Waste Management

NEW Changes coming to Garbage Collection for Legal!

At the September 21, 2020 Council meeting, Town Council passed Bylaw #11-2020 Waste Collection which establishes the terms and conditions for the provision of waste collection and recycling services in the Town of Legal, including automated waste collection services.

At the September 21, 2020 Council meeting, Town Council authorized the CAO to execute a three-year contractual agreement with GFL Environmental Inc for the provision of automated waste collection service.

Effective October 22, 2020 all residential properties will be required to transition to curbside waste collection (residents currently with back alley pickup are required to transition to curbside pickup).

Here are some important dates:

  • October 5-9: GFL will go door to door to drop off information flyers
  • October 16: GFL will deliver the waste roll out carts
  • Thursday October 22: start of new automated waste collection services


  • Automated weekly waste collection service will take place on Thursdays for the entire town.
  • Residents south of 50 Avenue will be required to transition from Wednesday collection to Thursday collection effective the week of October 19th.

Solid Waste Management Overview

GFL Environmental provides automated curb side solid waste management services at a flat rate of $30.00 bimonthly. 

Solid Waste collection for everyone is picked up every Thursday unless otherwise posted.

Facts You Need to Know

  1. Waste collection is established by Bylaw #11-2020
  2. Users of this service must ensure solid waste is  bagged and placed in the provided Waste Roll Cart(s) for pick up.
  3. Solid waste must be at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled pick-up day or there is a risk that your solid waste will not be collected.
  4. All solid waste must fit inside the provided Waste Roll Cart - overflow will not be collected.
  5. The lid of the provided Waste Roll Cart must fully close to be accepted for collection.
  6. Allow 1m space on all sides of the Waste Roll Cart and wheels are to be placed in the curb.
  7. Yard waste is not collected as solid waste. Grass clippings, branches, leaves and other compostable material must be brought to the Town Compost Site located at the Town Shop (5310 – 48 Avenue).

Payment of Solid Waste Utility

The solid waste service is billed on a monthly basis for renters and a bi-monthly basis for home owners. Payment must be received at the Town Office by the due date shown on the utility bill. If you are paying a utility bill close to its due date, it is recommended that payment is made directly at the Town Office to avoid penalty.

Payment can be made by Cash, Cheque, or Interac:

  • By mail: P.O. Box 390, Legal, AB T0G 1L0 
  • In person: Legal Town Office, 5021 - 50 Street, Legal, Alberta during regular office hours (Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. AND 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted).
  • Drop box: Mail slot located at the entrance on the south side of the Town Office, 5021 - 50 Street, Legal, Alberta.
  • Financial institutions: At most chartered banks, trust companies, credit unions, or via telephone or internet banking. Please allow up to four business days for payment to reach us.
  • Pre-Authorized Automatic Withdraw: Set up an account with the Town for pre-authorized utility payments. 


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