Stay back, stay safe when collection trucks are at work

It’s important to be careful around collection trucks to keep you, your family and our drivers safe. Here are some tips to help you stay safe:

Always stay at least 10 metres away from a collection truck. Remember, if you can’t see the driver, the driver can’t see you.

Please slow down around collection trucks. Make eye contact with the driver before driving in front of or around the truck.

When putting your carts out for pickup, place carts and extra yard waste bags at least 0.5 metres apart. Ensure there is enough space from vehicles, fences and garages.

The collection truck uses a mechanical arm to pick up carts. The arm needs space to reach, grab and lift the carts to empty them. Placing your carts with enough space means your driver will be able to pick them up safely.

Learn more about placing your carts for safe pickup at calgary.ca/cartplacement.