Gateway Gazette

Town of Turner Valley: Changes to Garbage Collection Procedure- Placement of RFID Tags on Carts

Turner Valley, AB – From May 19 to 20 and May 26 to 27, the Town of Turner Valley is asking all residents to leave garbage carts out for the entire day, on their scheduled collection day. This will allow Town staff to equip garbage carts with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags that will be used to collect service data from each cart.

“For example, if your scheduled pickup day is on Tuesday, then we ask that you place your cart out for regular collection, but leave it out until 7:00 PM. This will give us enough time to tag your cart,” said the Town’s Operations Manager Craig Beaton.

The RFID tags will help track cart collection, improve cart management service, and customer service.

The tags are a part of the garbage pilot project the Town is participating in with the towns of Okotoks and Black Diamond. During the pilot project’s duration, the Town will be reducing the collection days to Tuesdays only.

Continued updates will be published on the Town’s website at

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