Municipal Transfer Site

Commonly referred to as ‘The Dump’, the municipal transfer site is a well organized, smoothly run facility for disposal of your household or business refuse, and recycling.

Directions:

  1. Proceed from Highway 22 towards the Elbow River.
  2. Once over the river turn right at the 3-way stop, towards Wintergreen.
  3. After approximately 1 km you will see a sign for the Transfer Site on the left.
  4. Drive up to the top and you’re there.

Note that the dump has a one-way system, so once inside the gate turn immediately to the right. 

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday: 11:00 am to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

There is a charge for garbage (per bag) but recycling is free. Both residents and non-residents can use the site.

Accepted Materials:

Household Garbage

  • 1 tag-a-bag ticket per bag, or $2 for Rockyview taxpayers; others $3 per bag.

Tickets are $45 per book of 25 (savings of $5). For a large load, the fee is based on $30 for a level 8-foot truck.

Recyling:

  • Cardboard and mixed paper (including phone books)
  • Newspaper
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Electronics – TVs, computers and peripherals (see ‘E-Waste’ below)
  • Tires (rims removed)
  • Household plastics (must be clean: Household, beauty, and food containers only. No toys, industrial items, or Styrofoam)
  • Grass and leaves (seasonal)
  • Christmas trees (seasonal)
  • Cell phones (give to attendants – also see ‘E-Waste below)
  • Fridges and cooling units including water coolers; $20 charge for Freon removal (extra fee applies to these items)
  • Bunker bags, silage tarps, bale wrap (must be rolled)
  • Wire and binder twine (separate collections; ask attendants)
  • Empty agricultural pesticide containers (must be triple rinsed)
  • Hazardous materials – rechargeable batteries, paint, florescent bulbs, car batteries, propane tanks, toxic/flammable items, spray bombs (Ask attendants for more information)
  • Oil – motor oil (no mixtures)
  • Clothing (must be bagged – consider donating lightly used clothing)
  • Large bulky household items (e.g. furniture). A fee between $5 and $20 applies per piece, depending on size
  • Note there is no Take-It-Or-Leave-It scheme. There are other programs available for this in Cochrane and Calgary; contact Redwood Meadows about their new program.

Bottles and other drinks containers are not accepted. Please see the Bottle Depot page  for information on this.

Have more questions? Click here for more information.

Please note: The transfer site cannot accept large amounts of renovation and construction materials at this time. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to transport this material to an appropriate facility.

E-Waste
Check out the Electronic Recycling Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing electronic waste through the reuse and recycling of unwanted computers, laptops and related electronic equipment.