Organics collection is now bi-weekly.


The week of November 5-9, 2018 there is no organics collection.
To view or print your collection calendar check the Collection Calendar & Map.

Please note: We collect on ALL statutory holidays except Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Collection Tips


Lining and layering


Line the bottom and sides of your organics cart with newspaper/cardboard.This reduces the possibility of organics freezing to the cart when the temperature drops. Layering is even more important during the time of year when temperatures fluctuate frequently.

Keep it fluffy


Avoid packing contents of the cart down. Organic materials may become stuck in the cart and the truck may not be able to fully empty it.

Wrap it up


Wrap wet or smelly organics in soiled boxes (from cereal or crackers), paper bags or newspaper to help prevent them from freezing to the cart.
 

Accepted material

Wondering what you can include in your organics cart?


Background

On Monday September 26, 2016, Council approved amendments to the Waste Management Bylaw required to move forward with Cochrane's organics collection program. See the presentation.

Town of Cochrane is required by the City of Calgary to implement organic collection in order to continue using City of Calgary landfills.
 

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Did you know:


  • In 2015, Cochrane sent about 2,000 tonnes of organic waste to landfill — all material could have been turned into compost.
  • Organic waste in landfill releases methane, a greenhouse gas that is 23x more potent than carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere.
  • About 60% of the current waste in your garbage could actually be composted