Even with diligent sorting, you may find that you occasionally or regularly have excess waste that cannot be picked up with your regular collection.

The best way to deal with excess garbage is to ensure that you are reducing waste and sorting your waste materials correctly
Studies conducted in summer and fall 2019 and winter 2020 indicated that 44%-64% of garbage collected from Edmonton single-unit homes was compostable organics (food scraps or yard waste) and over 15% was recycling. By sorting these materials into the correct waste stream, you should find you have much more space in your garbage cart.

Sorting your waste becomes much easier with a little practice and guidance. It may take a few weeks to develop new habits, but help is available: