Go Green Community Programs
Green Box Recycling Program
On June 1, 2011 the Town of Innisfail commenced a Town-wide recycling pickup program with community groups delivering our green recycling containers to eligible residences. To learn more about the overall community waste management, go here. Download the following for reference information on what is accepted to recycle in the Town of Innisfail:
Rain Barrel Program
In an effort to encourage residents to reduce water consumption in their homes and yards, the Town of Innisfail sells rain barrels each spring/summer season.
How do I purchase a rain barrel?
It's super easy! Come see us at the Town Administration Building (4943 - 53 Street) to get your barrel. The cost of the rain barrels are $60/each (quantities are limited).
How does using a rain barrel benefit me?
- Rain barrels are an easy way to catch rainwater in your own backyard to use for watering your lawns and plants.
- Reduce your water consumption and save on your water bill.
- Rain barrels help reduce the flow of storm runoff minimizing runoff pollutants.
Green & Clean Challenge: April 26 - 29, 2018
Do you want to see Innisfail look its best and have a chance to be an Oscar winner?
Support a greener community and be part of our clean-up program. Together we can give Innisfail a much needed spring cleaning.
This year we are having a challenge for businesses, organizations, neighbours, and families. The team that puts in the most volunteer hours will be presented with the Golden Oscar!
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You can pick-up your clean up supplies at the Town Office (4943 53 Street) anytime after April 23 during regular office hours, or wait to get them at the Volunteer Kickoff BBQ on April 26, 2018 starting at 4:00 p.m. held at the Innisfail Aquatic Centre (5117 42 Street).
For questions or more information, contact Kane at 403-227-3376 or email [email protected].
Go Green Tips & Ticks
Tips for Fall
With the days getting shorter and temperatures dropping, Fall is a perfect time to prepare your house for winter to stay “green" and save your money.
- Change your furnace filter and have your furnace inspected to ensure it is operating efficiently.
- Move furniture or any obstructions from vents and registers on the floor so that air moves freely.
- Clean the ducts and area behind the dryer. And don't forget, clean the filter after every use and every once in a while, give it a good wash.
- Check windows for proper caulking. If you have single-pane windows, add storm windows. Even a plastic film over windows will reduce heat loss.
- Check doors for weather stripping and replace if needed. Check for drafty areas underneath doors.
- Check your roof for any missing or damaged tiles or shingles.
- Check your eaves troughs and make sure downspouts are pointed away from the house.
- Add foam gaskets behind electrical outlet covers, and use safety plugs in unused outlets.
- Check for water leaks both inside and outside.
- Reverse the direction ceiling fans, so the air is being drawn upwards.
- Have the fireplace chimney cleaned and get vent systems checked.
Tips for Summer
Being more eco-conscious in the Summer doesn’t have to be complicated. Check out some of these tips to keep cool, save more for your summer activities, and do your part for the environment:
- Beautify your yard for the summer? Plant native plants as they require far less watering.
- Water your yard in the early morning or later evening. Water is more likely to stay in the soil at this time as water evaporates quickly when the sun is high. Also make sure the water is hitting your yard and not the sidewalk or driveway.
- Collect the water that runs off your roof when it rains by setting up a rain barrel underneath your gutter’s downspout. Don't know where to start? Take advantage of the Town’s rain barrel program.
- Start a vegetable garden and enjoy the tasty freshness.
- Save on fuel and take advantage of the warm weather by walking or riding your bike.
- If you have the space, save on power and keep the house cooler by skipping the dryer and hang your clothes out to dry.
- Stay cooler in your home by keeping your blinds closed (especially with south and west facing windows. This can help you limit the amount you need to use your AC and save money on your power bill.
- Set your ceiling fans to rotate counter-clockwise for the ideal breeze effect and keep you cooler.
- If possible, let the night air in. A wind tunnel effect can be achieved as well by setting up your fans to force the ideal cross breeze. Don’t forget to close them up again in the morning.
- Make the most of your grill during the summer months to keep your home cooler.