Solid Waste and Recycling

Yard Waste

Reminder: The seasonal yard waste pick up program ends on October 31!

A proper fall yard cleanup puts you ahead of the game when spring arrives. Fall is here, which means it's time to clean up your yard and prepare for the cool days ahead. A little work now will lead to a big payoff when spring arrives. The most efficient way 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.

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

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 mail box at the front doors.
If there is a shortage, please contact us at 403.885.4677

Fall Clean Up

It's time to pre-register for Fall Clean-up!

Starting Oct. 13 - 16, 2020, Town crews will be picking up household 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.

Pick Up Schedule

Pick up for Fall Clean-up takes place Tuesday, Oct. 13 (after Thanksgiving long weekend) until Friday Oct. 16. All items must be placed for pick up on Oct 13.

Please pre-register your items by by calling 403-885-4677 on or before Friday, Oct. 9. Items not registered will be the responsibility of the property owner.

Transfer Station

The Town operates a solid waste transfer station for Blackfalds’ residents to dispose of their residential waste.

Hours of Operation

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

See Transfer Station document for details on materials that are accepted and those that are not accepted. See map to Transfer Station.

* Residential waste disposal outside of normal Transfer Station operating hours, and/or any commercial & industrial waste must be taken to the City of Red Deer Waste Management Facility located at 1709 - 40 Ave, Red Deer.

Solid Waste & Recycling Collection


Update - We are pleased to announce that our solid waste contractor will resume recycling pick-up starting July 6, 2020. We would like to thank residents for their patience, understanding, and cooperation during this time.

Blackfalds provides this collection every Tuesday through Friday of each week, including statutory holidays, with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Collection services are completed by a private collection contractor.

Carts must be placed out by 7 am on collection day and be brought back inside the property line 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 Cart Usage brochure and the Cart Collection Schedule map for full details on how to use your carts and to collection day for your residence.

See List of clean Recycling Materials accepted by the contractor.