Waste & Recycling


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.
For a comprehensive list of what goes where in your carts, see our Waste, Recycling & Organics Guide.  


Residential Waste & Recycling Collection Schedule 

 Zone   Community
 Waste & Recycling Collection
 Zone Calendar
 1 Fireside
River Heights
 Monday  Zone 1 2017 Collection Calendar
 2 Cochrane Heights
Sunset Ridge
 Tuesday  Zone 2 2017 Collection Calendar
 3 Heritage Hills
West Valley
West Terrace
West Pointe
 Wednesday  Zone 3 2017 Collection Calendar
 4 Bow Ridge
Bow Ridge Estates
Bow Meadows
Crawford Ranch
Jumping Pound Ridge Estates
 Thursday  Zone 4 2017 Collection Calendar
 5 Downtown
East Cochrane
HWY 1A (Second & Third St W)
Riverside Place
 Friday  Zone 5 2017 Collection Calendar

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 at the Eco Centre.


Fun Facts

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.