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

Multi-unit properties receive waste and recycling collection services through private contractors managed by condo associations and property management firms. WIthout a recycling program in place, 22 to 45% of the material disposed of in a waste dumpster at a multi-unit property is actually recyclable material.

The Town of Cochrane Multi-unit Organics Requirement

With the amended Waste Management Bylaw, all multi-unit properties are required to have on-site Recycling and Organics.

If the multi-unit property you live at seems to be struggling to implement their organics program or you would like some complimentary organics communications materials to give out to your neighbors (brochures, posters, dumpster decals) contact us at:

Contact Town of Cochrane Waste & Recycling Services:
Ph: 403-851-2277 
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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 filters, oil containers, grease and used cooking oils, food waste, bicycles, clothing and books. All of these programs are funded by that $5/month fee.

Contact Town of Cochrane Waste & Recycling Services:
Phone: 403-851-2277
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