3 Stream Waste Collection

Winter Change to Green BinsOrganics Collection 786 x 422

Reminder: Weekly Green Cart Service (Compost / Organics) schedule changes seasonally

Green and Blue Carts are both collected every week on Wednesdays for all residences in Diamond Valley from April through October. From November - March, Green Bin collection slows to every two weeks, as there is decreased demand for the service outside of gardening season.

Please note that the cost of the 3-Stream Waste Collection Program remains constant throughout the year, as the cost of service for the entire program is divided equally between all months, and charged to residents bi-monthly on their utility bills.

The winter 2023 organics collection schedule is as follows:

Turner Valley CommunityBlack Diamond Community
November 8November 15
November 22November 29
December 6December 13
December 20December 27
January 3January 10
January 17January 24
January 31February 7
February 14February 21
February 28March 6
March 13March 20
March 27April 3


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Garbage Collection Tuesdays (former Turner Valley) and Thursdays (former Black Diamond)

Collection reminders to residents are:

  • Waste must be bagged and tied shut, no loose waste in the cart
  • The set-out time for carts is 7:00 am
  • Ensure the cart is placed properly for pick-up (see Collection Details page)

Recycling & Compost Collection Wednesdays (all residences)

Collection reminders to residents are:

  • Recycling must be loose in the cart (shredded paper excepted)
  • The set-out time for carts is 7:00 am
  • Ensure the cart is placed properly for pick-up (see Collection Details page)
  • For information on what goes in each cart, see the FAQs or the Green Bin or Blue Bin pages

Organics green cart collection is changing to seasonal bi-weekly pickup for the winter months of November – March starting November 2, 2022, as the colder season means carts will have little to no yard waste. The cost of the 3 Stream Waste Collection has been pro-rated for the year to account for the seasonal bi-weekly pickup. 

Organics pickup dates for the next few months are November 2, 16, November 30, December 14, and December 28, 2022. Recycling and garbage pickup remain weekly. 

Prevent your organics from freezing to the inside of your cart once colder weather arrives by discovering these helpful tips from Okotoks Waste Services

If your garbage, recycling or compost does NOT get picked up

Please reach out to waste@okotoks.ca

Subject Line: Address (Your address)

                      Issue: Garbage/Recycling/Compost Not Picked Up

Body of email:

  • Collection address
  • Resident First and Last Name
  • Resident Email Address
  • Resident Phone Number

Residents with inquiries can contact the Town of Diamond Valley at (403) 933-4348.