Waste & Recycling

The County has eight solid-waste transfer sites that accept household waste and recyclables.  Hours that the various sites are open have been determined by local demand and vary.  However, most are open to the public 16 hours each week.  General household garbage is to be placed in the bins. These bins are hauled to the Redcliff Cypress Regional Landfill where the material is covered daily.  

Door to door garbage pick-up is only available in Desert Blume and Irvine.  

Desert Blume $31.60 - residential per 2 months Wednesday set out by 7:00 A.M.
Irvine $8.00 - residential per 2 months Wednesday set out by 9:00 A.M.
Irvine $12.00 - commercial per 2 months Wednesday set out by 9:00 A.M.

Tree branches must be cut into 4 ft lengths to ensure they will fit into garbage bins at the transfer sites.  Certain items are to be separated and placed in the designated area for recycling or safe, environmentally responsible disposal.  These include appliances, automobile bodies, batteries, oil and oil filters, paint cans containing paint, electronics and tires.  

Recyclable household items may be collected at the following transfer sites:
Irvine and Hilda - cardboard, paper, plastic and tin
Seven Persons - cardboard, paper and plastic
Dunmore, Elkwater and Schuler - cardboard and paper
Suffield and Walsh - cardboard and plastic

The Waste Bylaw has more details.  

Regional Landfill Passcards
When the local waste transfer site is closed, or for larger loads, residents can haul their refuse to the Redcliff Cypress Regional Landfill.  Residents can request a Landfill Pass Card from the County office, which allows them to haul into the landfill, without paying scale charges, to a maximum of $252 per year.