Waste, Recycling & Organics

MY COCHRANE COLLECTION

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Missed Collection?

Black, blue and green carts are collected on your scheduled collection days between 7am and 7pm.  In order for your cart to be collected it must;

  1. be rolled out by 7am;
  2. have 1 metre perimeter of space around each; 
  3. have the lid closed; and
  4. be free of contamination (items in the wrong cart).

If your cart met all requirements but was not collected please call us at 403-851-2277 ext. 3 with your name, address, phone number and colour of cart missed.  We will call you back by the next business day. 

Excess Waste Bag

For extra waste, residents may purchase Town of Cochrane excess waste bags ($3 each) at the RancheHouse, Operational Services or the Eco Centre to set out beside their waste cart on collection day. No extra waste will be collected curbside unless it is contained within a Town of Cochrane excess waste bag. 


Pay-As-You-Throw Waste Disposal at the Eco Centre

Dispose of extra household waste and miscellaneous small waste items (broken lawn chairs, old garden hoses etc.) for a small fee: $3 per bag or $30 per level truck load. Waste must be contained within a clear or semi-transparent bag.  Bags must be transparent enough to allow the Eco Centre attendant to determine if a bag contains recyclable or organic material.  No recyclable or organic material will be accepted in PAYT.  This program runs all year at the Eco Centre.

The Town of Cochrane provides curbside collection of residential waste, recycling and organics.  Each eligible household receives three carts; a black cart for waste, a blue cart for recycling and a green cart for organics.  Please see the links to the left for detailed information on what will be accepted for collection in each cart.  The Waste Management Bylaw requires three stream diversion from all properties receiving collection.