Garbage & Recycling

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The Town’s waste contractor provides automated collection of garbage, recycling, and organics. To see your scheduled collection day, view the Waste Collection map (click here)
Know Your Household Waste!
RECYCLING

PAPER WITH FOIL CANNOT BE INCLUDED WITH RECYCLING – please include foiled paper with your solid waste (black cart).

Paper, cardboard, metal cans and plastics #1 through 7 can all be included with your recycling.

Items that can be included with your recycling are:

  • Glossy flyers and advertising inserts
  • Magazines
  • Mixed paper – e.g. office paper, junk mail, envelopes, flyers and greeting cards
  • Telephone books
  • Corrugated cardboard (clean)
  • Boxboard – e.g. cereal boxes, shoe boxes and tissue boxes
  • Egg cartons (cardboard)
  • Number 1 to 7 plastic containers and lids – e.g. yogurt cups, detergent containers, food platter trays, and plant pots
  • Metal soup cans, aluminum foil (clean), aluminum pie plates (clean), tin and aluminum cans
  • Tetra Packs

Unacceptable items: Plastic bags, film, styrofoam, and glass bottles and jars cannot be included with your recycling. Glass can be stored and taken to the bulk recycling bin at the Town’s Waste Transfer Station. Glass can also be included with your household garbage (black cart).

ORGANICS

Green Carts are for organics such as kitchen scraps, yard waste and pet waste. Some items that can be included with organics are:

Kitchen scraps

  • Fruits and vegetables (raw and cooked)
  • Table and plate scraps
  • Meat, fish, bones and poultry carcasses
  • Dairy products
  • Bread and baked goods
  • Newspaper (non-glossy paper)
  • Coffee grounds, filters and tea bags
  • Pasta, grains and beans
  • Eggs and eggshells
  • Food-soiled paper towels and napkins

Yard waste

  • Brush, leaves and branches
  • Grass and garden debris
  • Wood shavings and chips

Pet Waste

  • All forms of pet waste
  • Kitty litter

Don’t put these items in your organics cart

  • Plastic bags
  • Bags marked as “biodegradable“; please use compostable bags with organics
  • Plastic containers
  • Styrofoam
  • Diapers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Large or domestic animal carcasses
  • Diseased branches
  • Fire pit, fire place or barbecue ashes
  • Sod, soil, rocks or gravel

 

For a printout of accepted items, click here.

Regular Collection Services

Garbage


The Town of Innisfail provides weekly garbage collection for all households in the community. Garbage can be placed in the black cart assigned to residential addresses. If a single cart is insufficient for a residence’s needs, an additional cart(s) can be obtained for a fee. Please have your garbage out by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day.

Cart wheels should be placed at the curb with the cart facing towards the road. Carts should be placed at least 1 metre (3 feet) from each other and from any other obstruction.

Recycling

Starting August 1, 2022 the Town of Innisfail’s waste services began collection of blue recycling carts. Collection is done weekly with garbage and organics carts.

Please have your recycling cart out by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day.

The Town accepts #1 through #7 plastics in our recycling stream. Any plastics marked with the #1 through #7 recycling symbol can be included in your blue cart.

Due to over-supply in world markets, glass bottles and jars cannot be included with your recycling. Glass can be stored and taken to the bulk recycling bin at the Town’s Waste Transfer Station. Glass can also be included with your household garbage (black cart).

Expanded Electronics Recycling

The Town of Innisfail waste transfer station, through the Alberta Recycling Management Authority’s 2020-22 Electronics Expansion Pilot Project, is now able to accept more of your electronic items for recycling!

The electronics recycling pilot is a two-year project that will expand the scope of electronic products Albertans can recycle without adding new consumer fees. It will be operated by the Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA) and will inform how government can advance electronics recycling in the future.

Items can be dropped at the Town of Innisfail’s waste transfer station. More information is available at the Recycling Alberta website.

 

What can go in your blue recycle cart?
Plastics
– Milk Jugs
– Plastic Bottles
– Tetra Pack
– PE + PET with symbols #1- #7

Clean tin/aluminum cans and plates
– Aluminum cans
– Aluminum foil (clean)
– Aluminum pie plates (clean)
– Cans
– Soup/vegetable cans
– Tin cans

Cardboard
– Appliance and moving boxes (flattened and cut)
– Boxboard (cereal, facial tissue, etc.)
– Cardboard (clean)
– Cardboard boxes (flattened)
– Cardboard egg cartons (no Styrofoam)
– Cereal boxes (no liners)
– Detergent and laundry boxes (empty and clean)
– Shoe boxes

Paper
– Newspapers
– Tissue paper (clean)
– Ad inserts
– Books (Hard covers removed)
– Catalogues
– Printer paper
– Envelopes (plain or with plastic window)
– Fast food paper containers (clean)
– Gift wrap (non-metallic)
– Greeting cards
– Magazines

Non-glass drink containers
– Juice bottles
– Pop bottles
– Tetra-pak drink containers
– Cans
– Juice boxes
– Milk cartons
– Milk jugs
– Water bottles
Please note: Many of these items are refundable bottles and drink containers that can be taken to the bottle depot.

