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.
Bi-weekly organics collection starts mid-October. Collection days vary by zone. Find your Fall/Winter collection schedule here.
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 at the Eco Centre.
Purchase a few excess waste bags ($3 each) at the RancheHouse, Operational Services or the Eco Centre for those times when you may have more than two units of waste.
Place leaves, grass, branches and tree trimmings in your organics bin. For larger quantities you can take them to the Eco Centre from April to November at no extra charge.
Cochrane is one the few communities that takes Styrofoam (expanded polystyrene) for recycling.