The Town of Cochrane Eco Centre is located at 50 Griffin Industrial Point.
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The Eco Centre is open, with attendants onsite, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. The Eco Centre is closed on all statutory holidays.
The Town of Cochrane Eco Centre accepts a wide range of materials for recycling. Check the web page for a complete list, including special and seasonal programs.
The Town of Cochrane Eco Centre accepts Styrofoam (expanded polystyrene) from Cochrane Residents only – look for the “Foam” recycling window along the back of the Eco Centre building. We accept the following types of foam: • Clean white 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) or insulation foam (pink/blue) and NO compressed foam (bike helmets, car seats)
• Please ensure that all styrofoam is clean and free of tape, labels and wrap.
The Cochrane Eco Centre accepts clean Styrofoam/foam meat trays, egg cartons and foam take-out containers for recycling from Cochrane residents only – look for the “Foam” recycling window along the back of the Eco Centre building. Please ensure that the trays and containers have been washed and all labels, tape and wrap are removed. Do not put any type of Styrofoam/foam in your residential recycling cart as those materials are hauled to a facility that cannot process these products.
You can take your broken small appliances to the Cochrane Eco Centre, located at 50 Griffin Industrial Point and put them into the E-Waste cage. For larger appliances like a fridge, stove, washer, dryer, air conditioner, microwave, hot water tank, water cooler or freezer a charge will apply. For more information call the Waste & Recycling Hotline at 403-851-2277 ext. 3.
For working used appliances, Home Reno Heaven may accept them but please call first to check their capacity 403-851-1117.
No, the Cochrane Eco Centre does not accept or recycle mattresses or boxsprings. RE-MATT in Calgary does though (403-918- 6411).
No, the Cochrane Eco Centre does not take used furniture. There are various re-use programs in Cochrane and area that might take your used furniture for a donation, otherwise it needs to go to a landfill outside of Cochrane.