All recycling must be clean. Please no styrofoam, glass, plastic bags or film.

Yard Waste/Organics

Starting on November 8, 2023, collection of organic household waste (green cart) will change to bi-weekly. Weekly collection of organic waste will begin again in May 2024.  Download the 2024 organics collection schedule here.

To view a list of accepted items, click here. 

The Town of Innisfail offers yard waste/organics (green cart) pickup. One green cart is provided per household; however, additional yard waste can be taken to the Waste Transfer Station.

Some items that can be included with your organics carts are:

Kitchen scraps

  • Fruits and vegetables (raw and cooked)
  • Table and plate scraps
  • Meat, fish, bones and poultry carcasses
  • Dairy products
  • Bread and baked goods
  • Newspaper (non-glossy paper)
  • Coffee grounds, filters and tea bags
  • Pasta, grains and beans
  • Eggs and eggshells
  • Food-soiled paper towels and napkins

Yard waste

  • Brush, leaves and branches
  • Grass and garden debris
  • Wood shavings and chips

Pet Waste

  • All forms of pet waste
  • Kitty litter

Cart wheels should be placed at the curb with the cart facing toward the road. Carts should be placed at least 1 metre (3 feet) from each other and from any other obstruction. Please have your organics cart out by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day.

Seasonal Services & Events

RV Dumping Station - Now Open
RV Dumping Station
4804 52 Ave., Innisfail (just south of the Tourist Information Centre)

The RV Sani-Dump opened mid-May 2024 and will be open until mid-October 2024.

The RV Sani-Dump has been fitted with card readers. Both debit and credit card payments are accepted, and facility users can swipe or tap for payment. Tokens are no longer accepted; residents with remaining tokens can return them to the Town Office for a refund.

Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up - May 29 & June 1

The Town of Innisfail is hosting its Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up on Wednesday, May 29  and Saturday, June 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Innisfail Waste Transfer Station.

Remains of products such as cleaners, oils and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special handling for disposal. This event offers residents an opportunity to dispose of hazardous goods safely.

Other items that will be accepted are:

  • Electronics
  • Propane cylinders
  • Paint cans and aerosols
  • Used cooking oil

Waste Transfer Station 

  • Yard waste/organics and recycling drop-off is offered free for Town residents.
  • Branches and trees exceeding eight feet in length will not be accepted.
  • Any bags used must be biodegradable (no plastic).
  • Tree stumps with excessive dirt will not be accepted.
  • Regular waste disposal rates apply.
  • Cash or cheque payment (debit or credit card not accepted).

The Town’s Waste Transfer Station is located at 3660 60 Ave., accessible via 37 Street south of the Innisfail Arena. The facility is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. 

Please note: the Innisfail Waste Transfer Station now has receptacles for used motor oil and used cooking oil.

Below is a list of electronics that are accepted at the Waste Transfer Station.

For a more detailed list of accepted items, click here

Waste Transfer Station Rates - Bulk Waste
Type of Waste 1/2-Ton Box:
Full Load
1/2-Ton Box:
Half Load
8-foot Trailer:
Full Load
8-foot Trailer:
Half Load
12-foot Trailer (or smaller):
Full Load
12-foot Trailer (or smaller):
Half Load
Residential Waste $35 $20 $35 $20 $50 $35
Building Waste $35 $20 $35 $20 $50 $35
Industrial, Commercial Waste $35 $20 $35 $20 $50 $35
Commercial Recyclable Materials
(paper, plastic, tin, cardboard)
$25 $15 $25 $15 $35 $25

 

Type of Waste Rate
Yard Waste removed from its container or plastic bags. Yard Waste in paper bags are acceptable No Charge with proof of Town residency/$15 for non-resident or commercial user
Residential Recyclable Materials No Charge with proof of Town residency/$15 for non-resident or commercial user
Fridges and Freezers $45 with Freon/$25 certified Freon free
Furniture $40 per large item/$20 per small item
2021 Solid Waste & Recycling Update

To view the 2021 Solid Waste & Recycling Update presentation, click here.

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