Garbage & Recycling


Automated Garbage Collection

Automated garbage collection is being proposed for the Town of Innisfail. Automated collection services use a single, one-person vehicle with a mechanical arm to empty town-provided wheeled carts and return them to their curbside position.

Let's talk automation! On September 14th, an open house was held at the Library Learning Centre to provide residents information about this form of waste collection, as well as an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. An online survey, which was open until the end of the September, was created to gather input from the community about what this new technology.

The survey is now closed. We would like to thank everyone for their participation.



Solid Waste: Residential Garbage Pickup

The Town of Innisfail contracts its solid waste collection services to Waste Management Services.

The Town of Innisfail has a three bag limit on household garbage. Residents can purchase an extra bag sticker at the Town Office for $1.00, for each bag exceeding the limit. Extra bags that are not displaying this sticker will not be picked up.

Please have your garbage out by 7:00 am on your scheduled pickup day.

When is Garbage Day? Click here to download the Garbage Pickup Schedule.

Household Recycling

The Town of Innisfail offers household recycling (Green Box) pick-up. The town provides one Green Box per household however additional recycling can be placed in a marked rubbermaid bin or cardboard box.

Recycling is picked up on the same day as your garbage. Please have your recycling out by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day.

Recycling Information Garbage/Recycling Pickup Schedule

Recycling of Electronic Devices

Electronic devices, such as computers and television sets, can be brought to the Waste Transfers Station during regular Transfer Station hours, to be recycled free of charge.


Waste Transfer Station

The Innisfail Waste Transfer Station is located 1 block south of the Arena, on 37th Street.

waste station location

Hours of Operation

Wednesdays - 9.00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays - 9.00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Waste Transfer Station is available for disposal of recyclable items, household garbage, yard waste/compostable material, refrigeration units, and building materials. Transfer Station Fees will apply to all disposals.

Waste Transfer Station Fees (PDF) Large Item Pickup Brochure (PDF)

Yard Waste Pick-Up: Last day Oct. 16, 2017

Beginning in April or May and continuing until October each year, yard waste for the entire town is picked up every Monday, at regular household garbage pickup locations (curbside or back alley). 

Accepted: Grass clippings, bedding plants, weeds, and leaves

Tree branches and shrub trimmings are acceptable when bundled in 4' lengths or less. These bundles must be tied.

Yard waste must be placed in biodegradable bags or in re-usable containers clearly marked "Yard Waste" by 7:00 am on Mondays. No plastic bags will be accepted. Yard waste containers must not exceed 50lbs (23 kg). Overweight containers will not be accepted.

Tree branches and other yard waste can also be dropped off at the Waste Transfer Station during regular operating hours. Regular Transfer Station fees apply.

Hazardous Waste Round-Up

One Hazardous Waste Round-Up occurs in Innisfail in the spring of each year. Watch our News section in the spring for an announcement and details. For more information, call the Town Office at 403-227-3376.

This years Hazardous Waste Round-Up was held on May 7, 2016. Thank you to everyone who participated, and helped out with this years event.