Multi-unit Collection

Town of Cochrane Council adopted the Zero Waste Framework in 2012.

The overall vision is Zero Waste, with the interim goal of 80% of waste diverted from landfill by 2020. The strategy includes waste generated at multi-unit properties as well.

In June 2014, Town of Cochrane Council approved an amendment to the Waste Management Bylaw requiring all multi-unit properties to provide on-site recycling for their residents.

On April 09, 2018 Town of Cochrane Council approved an amendment to the Waste Management Bylaw requiring all multi-unit properties to provide on-site organics for their residents.

The intention of the amendments is to reach the diversion goals set by the Zero Waste Framework and ensure that Cochrane residents living in apartment complexes, condos and unserviced townhome complexes have access to convenient recycling and organics services just like single family homes in Cochrane.

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Timeline for Multi-unit Waste, Recycling and Organics Plans

On or before June 30th, 2018:

The Owner or Manager of a Multi-residential Premises must submit a written “Waste, Recycling and Organic Collection Plan” outlining the plans for collection, storage and disposal of Waste, Recyclable and Organics Material in accordance with this Bylaw on or before June 30th, 2018 and whenever significant changes are made to the waste, recycling and organics program for that Multi-unit property.

Property owners or managers can submit a Multi-unit Waste, Recycling and Organics Plan here.



On or before September 30, 2018:

All multi-unit properties in Cochrane must have on-site Organics programs implemented

The Owner or Manager of a Multi-residential Premises must ensure that Waste, Recyclable and Organics Material emanating from the Premises is collected, stored and disposed of in accordance with the Waste, Recycling and Organics Plan in place for that Premises and that all residents are notified in writing of the requirements for waste, recycling and organics within 30 days of moving in.

Information, tools and resources
For property managers and condo boards: get your Step-by-Step Guide and more!

For residents: stay informed!