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The Town in 2019 introduced the automated collection of garbage and yard waste/organics in Innisfail. The new services joined the existing ‘green box’ curbside recycling program to offer collection in a convenient, environmentally conscientious manner.

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.

 

When is my scheduled pickup day?

What items are accepted?

Recycling

Please be advised that recycling service has now resumed. 

The Town of Innisfail offers household recycling (green box) pickup. One green box is provided per household; however, additional recycling can be placed in a marked tote 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.

The Town is now accepting #1 through #7 plastics in our recycling stream. Any plastics marked with the #1 through #7 recycling symbol can be included in your green recycling bin.

 

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Yard Waste/Organics

Effective the week of November 1 , 2020, the collection of yard waste/organics will occur bi-weekly. Weekly organics collection resumes June 1, 2021.

Download the 2021 organics collection schedule here.

The Town of Innisfail offers household recycling (green box) pickup. One green box is provided per household; however, additional recycling can be placed in a marked tote 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.

The Town is now accepting #1 through #7 plastics in our recycling stream. Any plastics marked with the #1 through #7 recycling symbol can be included in your green recycling bin.

 

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Seasonal Services & Events

Seasonal Organic Waste Collection - Begins May 3, 2021

UPDATE: In light of the continuing warm weather, the Town will move to weekly organics collection earlier than previously scheduled. Weekly organics (green) cart collection will begin the week of May 3.

The Town now only collects yard waste that can be included in residents’ organics carts. All organics and yard waste must be placed in carts, and no bags or bundles will be collected. For residents with yard waste that cannot be contained within their carts, the Town’s Waste Transfer Station accepts excess organics and yard waste at no additional charge.

Yard waste and organics are collected every week from June 1 to October 31. For all other remaining months, collection occurs biweekly. Pick up occurs on the same day as household waste collection.

To download the 2021 organic waste collection schedule, click here.

Kick It to the Curb - April 17 & 18

Kick it to the Curb will take place once again on Saturday and Sunday (April 17 & 18). Residents are encouraged to set unwanted items out with a “FREE” sign.

The basic guidelines are as follows – make sure free items are gently used, clearly marked, and removed after the weekend is over.

Giving Guidelines

• Unwanted items must be marked clearly and placed at the front of your property.
• Mark items “FREE” using sign and/or masking tape.
• Donate or recycle any uncollected items to a charity such as The Salvation Army.

Taking Guidelines

• Take only the items at the curb marked “FREE”.
• Be a good neighbour – RESPECT property and don’t walk on lawns or gardens.
• Leave items you don’t want where you found them.

Safety Guidelines

• Do not participate in Kick it to the Curb if you or any member of your household is feeling ill.

• Sanitize items that you put out and pick up at curb sites.
• Understand and obey all public health recommendations, including maintaining a 2-metre distance between yourself and others.

Health Canada advises residents of the potential risks of acquiring second-hand items. Learn more about what items to avoid, such as car seats, helmets, and some toys. Visit www.canada.ca and search “information for shoppers”.

Items may include:

• Furniture
• Electronics
• Unwanted household accessories and kitchen gadgets

Items should NOT include:

• Bedding or clothing
• Broken or damaged beyond repair goods
• Child related items including but not limited to: cribs, baby walkers, playpens, helmets or car seats.

On Monday, April 19, the Town will also offer Large Item Pickup service to our residents.

The Town of Innisfail encourages all residents to safely take advantage of Town programs and initiatives, observing all provincial COVID-19 restirctions and recommendations.

Large Item Pickup - April 19 - 21, 2021

Large Item Pickup

Monday April 19 to Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The town will once again be offering Large Item Pickup starting on Monday (April 19). Up to three (3) large items can be disposed of curbside. These will be removed by the Town at no cost to residents.

This year’s event will begin on Monday April 19. Collection will occur over a three-day period, but we ask that all items be placed curbside on the first day of the program. Collection will be completed by end-of-day on Wednesday, April 21.

Small electronics or computers should not be included for pick up. They can be dropped at the Town’s Waste Transfer station Wednesday or Saturday between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm.

Items that are eligible for pick up are limited to those that the average resident may not be able to take to the waste transfer station.

This includes items such as:

  • large visual display devices (greater than 30 inch screen size)
  • stoves and barbecues
  • dishwashers
  • clothes washers and dryers
  • large furniture items like sofas, tables, recliners, mattresses and box springs
  • snow-blowers, lawn mowers and similar small equipment

 Items that will not be accepted include:

  • refrigerators, freezers and any other appliances containing Freon
  • yard waste
  • construction waste and debris
  • scrap steel and metal
  • automobile partsliquids of any type

Smaller items that can be transported individually or in a container are not eligible for Large Item Pick-up. These items can be transported to the Waste Transfer Station by residents.

Please call 403-227-3376, ext. 232 if you require more information.

RV Dumping Station - Opens May, 2021
RV Dumping Station
4804 52 Ave., Innisfail

The RV Sani-Dump re-opens after the May long weekend provided temperatures are above freezing.

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. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing measures are mandatory and will be enforced on site. Patrons are asked to follow and be mindful of any on-site instruction given (via signage or otherwise) in the interest of public safety.

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

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