Altona’s Spring Clean Up

Well folks, it’s that time of year again! Spring Clean-Up is upon us here in Altona.

Spring Clean Up Week will be happening May 4th – 9th, starting with the Town-Wide Giveaway Day on Saturday, May 4th.

Altona’s Giveaway Day – Saturday May 4th

Step One:

Gather up any reusable, unwanted items that are taking up space in your home, such as books, toys, furniture, tools, sporting goods, kitchen gadgets, clothing, etc.

Step Two:

Place “FREE” on each item and put them at the curb.

Step Three:

Everyone is invited to cruise the curbs and shop for free!

Step Four:

Remove leftover items from the curb by Sunday or leave them at the curb, in separated piles, to be picked up the following week as part of Spring Clean-up week.

Town of Altona Spring Clean-Up Week

This year, the annual Town of Altona Spring Clean-Up will be held May 6th to 9th.

Monday, May 6th: Southwest corner

Tuesday, May 7th: Northwest corner

Wednesday, May 8th: Northeast corner

Thursday, May 9th: Southeast corner

Please place items at the curb by 7 am on your designated day, sorted into separate bundles or containers, i.e. wood, steel, branches or garbage. Small scraps should be placed in boxes or bags. Mixed loads will not be picked up.

The following items will not be picked up:

  • E-Waste including Microwave ovens, TV’s, Computers, etc. (instead, take directly to Blue Sky Opportunities)
  • Paper, plastics, cans, glass containers, etc. that are normally recycled.
  • Fluorescent light tubes (instead, drop off at Sun Valley Co-op)
  • Grass clippings, leaves and compost material (instead, set out for regular Curbside Compost Service)
  • Appliances that   use   refrigerant   such   as   freezers,   refrigerators   and   air conditioners and dehumidifiers.
  • Household hazardous waste including Antifreeze, Oil Solvents, Large or small propane tanks, pesticide containers/sprayers (full or empty), batteries and paint, paint cans, & painting accessories (paint depot located at Sun Valley Co-op)
  • Any construction material generated by contractors and/or renovations

The Town of Altona Public Works can refuse and/or limit amount picked up. (unsorted, unsanitary, or excessive amounts)

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 204-324-6439

The Town of Altona is now on Facebook!

The Town of Altona has officially launched its social media presence! You can find us on Facebook at, or on Instagram @townofaltona.

Follow us for updates about initiatives, projects and events in and around Altona!

NE Corner Recycling/Garbage Pick-up Change

Due to the holiday, residents in the Northeast corner will have their recycling picked up on Thursday, April 18th, and garbage and compost will be picked up on Tuesday, April 23rd.


We are looking for an organization, group, or individual who wants to dive in to this great opportunity!  The Altona Aquatic Centre needs a concession operator the 2019 summer season – June 8th – September 1st.

For more information, please contact Ron Epp, Recreation Services Manager at

Ph: 204-324-9005 or email at

Town of Altona Welcomes Sarah Radmore as Community Development Officer

A smiling woman is leaning against a flag pole in front of a building, which reads "Altona Civic Centre"
Photo courtesy of Lori Penner.

Altona resident Sarah Radmore started in the position of Community Development Officer on April 9, 2019. Ms. Radmore was chosen by a selection committee of staff and Council.

“This is my dream job,”  said Sarah. “I’m grateful that I have been selected to join the Town of Altona team, and am looking forward to getting started on community projects and initiatives.”

Sarah Radmore was born and raised in southwestern Ontario, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Windsor. In 2015, Sarah moved to Winnipeg in order to work in the Student Residences department at the University of Manitoba, where she focused on building community, mentoring leaders, and communicating with the student population via social media. Since relocating to Altona in May of 2018, Sarah has been seeking involvement in the community, and will now bring her experience and knowledge of community building and social media marketing to her new role. Among other responsibilities, the Community Development Officer will be developing a communication plan to promote Altona and enhance the Town’s online presence.

“Town Council is enthused about the arrival of Sarah to join and complete our management team,” said Mayor Al Friesen. “The search process allowed us to review and more clearly define the role of Community Development Officer, and we are confident that Sarah’s skills are a good fit with our community and council expectations.”


Year-Round Curbside Compost Collection Service

Town of Altona residents can now expect their compostable waste picked up at the curb all year long.  All compostable yard waste and kitchen waste will be accepted.  A green outdoor bin will be provided to each household, as well as a small kitchen pail for collecting food scraps.

We are pleased to announce sponsorship agreements to help offset the costs of the containers with Border Redi Mix Inc. / Derksen Trucking Ltd. in support of the green outdoor bins and with Access Credit Union in support of the kitchen pails. Until the new bins and pails are distributed, we invite you to use your own containers or paper yard waste bags for compost collection.

Starting on April 16th 2019, pick up will occur weekly until early November, at which time pick-up will continue monthly throughout the winter. The pick-up schedule will now run in conjunction with the garbage/recycling schedule (eg. Residents living in the SE corner of town will have compost, garbage & recycling pickup on Tuesdays).

More information regarding the compost program is available here, on the Compost page of the town website.

A group of nine people stand around a large green bin on wheels, which says "Altogether Altona". On top of this bin is a smaller green pail which reads "Access Credit Union".
Lionel Ewbank of Access Credit Union (centre-left), Councillor Siemens (centre-right) and members of the Altona Community Action Network pose with sample kitchen compost pail.
Four people stand with a large green compost bin which says Altogether Altona. Two of the people, a man and a woman, are shaking hands above the bin.
Norma Derksen and Bill Derksen of Border Redi Mix Inc. / Derksen Trucking Ltd (left), and Councillors Siemens and Letkeman (right) pose with sample outdoor compost bin.