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Have recent changes to public garbage collection left you (and your garbage) in the lurch? The good news is that you don’t have to let the resentment (or your trash) fester until your next collection date. Many private garbage collection companies provide convenient garbage pickup when you need it most. 

A third-party garbage collection is an excellent option if you are finding that public waste collection isn’t meeting your needs. And in locations where rural garbage service is not available, using a private sector company for your rural area garbage collection is one of the easiest ways to manage your household trash. 

Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering kicking public garbage collection to the curb.

What if your garbage output doesn’t match the new collection schedule?

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If you are comparing public vs private waste collection, both get high marks for convenience. Public garbage collection services like the City of Edmonton’s waste cart system are great for encouraging landfill diversion, as waste is separated and collected specifically for landfill, compost, and recycling. But realistically, the reduced frequency and volume of collection can present challenges for homeowners. 

Some homeowners may prefer to supplement the current biweekly waste cart pickup schedule with private garbage collection so that household waste is collected every week once again. 

Local Environmental Services offers full service and flexible waste management options including recycling in certain areas.

What if you’re living off the garbage grid?

While some rural residents may have the option to subscribe to a public waste collection service, others are responsible for or may prefer to, take waste matters into their own hands. 

There are a few different Rural Waste Disposal Service Options available, but one of the most convenient methods is arranging for private rural garbage collection. Acreage owners can choose from the same flexible collection schedule options as the city folks and enjoy convenient, reliable waste collection. 

Looking to trade overflowing bins for reliable service and flexible options? Both urban and rural homeowners can choose from weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly private garbage collection schedules.

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What if you have occasional garbage that just won’t fit the biweekly bin?

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Despite your best efforts to adjust to the new waste management program, there’s a good chance that at some point throughout the year you will have extra household waste that the collection schedule and/or cart size just cannot accommodate.  

As great as your municipality’s waste cart system may be, rigid rules around volume and less frequent collection schedules can leave you high and dry on those occasions when you just need a little extra TLC (trash loading capacity). 

Semiannual yard maintenance, home renovation projects, or even events like weddings or parties hosted at your home can result in a lot of extra waste. You can get as creative as you want with stuffing your cart, but if that lid doesn’t close completely you can expect to come home to a still-full cart sitting at the end of your driveway on collection day. 

In addition to regular urban and rural garbage service, Local Environmental Solutions offers volume pickup collection and dumpster rentals. If you have occasional, high-volume waste collection needs, private garbage collection is a great option.

How to get started with private garbage collection

Getting set up with a garbage collection service is simple and quick. Request a quote online and one of our friendly agents will do their very best to connect with you the same day. 

We’ll gather some important details about your location and your waste removal needs and we will provide a quote for custom services based on your needs and budget.

Need a roll-off bin or dumpster? We can help you determine the right size bin for your project and coordinate bin drop-off and pickup with your schedule. 

Local Environmental Services currently offers waste management services to communities in and around Edmonton, Whitecourt, and Regina. 

Learn more about our private garbage collection services.