Property managers and condo boards

Multi-unit properties represent 15 to 18% of the residential dwellings in Cochrane  — just over 1,500 residential units.

Multi-unit properties receive waste, recycling and organics collection services through private contractors managed by condo associations and property management firms. WIthout recycling/organics programs in place, 50 to 80% of the material disposed of in a waste dumpster at a multi-unit property is actually recyclable and organics material.

The tools here will help you plan and implement recycling and organics programs for  your building/complex (all multi-unit properties needed an organics program in place by September 30, 2018). If your building does not have recycling or organics currently in place and you would like to  meet with a Waste & Recycling staff please contact us:
Ph: 403-851-2277 or 
contact us.


Use this guide as a reference tool to meet program requirements, and remember  that Town of Cochrane Waste & Recycling Services is here to help.

Your Step-By-Step Guide: Multi-Unit Organics Guidebook


Once you have a recycling/organics collection contractor, you’re ready to submit your plan  to Town of Cochrane Waste & Recycling Services.

Print this form, then send to Waste & Recycling Services:
Mail: Town of Cochrane Waste & Recycling Services
101 RancheHouse Rd
Cochrane AB
T4C 2K8

Find a Waste & Recycling Collector

All companies on this list have been reviewed by the Town of Cochrane Waste & Recycling Services to ensure the materials they collect are hauled to legitimate disposal and processing facilities.

Waste, Recycling and Organics Collection Companies:  there are several active waste and recycling collection companies offering services to multi-unit properties in Cochrane. Whether it is front load dumpsters, carts or compactors, sorted or co-mingled — our list has a recycler that can meet your needs!

Mandatory materials: the Town of Cochrane Waste Management Bylaw specifies what materials must be included in your new multi-unit property recycling program.

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What is the Eco Centre Fee that my Multi-unit property already pays to the Town of Cochrane?

 All multi-unit properties, households and businesses in Cochrane pay an Eco Centre fee of $5 per month for the operation of the Town of Cochrane Eco Centre and Special Waste programming. The Cochrane Eco Centre accepts everything from excess recycling, household batteries (rechargeable, alkaline and automotive), propane tanks (all sizes), fluorescent light tubes, CFL’s, household hazardous waste (chemicals), paint, aerosols, electronics,scrap metal, glass, styrofoam, leaves & grass, tree trimmings, Christmas Trees, printer cartridges, eye glasses, used motor oil, oil filtres, oil containers, grease, used cooking oils, food waste, bicycles, clothing and books. All of these programs are funded by that $5/month fee.

Other information
Material accepted at the Cochrane Eco Centre