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The Town of Cochrane Zero Waste Framework, in harmony with the Cochrane Sustainability Plan will allow us to achieve our Zero Waste goals through continuous planning and flexible and responsive program implementation. To learn more about the Town of Cochrane’s Zero Waste vision see Toward Zero Waste 2012, our Zero Waste Framework.
At their meeting May 25, 2015 Cochrane Council approved moving ahead with an organics diversion strategy, including curbside organics collection, to be implemented in April 2017. Watch for news and updates.
Seasonal Yard Waste Programs The Leaves & Grass/Garden Debris Drop Off at the Cochrane Eco Centre will reopen for the season on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015. Drop Off runs from April - Mid November each year.
The Tree Trimmings & Branches program continues to operate on a year round basis. Bring us your branches, trimmings and Christmas trees for mulching!
Pay-As-You-Throw Waste Disposal
Dispose of extra bagged household waste and miscellaneous small waste items (broken lawn chairs, old garden hoses etc.) for a small fee: $2 per bag or $20 per level truck load. This program lasts all year.
Food Waste Composting
Bring food waste to the Cochrane Eco Centre where it will be turned into high-quality garden and landscape compost! Acceptable items:
Fruit and vegetable peelings and waste
Tea bags, coffee filters and coffee grounds
Pasta, rice, bread
Meat bits and bones
Please bring your food waste in a sealed bucket or bag and empty into the designated bin. This program lasts all year.