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Garbage & Recycling

Garbage & Recycling Collection

Garbage (solid waste) and Recycling collection occur every Tuesday through Friday, including statutory holidays (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day) and are picked up by a waste collection contractor.

Carts must be placed out by 7 am on collection day and are required to be brought back inside the home owner's property following collection. 

All materials must be placed inside of the carts; additional boxes, bags or other items outside of the carts will not be collected. Please see the Waste & Recycling Map & Schedule to find out what day your garbage collection will be picked up.

View the Cart Usage brochure for full details on how to use and place your carts.

See the Accepted Recycling Materials list below.

Garbage & Recycling Programs

The seasonal yard waste pick-up program will be operating until October 2021.

Every year when spring arrives, get ahead of the game by cleaning up your yard and prepare for the warm days ahead. 

Between May and October weekly collection of yard waste also takes place on your designated collection day. Please see the Yard Waste Infographic for details.

The most efficient way to begin your spring cleanup is to start is at the top, by pruning trees, trimming hedges and cleaning gutters. After that, work your way down. Protect your deck by cleaning and staining it, close the pool and start composting. Finish on the ground with a little lawn maintenance, garden sweep and overall assessment.

Yard waste must be tagged with a Yard Waste label that is visible to the driver.  Free labels are available at the Town Office, located in the mailbox at the front doors.  If there is a shortage, please contact us at 403.885.4677


Twice a year, Town crews pick up household items and yard waste that are not typically put in the garbage. 

Please follow these guidelines:

  • Place all items for disposal on the edge of your property in your back lane. Items inside your property will not be picked up.
  • Sort items into piles of wood, metal, and dry ruble waste.
  • Grass, sod, and compost must be bagged or put in a manageable container.
  • Clean up is intended for household and yard waste only.
  • Construction waste, car parts, and hazardous waste will NOT be picked up.

Spring Clean Up Pick Up Schedule

Pick up for Spring Clean-up takes place during the week before May long weekend. All items must be placed for pick up on the Monday of that week.

Please pre-register your items by calling 403.885.4677. The deadline to register your address for spring cleanup is May 14, 2021.

Items not registered will be the responsibility of the property owner.

Fall Clean Up Pick Up Schedule

Pick up for Fall Clean-up takes place Tuesday, Oct. 12 (after Thanksgiving long weekend) until Friday Oct. 15. All items must be placed for pick up on Oct 12.

Please pre-register your items by calling 403-885-4677 on or before Friday, Oct. 8. 

Items not registered will be the responsibility of the property owner.

Please place recyclables in the blue carts only.


Plastics Identification Codes

Plastics Identification Codes  

Please note that plastic types 3-7 are currently not recyclable. When you place non-approved items in your blue bin, this can result in contamination of all recyclable items in your bin. This means that items that could have been processed for recycling no longer can be, and they will get landfilled. Things to keep out of the recycling:

  • Grass
  • Food and Liquid
  • Diapers
  • Styrofoam
  • Textiles (clothing, fabric material)
  • Glass 

Remember to leave at least 1 m (3 ft) around your carts so you can comfortably walk between and around them. For more information click here.

Blackfalds’ residents can dispose residential waste at the solid waste transfer station.

We are located at 5017 South St. See map.

Regular Hours of Operation

Tue - Sat from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


See Acceptable Materials and other information.

* Residential waste disposal not accepted or any commercial & industrial waste must be taken to the City of Red Deer Waste Management Facility located at 1709 - 40 Ave, Red Deer.

NEW RV Dump Station Open for 2021

The new 4-bay RV dump station is located east of the Wadey Centre at 4400 South St and is open for the season until Sept 30. 

There is no cost for using the dump station. 

Batteries in Garbage or Recycling Cause Fires

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                               

Batteries need to be disposed of as e-waste or hazardous waste so they can be carefully handled to prevent these fires.

 

Batteries pose a very serious fire risk when disposed of improperly. When batteries end up in the garbage or recycling they often get punctured or crushed, which can damage the separation between the cathode and anode, causing them to catch fire or explode.

In addition to the fire danger, batteries can also contain toxic chemicals, including lithium, cadmium, sulfuric acid and lead.

 

For these reasons DO NOT put batteries in the garbage or mix them in with your recycling.