The Town of Cochrane Zero Waste Framework, in harmony with the Cochrane Sustainability Plan will allow us to achieve our Zero Waste goals through continuous planning and flexible and responsive program implementation. To learn more about the Town of Cochrane’s Zero Waste vision see Toward Zero Waste 2012, our Zero Waste Framework.
Households in Cochrane can expect delivery of their new green organics carts and small kitchen catcher bins starting March 27. Organics collection starts the week of April 17. Find out more!
For a comprehensive list of what goes where in your Waste, Recycling and Organics carts, see our A-Z What Goes Where booklet.
Pay-As-You-Throw Waste Disposal
Dispose of extra bagged household waste and miscellaneous small waste items (broken lawn chairs, old garden hoses etc.) for a small fee: $2 per bag or $20 per level truck load. This program lasts all year.
Food Waste Composting
Bring food waste to the Cochrane Eco Centre where it will be turned into high-quality garden and landscape compost! Acceptable items:
Fruit and vegetable peelings and waste
Tea bags, coffee filters and coffee grounds
Pasta, rice, bread
Meat bits and bones
Please bring your food waste in a sealed bucket or 100% compostable bag and empty into the designated bin. This program lasts all year.