Recycling Collection

Please have carts out by 7am on your collection day.

Acceptable Material

For a comprehensive list of what goes where in your Waste, Recycling and Organics carts, see our A-Z What Goes Where booklet.

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Exceptions to glass recycling:
  • Mixed materials - glass and plastic or glass and aluminum
  • Small amount of glass attached to a label
  • Non-food glass (for example, candlestick base)
  • Wine glass bottoms 
  • Metal - food cans and foil
  • Glass - bottles, jars and broken pieces
  • Cardboard - flat boxes, food boxes, rolls etc.
  • Mixed paper - coloured paper, flyers, envelopes, magazines, wrapping paper, paper coffee cups etc.
  • Beverage containers - plastic bottles, pop/beer cans, tetra packs, milk cartons/jugs
  • Plastic Containers - Numbered 1-7 (no styrofoam, styrofoam can go to Eco Centre)
  • Plastic bags and wrap - must be bagged and bundled
  • Shredded paper - must be in a clear plastic bag 
All materials must be clean and free of debris.

DO NOT PLACE THESE MATERIALS IN YOUR Recycling Cart
  • EPS (Styrofoam - clean white packing foam) - please take to the Cochrane Eco Centre
  • Any recyclable materials that are not reasonably clean
  • Household garbage
DO NOT PLACE THESE MATERIALS IN YOUR Organics cart
  • aluminum
  • animal carcasses
  • bricks or stones
  • ceramics or glass
  • cigarette butts/ashes
  • clothing
  • diapers
  • dirt or topsoil
  • feminine products
  • garbage
  • glossy paper
  • hazardous waste
  • liquids
  • lumber
  • medical waste
  • metal
  • plastic bags or containers
  • plastic straws
  • plastic wine corks
  • styrofoam
  • tree stumps
Fees
Like most municipalities, the Town of Cochrane collects fees from residents and businesses in order to finance waste and recycling services. These rates are adjusted as required to reflect the costs associated with offering waste and recycling services. Currently, all households receiving curbside waste and recycling collection pay $21.55 per month.

All households and businesses in Cochrane also pay an Eco Centre fee of $5 per month for the operation of the Town of Cochrane Eco Centre and special waste programs.

Additional Carts
Would you like an additional recycling or waste cart? Please contact the utilities department at 403-851-2521. Additional fees apply.

Have more recycling than fits in your cart?  Bring to the Cochrane Eco Centre

Additional Information

  • Heritage Hills
  • Sunset Ridge
  • Riversong
  • River Heights
  • Fireside


  • Heritage Hills
  • Sunset Ridge
  • Riversong
  • River Heights
  • Fireside


  • Heritage Hills
  • Sunset Ridge
  • Riversong
  • River Heights
  • Fireside

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