Solid Waste and Recycling
The Town operates a solid waste transfer station for Blackfalds’ residents to dispose of their residential waste.
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Transfer Station hours of operation for Wed., Apr 1 - Fri., Apr 3 will be 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and closed on Saturday and Sunday April 4 - 5, respectively.
Effective Monday April 6, the station's hours will change to Mon - Fri from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. until further notice.
See Transfer Station document for details on materials that are accepted and those that are not accepted. See map to Transfer Station.
* All commercial & industrial waste must be taken to the City of Red Deer Waste Management Facility at 1709 - 40 Ave.
Solid Waste & Recycling Collection
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. The collection service has been contracted to 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.
The list of clean Recycling Materials accepted by the contractor include:
-Newspaper and inserts, magazines and catalogues.
-White writing and computer paper.
-Greeting cards and non-foil gift wrap.
-Junk mail, paper bags, envelopes, paper egg cartons, paperback and hard cover books and phone books.
**Shredded paper is only accepted if in clear plastic bags.
-Flattened corrugated cardboard boxes (when flattened boxes must be no larger than 36 inches square).
-Flattened cereal and food boxes (remove and discard inside liner).
-Flattened shoe boxes.
-Milk cartons (rinse with water and flatten).
Metals (emptied and rinsed)
-Clean tin cans (soup, juice, etc.).
-Aluminium containers (pie plates).
-Aluminium cans (beverages).
-NO loose lids off the cans (trap the lids inside the cans please).
Plastics (emptied and rinsed)
-Pop, beverage bottles, milk jugs.
(*these items have refundable deposits that you can collect when you return them to your local recycling depot. They are acceptable for collection if you choose not to return them to a depot for refund)
What is NOT Acceptable for Recycling
-Paper towels or tissues
-Ceramics, china, glass, light bulbs or mirrors
-Styrofoam packaging of any kind
-Hypodermic needles, syringes or medical supplies
-Film plastics (black garbage bags, grocery bags, stretch and shrink wraps, etc.)
-NO liquids of any kind (ie. motor oils, cooking oils, paint, etc.)
-Household decor (carpets, rugs, curtains, etc.)
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.
Waste Management Plan
Solid Waste Management Bylaw 1167/13
City of Red Deer Landfill
Cosmos Bottle Depot
Recycling Council of Alberta
Be a Playground Helper - Learn About Recycling