Business Waste, Recycling & ORGANICS

Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) Waste Diversion Implementation Plan

The Town of Cochrane has set a goal to divert 80% of waste sent to the landfill by 2020 and ICI sector is included in the Zero Waste Framework (adopted by Town Council in 2012) which outlines how to reach this goal.

As per the City of Calgary’s Waste Diversion Strategy, landfills have started banning loads of garbage containing paper and cardboard and will ban loads of garbage containing organics Fall of 2019.  

Since most waste from Cochrane goes to Calgary landfills, it is imperative that we are consistent with the new Calgary requirements.


The Town of Cochrane is developing a local Waste Diversion Strategy that aligns with The City of Calgary and addresses the unique qualities of Cochrane’s ICI community.  Please complete the online survey and provide your input/feedback to develop our own ICI Waste Diversion Program. Take our Business Waste Management survey now!

Visit our Waste & Recycling Collection Options for more resources.

Cochrane Waste Assessment & Education Services

Looking for ways to reduce your business's waste? Not sure where to begin? The Town of Cochrane is happy to provide an onsite waste assessment to help you achieve your waste management and waste reduction goals. Call us at 403-851-2277 or email us to make arrangements for your no-charge assessment.

Cochrane Eco Centre

Businesses in the Town of Cochrane are welcome to use the Cochrane Eco Centre, which accepts a wide range of materials for recycling and reuse.