Solid Waste and Recycling

Solid Waste & Recycling Collection

Solid Waste and Recycling collection occurs weekly every Tuesday through Friday, including statutory holidays (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day) and are collected by waste collection contractor.

Carts must be placed out by 7 am on collection day and 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 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.

Yard Waste Collection Program

Reminder: The seasonal yard waste pick up program starts Tuesday, May 4!

A proper spring yard cleanup puts you ahead of the game for the summer. Spring is here, which means it's time to clean up your yard and prepare for the warm days ahead. 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 Infographic 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

Spring Clean Up

Every year in May, Town crews pick up household and yard waste not typically put in the garbage. The deadline for registration is May 14. 

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 Spring Clean-up takes place the week before May long weekend May 17 - May 21. All items must be placed for pick up on the Monday of that week.

Please pre-register your items by calling 403-885-4677. Items not registered will be the responsibility of the property owner.

RV Dump Station

NEW RV Dump Station Open for 2021

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

There is no cost for using the dump station.

Transfer Station

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

Regular 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.

Recycling

Plastics Identification Codes

Plastics Identification Codes

Remember to place recyclables in the blue carts only. 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.

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 PLEASE don’t put batteries in the garbage or mix them in with your recycling.