, and organics.
Hours of Operation
2Point0 is open from Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm and Saturdays from 9am-1pm, year-round.
Rules & Regulations
Please be advised that ONLY the items listed below are to be disposed of at 2Point0's facility. Please also be advised that anything over 250kg will be considered commercial, and that your vehicle will be weighed upon entering and exiting the site.
Recycling is now taken to the 2Point0's processing facility, located right here in Coaldale at 930 11 Ave.
What goes in your blue bin? Find out how to sort your recycling in the Coaldale Curbside Recycling Printout.
What goes in your green bin? Find out how to sort your compost with the Coaldale Curbside Composting Printout.
For larger yard waste items that do not fit in the green bins, residents can pick up 3 free landfill coupons per year at the Town Office. These coupons allow for the free disposal of up to 250 kilograms of residential waste at the City of Lethbridge landfill. For more information about who is eligible - and where - to obtain these coupons, please refer to the Free Landfill Disposal Program tab above.
Coaldale’s compost is transported to a processing facility in Taber. Due to industry-wide changes, this facility no longer accepts plastic bags labeled as “compostable” or "biodegradable". ALL BAGS MUST BE 100% PAPER OR FIBRE MATERIALS. To learn more, read the Curbside Composting FAQs and watch the Curbside Composting video: