Community Champions: March Edition

You may remember our February Community Champions Initiative sponsored by OK Tire Groat Road… Well February was such a success that we decided to continue the Community Champions Initiative each month moving forward!

This month we have teamed up with MC College to present 🏆Inglewood Community Champions: March Edition 🏆

March nominations open TODAY (March 1st)! Nominate a neighbour by March 19 & tell us why they are a Community Champion to you! It can be for any reason too – did they water all of your plant babies while you were out of town? Shovel your corner lot after a big snowfall? Maybe they helped you build your fence or fix your car? Or dropped off some groceries for you during the lockdown… We want to hear all about the champions in the neighbourhood!

All nominated Champions will be entered into a draw on March 22 to win 1 of 2 awesome gift baskets generously donated by MC COLLEGE. Both gift baskets will include:
• Salon & Spa Certificate (manicure, pedicure, & shampoo blow dry)
• Self Care Gift Basket

If you know of a well-deserving Inglewooder who would love to win a self-care package, please nominate a neighbour here:

*Champions must reside in the Inglewood community

Our Representatives Want To Hear From You!

Our MP and Shadow Minister of COVID-19 Economic Recovery James Cumming and Ward 2 Councillor Bev Esslinger representatives want to hear from you!

• How are you and your community doing?
• What issues are most important to you?
• What does economic recovery mean for you and your community?

Please include any other questions or thoughts you may have about the City of Edmonton or the Government of Alberta. You can submit your questions and thoughts to us by filling out our two Google forms for each representative.

Google Form: James Cummining
Submit by March 3

Google Form: Bev Esslinger
Submit by April 25

City of Edmonton’s New Waste System: Brief Overview

What is changing? 

The City will provide all single-unit and some multi-unit homes with a garbage cart, a food scraps cart and a food scraps pail between March 2021 and August 2021.

Residents will receive a large (240L) garbage cart, but a small (120L) one is available by request.

The new system includes four collection services:

  1. Garbage
  • Collected every 2 weeks year-round, using a cart provided by the City.
  • Once you get the hang of sorting out your food scraps, yard waste and recycling, you’ll find that you have less garbage.
  1. Food Scraps
  • Collected weekly from spring to fall, and 
  • Collected every two weeks in the winter, using a cart provided by the City.
  • Top off your food scraps cart with yard waste, the lid must be able to fully close.
  1. Recycling
  • Collected in blue bags all year round.
  • There are no changes to recycling collection.
  1. Yard Waste
  • Collected twice in spring, and 
  • Collected twice in fall 
  • Collected in clear plastic bags or double-ply paper yard waste bags and/or bundles wrapped in biodegradable twine.
  • You can also take it to an Eco Station for free between seasonal collection days.

For more information, visit the City of Edmonton’s Waste Collection page here.

When is this happening?

Inglewood’s cart delivery is expected to happen July 2 – 27, 2021. 

Inglewood’s first collection date under the new system will be August 3, 2021. 

Find out when your rollout will be issued here.

For the latest information and waste sorting tips, sign up for the Edmonton Cart Rollout e-newsletter here

Education & Workshops

Do you have specific questions about using your new carts or how to sort your waste at home?

The City is offering 45 minute sessions that provide a general overview of the cart rollout, with time for questions at the end. The goal is to ensure that you are able to successfully use the new cart program. Sessions are delivered virtually as a webinar.

Inglewood’s Heart Your Cart presentation is April 1 at 7pm. This free event will feature a live stream 45-minute presentation of the City of Edmonton’s new Cart Rollout program. You can register for the event here.

Online registration begins in late February 2021.

Information sessions begin March 3

30 minute interactive workshops will also be offered. These are topic-specific and include a brief presentation followed by an interactive question and answer period. Workshops are limited to 20 attendees to ensure adequate time for your questions. Workshops are delivered virtually through Zoom.

Select from the following topics:

  • Setting out your carts for collection (with tips about vehicle parking)
  • Sorting food scraps
  • Recycling

Online registration begins in late February 2021.

Workshops begin April 1.

Assisted Waste Collection

The City’s Waste Services offers an assisted waste collection service for customers who have difficulty getting their waste to the curb or lane.

Two new service options are available: 

Option #1: for residents who are able to put waste in their carts but require the City to set out the carts at the curb for collection, then return the carts to their storage location after they are emptied

Option #2: for residents who need the City to take waste from their door, place it in their carts, set the carts out for collection, and return the carts to their storage location once they are emptied

For more info on how to apply for assistance, visit the City of Edmonton website here


  1. Can I Opt-Out? 

No, residents are not able to opt-out of the Edmonton Cart Rollout. To help Edmonton reach the 90 percent diversion goal, every household’s participation will be important to make our new system a success.

  1. Will my rate increase because I am now getting carts?

Your monthly waste service fee in January – September 2021 will be the same as your 2020 rate ($47.22/month) for curbside collection customers.

Beginning October 2021

  • Customers with the default large (240L) garbage cart will see their monthly rate increase by $1.10 to $48.32
  • Customers who select the small (120L) garbage cart will see their rate decrease by $3.90/month to $43.32/month
  • The monthly price difference between the small and large garbage cart is $5/month
  1. Why are we introducing carts instead of our current system?

Carts make the waste collection more efficient and reduce workplace injuries significantly among waste collectors due to the reduced heavy and repetitive lifting, and not having to handle potentially dangerous waste (needles, etc.) with their hands. This standard practice also helps the City maintain stable utility rates and a competitive curbside collection market.

Learn more about Edmonton’s 25-year Waste Strategy.

  1. What do I do with my existing garbage cans?

You may choose to use your existing garbage cans for other purposes such as storage. If you no longer require your existing garbage cans, clean them and bring them to a City Eco Station or Recycling Depot. Clean garbage cans will be accepted free of charge.

  1. Will the City collect garbage placed in my current garbage cans?

With the implementation of cart-based collection, the City will only collect garbage from the carts provided by the City. Garbage set out in any other containers will not be collected.

For more information and FAQs, visit the City of Edmonton’s Waste Collection page here.

More information on Waste Sorting and Cart placement will be released in our upcoming newsletters. 

Move For Mental Health: Join the Challenge!

General Information

Move for Mental Health Challenge is an initiative coordinated by the Ritchie Community League. Participating Edmonton neighbourhoods are invited to track their activities and pool their kilometres with their neighbours.

This Challenge is to bring awareness to Edmontonians of how physical activity can improve your mood, reduce stress and anxiety and improve your positive mental health.

Participation is voluntary. The challenge is between January 1 to March 31, 2021. 

For more information:

Watch this video created by Ritchie residents:

How Inglewood Residents can participate:

As an Inglewood resident, you can record your activity in the following three ways: 

1. Submit your activity for the week by using this online form:

All data will be kept confidential. Only distances will be recorded to the Move For Mental Health Challenge coordinators. Inglewood Community League asks you to report your distances truthfully.

2. You can also download the Strava App to your mobile device and search for the club “Inglewood United” to join and record your activity there. This app connects to your health and fitness measurements on your smart phone or watch – making reporting much easier and faster!

  • You are welcomed to report all of your activity between January 1st to now! 
  • You can MANUALLY input activities into Strava even if you track your distance with a different device, just look for the plus sign [+].
    • On mobile, this is found on the “Feed screen”
    • On a computer, go to the Strava website, set up or sign in to your Strava account and choose the “Training” dropdown menu. Select “Activities” and find the plus symbol [+} in the top right corner by your profile picture.

3. Print and record your activity on our tracking sheet. Please take a picture/scan of your tracking sheet and email it to 

Sheet is found here:

Mental Health supports



Available in audio only or video, topics include COVID fatigue, Alberta’s Rehabilitation Advice Line, when and where to wear masks, among others.


Free, online presentations on various impacts of the pandemic on mental health hosted by the Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Foundation.


An extensive collection of online resources and links to services to support your mental health compiled by Alberta Health.


Counselling and online groups for Emotional Regulation, Anxiety & Depression

  • Call 780-757-0900


Free online evidence-based programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth providing strategies that support mental wellness.


Text4Hope is a tool that helps people identify and adjust the negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Cognitive behaviour therapy texts are sent to your phone for three months.

  • Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe.


Join us on NYE Dec 31 from 5-7pm as we party it up LIVE with DJ Johnny of Talent Productions! There will be chances to win some awesome prizes too! You don’t want to miss this FREE event! You don’t have to live in Inglewood to join the party! Invite your neighbours, families & friends to join the celebration!

Please register for this FREE event here:
Live-stream link:

We hope to see you there!

Inglewood Supportive Housing

The City of Edmonton is proposing the development of a 5-storey (30 unit) supportive housing development in Inglewood at the location of 12312 112 Avenue. This development will provide people who have experienced homeless with the support, safety, and stability they need to lead healthy and connected lives through on-site staff and wraparound services. 

The City wants to hear from you! They are planning a series of community engagement opportunities over the course of this summer to solicit community feedback on the project. These opportunities will include online surveys, digital community round tables, and larger format public engagement sessions. If you are interested in participating in the engagement process email or click on the link below to sign up for email updates and complete a survey.