Show All Answers
No. Carts are the property of the Town of Cochrane and are assigned to residences rather than people. Please do not take your carts with you when you move. If you need carts at your new residence, call the Waste and Recycling Hotline at 403-851-2277.
Call the Waste and Recycling Hotline at 403-851-2277 and we’ll help.
If your cart was not collected and you put your carts out for collection before 7 am on your collection day and followed all of the other pertinent guidelines, please call the Waste & Recycling Hotline at 403-851-2277.
Where you store your cart is up to you as long as you don’t leave it on the street. Residents with front street collection will find it easy to store the carts in their garage, on their front deck, or along the side of their house. Residents with alley collection can store their carts in their garage or against their back fence. Choose the storage location that works best for you. Please ensure your carts do not impede traffic and are not stored in a way that may be obtrusive to your neighbours. Carts need to be rolled out by 7am on your collection day and rolled back in by 7pm.
If your cart is damaged or missing, call the Waste and Recycling Hotline at 403-851-2277 immediately.
Damaged carts are repaired or replaced by our Eco Centre team within a week of your call.
Missing carts generally find their way back to the resident within a week. If your cart has been missing for over a week, a replacement cart will be issued at the expense of the property owner.
If you have excess waste you have 3 options:
1. Purchase "Town of Cochrane - Excess waste bags" put your waste in the bags and place it beside your waste cart on your collection day. Bags can be purchased at the Cochrane RancheHouse, Operational Facilities, or at the Cochrane Eco Centre during regular operational hours for $3 each.
2. The Cochrane Eco Centre (50 Griffin Industrial Point) accepts clear bagged household waste for $3/bag. All recycling and organics must be removed prior to disposal.
3. If you have excess waste on a regular basis you can make arrangements for an additional waste cart; a set up fee and an additional monthly charge will apply. Please call the Waste and Recycling Hotline at 403-851-2277 for details.
Use your waste cart for bagged household waste such as:
Don't put the following items out for waste collection by the Town or its contractor:
For more information call the Waste & Recycling Hotline at 403-851-2277.
Paper coffee cups go into the organics cart. Styrofoam coffee cups go to the Eco Centre. Mixed material coffee cups go into the garbage.
Plastic coffee cup lids, straws and stoppers go into the waste cart.
Clean, dry coffee cup warmers go into the recycling cart.
Please start carrying and using a to-go-cup. Many local coffee shops provide discounts when you bring your own cup.
Food scraps like coffee grounds, dairy products, meat, fish bones, nuts and shells, fruit, vegetables, rotten food, expired condiments, etc.
Plants and yard waste like grass clippings, weeds, flowers, leaves, dirt, soil and sod up to 10kg, branches less than 6" diameter and 36" long, etc.
Paper products that touched food like flour and sugar bags, greasy pizza boxes, paper towel, tissues and napkins, paper muffin wrappers, etc.
Natural Fibers like hair, nail clippings, wooden toothpicks, shopsticks, popsicle sticks, cotton balls, dryer lint, sawdust, etc.
Pet products like animal bedding, bird seed, kitty litter, pet food, pet fur, feathers and pet waste in certified compostable bags tied closed.
The Town of Cochrane Eco Centre accepts expanded polystyrene for recycling. We accept the following types of foam:•Clean white furniture and appliance packing foam•Packing foam peanuts (bagged)•Foam servingware: cups, plates, take out containers, meat trays and egg cartons
•No spray foam, textile or furniture foam (i.e. pillows, mattress foam)•Please ensure that all styrofoam is clean and free of tape, labels and wrap.
The Town of Cochrane Eco Centre, located at 50 Griffin Industrial Point accepts;
Fridges, freezers and water coolers for a $40 fee each.
Stoves, washers, dryers and dishwashers for a $30 fee each.
Microwaves and hot water tanks for a $15 fee each.
Home Reno Heaven in Cochrane also accepts working appliances less than 10 years old at 136 Charlesworth Avenue. Call them at 403-851-1117.
Cochrane Bottle Depot205 Railway Street East. Phone: 403-932-4399.
Like most municipalities, the Town of Cochrane collects fees from residents and businesses in order to finance waste, recycling and organics collection services. These rates are adjusted as required to reflect the costs associated with offering curbside collection services. Currently, all households pay $20.55 /month. All households and businesses in Cochrane also pay an Eco Centre fee of $5.00 /month for the operation of the Town of Cochrane Eco Centre and Special Waste Programming.