Business Waste & Recycling

The Town of Cochrane encourages all businesses to embrace sustainable waste management practices that are consistent with both the Cochrane Sustainability Plan and Towards Zero Waste, Cochrane’s Zero Waste Framework. Here are some resources to help you manage your business waste.

In spring 2014, the City of Calgary approved their Industrial, Commercial and Institution Waste Diversion Strategy. The strategy impacts all Cochrane businesses and institutions. Regardless of your size or type of business you need to work with your landlord and property manager to ensure that you are meeting your waste and recycling obligations.

What you need to know?
Phase 1: By February 2016 your business must have a Paper & Cardboard recycling program. Failure to do so will result in higher fees from your waste collection company. Speak with your current collector or visit our Waste & Recycling Collection Options for more resources.
Phase 2: By 2018 your business must have an Organics diversion program, meaning all food or yard waste generated by your business must be diverted from landfill. 
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Cochrane Waste Assessment & Education Services
Looking for ways to reduce your business's waste? Not sure where to begin? The Town of Cochrane is happy to provide an onsite waste assessment to help you achieve your waste management and waste reduction goals. Call us at 403-851-2277 or email us to make arrangements for your no-charge assessment.
Cochrane Eco Centre

Businesses in the Town of Cochrane are welcome to use the Cochrane Eco Centre, which accepts a wide range of materials for recycling and reuse.