Solid Waste and Recycling

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. 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.

RV Dump Station

NEW RV Dump Station

The construction of a 4-bay RV dump NE of the Wadey Centre has now been completed. The existing RV dump at Arena is now closed.

The new RV dump station will begin operating starting May 1, 2021 until Sept 30 annually.

Recycling

Plastics Identification Codes

Plastics Identification Codes

Remember to place recyclables in the blue carts only.
 
Please note that plastic types 3-7 are not recyclable.
 
Things to keep out of the recycling:
  • Grass
  • Food and Liquid
  • Diapers
  • Styrofoam
  • Textiles (clothing, fabric material)
 
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.

Transfer Station

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

Holiday Hours of Operations

Dec. 24-28 Closed

Dec. 29-31 Open

Jan. 1 Closed

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.

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.

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

Every year you can pre-register for Fall Clean-up

Every year in October, 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 the week after Thanksgiving long weekend until the following Friday Oct. 16. All items must be placed for pick up on the Monday of that week.

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