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Recycling Within the MD of Foothills

Start the year out right and plan to recycle everything you can!

Foothills Regional Waste Management Facility is located on Highway 783 (16 Street E.), 5.5 Km south of Highway 7, 5 km north of Highway 543.
Phone: 403-938-5224

Recycling: Tonnage Fees may apply

  • Appliances: stoves, fridges, freezers, washers, dryers – no microwaves or built in dishwashers
  • Batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Green waste (leaves, grass, small branches) for composting
  • Propane bottles
  • Scrap metal
  • Wood (clean of all large metal, nails do not have to be removed)

No charge items:

  • Antifreeze, Glycol
  • Fluorescent Light bulbs
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Paint
  • Pesticide Containers (must be triple rinsed)
  • Tires
  • Used oil & used oil filters

Electronics Recycling (no charge):

  • Cell phones and cell phone batteries
  • Computer monitors, CPU’s, keyboards, cables, mice, speakers, laptops, notebook computers and printers
  • TV’s (No VCR’s or DVD’s accepted)

Foothills Regional Waste Management Facility
SE-32-19-29-W4M
Located on Highway 783 (16 Street E.), 5.5 Km south of Highway 7, 5 km north of Highway 543.
Ph: 403-938-5224

Town of High River
High River Firehall, corner of 12th Avenue & 5th Street
Ph: 403-652-2110

Town of Black Diamond/Town of Turner Valley
SE 17-20-2-W5M (16 St W & 402 Ave)
Chemlock Storage Facility located at the Black Diamond Transfer Station
Ph: 403-933-4944

Priddis Transfer Station
SE-29-22-3-W5M (264 St. W. & 178 Ave)
Ph: 403-938-5224

Town of Okotoks
Household Hazardous Waste only – No paint accepted
Okotoks Firehall – 132 Milligan Drive
Ph.: 403-938-4066 or 403-938-4404

Alberta’s Recycle Information Line at 1-800-463-6326
www.albertarecycling.ca

Salvage Centre

Phone 403-648-3764
Located at the Foothills Regional Waste Management facility, Hours of operation are the same as theLandfill Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you can’t use it, perhaps someone else could? There is no fee to leave good reusable items at the Salvage Centre. Donations accepted.

Quick Facts

Electronic Recycling

More than 46,000 metric tones of electronic waste have been recycled in Alberta since the program began in October 2004. This includes more than 750,000 computers, 460,000 printers, 830,000 monitors and 430,000 TV’s that have been diverted from landfills.
Source: www.albertarecycling.ca

Tire Recycling

Albertan’s recycle more than 17 kg’s of tires per person, more than any other provincial tire program.
Recycling 50,000 tonnes of tire material per year instead of buying it saves 384,000 cubic metres of landfill space.
Source: www.albertarecycling.ca

Paint Recycling

Since April 2008, over 3 million litres of waste paint (or 3,600 tonnes) have been collected and processed. More than 151 tonnes of paint containers have been recycled in the program since it began.
Source: Alberta Recycling

Contact Alberta’s Recycle Information Line at 1-800-463-6326
Links: www.albertarecycling.ca

Other Local Recycling Drop off Centre’s:

Please call your local drop off center for a list of accepted materials.

High River Recycling Depot

403-652-4657
Beside Bob Snodgrass Recreation Centre at 228-12 Avenue S.E.
Town of High River Recycling

Oilfields Recycling Centre

403-933-3303
Turner Valley & Black Diamond, 108 Royal Avenue N.E. (East of the firehall)
Turner Valley / Black Diamond Recycling

Okotoks Recycling Centre

403-938-2652
Okotoks Recycling
Okotoks 24 hour drop off bins located on the West side of Wal-Mart parking lot

Town of Nanton

403-646-2029
1914 -19 Avenue
Town of Nanton Recycling

City of Calgary Community Recycling Depots

Call 3-1-1 or 403-268-2489 if calling from outside of the Calgary
For a listing of community drop off sites visit:
Community Recycling Depots

Links

Town of High River www.highriver.ca
Town of Black Diamond www.town.blackdiamond.ab.ca
Town of Turner Valley www.turnervalley.ca
Town of Okotoks www.okotoks.ca
Town of Nanton www.town.nanton.ab.ca
Alberta Recycling Management Authority www.albertarecycling.ca
Recycling Council of Alberta www.recycle.ab.ca
SWANA Northern Lights Chapter www.swananorthernlights.org
Composting Council of Canada www.compost.org
APRA – Alberta Plastics Recycling Association www.recycleyourplastic.ca
Milk container recycling www.milkcontainerrecycling.com
Cell phone & battery recycling Call 2 Recycle www.call2recycle.org
Alberta Environment www.environment.alberta.ca

Source MD of Foothills

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