Curbside Cart Placement

Green and grey carts at curbCitizens are reminded to please have green and grey carts at the curb for waste pick up by 7 a.m. on their designated collection day.

To view your collection day, please see the 2024 Waste Collection Calendar.

Please ensure that green and grey cart lids are closed and the wheels are against the curb with one metre (3 to 4 feet) of clearance between each cart and vehicles parked on the road. Please also give the same clearance above the carts. This space gives the automated arm on the waste truck room to safely pick up and empty the carts as shown in the picture to the right.

Please place clear or blue transparent bags of recyclable materials at the curb but not on the roadway.

Residents are asked to retrieve grey and green carts from the curb after they have been emptied on your collection day. The carts are assigned to your specific address and must stay at this address even if you move.

Property owners can request an additional green and/or grey cart for $7.27 per month by calling the Town of Ponoka Office at 403-783-4431.

Scheduled Collection Days

The Town of Ponoka is divided into three pick up zones for curbside waste collection. 

Collection days are:

  • Wednesday for Zone 2, the area between Highways 2A and the Battle River;
  • Thursday for Zone 1, the area east of the Battle River (in Riverside area); and
  • Friday for Zone 3, the area west of Highway 2A (in Lucas Heights).

To view these Zones on a map, please see the 2024 Waste Collection Calendar.

To request a repair/replacement for a damaged cart, please call E360S dispatch at 403-341-9300 or by email at

Missed Pickups

If your curbside recycling, compost (green cart) or waste (grey cart) was not picked up on your designated collection day, please contact E360S dispatch at 403-341-9300 or by email at

For further information on the curbside waste collection program, please call the Town office at 403-783-4431.