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Garbage and Recycling

Crossfield residents receive garbage and recycling services from the following:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your weekly collection, call the Town Administration Office at (403) 946-5565.

Weekly Recycling Cart Collection

Blue carts are collected on Thursdays. Every home is assigned a blue recycling bin and these bins stay with the home. The bin should be placed in its proper location the night before or by 7 a.m. on Thursdays.

For more information on cart placement and acceptable and non-acceptable materials, see below:

The fee for curbside recycling is $19.50 bi-monthly, billed to residents’ bi-monthly utility bills. The fee for commercial recycling is $10.65 bi-monthly.

Weekly Garbage Cart Collection

Black bins are used for garbage collection. Garbage pickup happens town-wide on Wednesdays. Residents are to ensure the bin is placed in its proper location by 7 a.m.

NOTE: The new service provider - C&S Disposal - may change the route it follows, and some residents may notice a change to the time their cart is picked-up. 

The charge for garbage pickup is $31bi-monthly, billed to residents’ bi-monthly utility bills.

This charge may be waived for commercial and industrial businesses; however, a copy of a written contract with an alternate service provider must be provided to the Town office.

  • Garbage pickup day will be established by the service provider but may be subject to change from time-to-time;
  • Garbage is to be placed in plastic garbage bags and placed in black garbage-specific containers;
  • No bundle, barrel, bag or container of garbage may exceed the weight of 50 pounds or 22 kilograms;
  • Animal excrement must be placed in a separate plastic bag; and,
  • Garbage is to be set out at the property line at the rear of the property where back alleys are present and at the front property line where no back alleys are present.

Garbage and Recycling Fees 

 

Recycling  Depot

Curbside Recycling

Garbage Pickup

Residential

N/A

 $19.50

$31

Commercial and Industrial

$10.65 

 N/A

$31**

 ** Weekly garbage pick-up may be waived for commercial and Industrial businesses if the businesses provide to the Town Administration office a copy of their written contract with an alternate service provider confirming garbage pick-up services will be provided by a private firm.

Waste Transfer Site and Recycling Depot

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the Crossfield Transfer Station & Recycling Depot is still open and operational - but public access is limited. Contact Airdrie Waste Management (403) 945-1492 when you arrive - an employee will open the gates. 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Transfer Site and Recycling Depot is located at 12 Laut Crescent. Fees for use of the transfer site are:

  • Per bag - to a maximum of five bags: $2
  • Half-ton truck load: $16
  • Over half-ton truck load: $31
  •  Applicances (fridge, freezers and water coolers):  $28 (removal of freon)
  • Use of the recycling depot is free.

Acceptable transfer site material:

  • Household waste
  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Mixed paper
  • Metal
  • Clear glass (no ceramics, light bulbs, mirrors)
  • Automotive batteries
  • Used engine oil and filters
  • Electronic waste (Alberta’s Electronic Recycling Program)
    • Alberta Recycling Management Authority has expanded the electronics recycling with a two-year electronics pilot program to include audio visual equipment, telecom, cell phone, electronic gaming equipment and small home appliances. 
  • Appliances (For fridges, freezers and water coolers, there is a $28 charge for freon removal)
  • Grass and leaves (seasonal)
  • Christmas trees (seasonal)
  • Branches - less than six inches in diameter (No stumps. These are to be placed out with garbage.)
  • Cell phones
  • Paint and aerosol cans
  • Styrofoam
  • All plastic recycling materials #1-7
  • Food waste

Acceptable recycling materials are the same as curbside recycling. In addition, residents can also bring branches, leaves and organic compost to the recycle depot. For a full list of materials accepted by the recycling program, see the following.

Transfer Site/Recycling Depot hours

Summer Hours (May 1 - Sept. 30)

Winter Hours (Oct. 1 - April 30)

Monday     10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday     10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday 12 to 7 p.m.

Thursday    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday        10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Sundays and statutory holidays

Monday     10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday     10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday        10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Sundays and statutory holidays

 

Electronics Recycling

A bin for electronics is available at the Transfer Site for eligible electronics under Alberta's Electronic Recycling Program. 

Acceptable electronics for recycling:

  • computers, servers
  • monitors - flat screen
  • laptop computers
  • desktop computers
  • multi-function printers
  • computer speakers
  • mouse
  • keyboards
  • computer cables
  • televisions (all sizes)
  • combo televisions

Effective Sept. 13, 2020: Alberta Recycling Management Authority has expanded the electronics recycling with a two-year electronics pilot program to include audio visual equipment, telecom, cell phone, electronic gaming equipment and small home appliances.

Please contact Airdrie Waste Management (AWM) directly at (403) 945-1492 or the Town office at (403) 946-5565 with any questions or e-mail us for further information.