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In 2019, the Town 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.

New Recycle Carts - Pick-Up Starting August 1, 2022

Starting August 1, 2022 the Town of Innisfail’s waste services will begin collecting the new blue recycling carts instead of the green recycling bins.

The new blue recycling carts will be delivered to residents starting July 18. Please do not use these carts until the week of August 1. Your collection day will remain the same and will continue to be picked up weekly with your garbage and organics carts.

Frequently Asked Questions
What do we do with our green recycle bins?
You can keep them! Feel free to use them for storage, gardening, or any other uses you can think of.

Will our rates change?
No. Recycling rates will remain the same at $5, keeping the total for collection at $25 per month.

What can go in our 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.

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

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.

 

When is my scheduled pickup day?

Recycling

Starting August 1, 2022 the Town of Innisfail’s waste services will begin collecting the new blue recycling carts instead of the green recycling bins.

The new blue recycling carts will be delivered to residents starting July 18. Please do not use these carts until the week of August 1. Your collection day will remain the same and will continue to be picked up weekly with your 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.

 

When is my scheduled pickup day?

Yard Waste/Organics

 Bi-weekly organics collection starts November 1. Weekly collection will resume again in Spring 2023. Download the 2023 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.

When is my scheduled pickup day?

Seasonal Services & Events

Christmas Tree Pick-Up - January 9, 2023

Christmas Tree Pick-up will take place between Monday, January 9 and Friday, January 13, 2023. Trees left curbside in front yards will be collected free of charge. Collection may take up to a week, but trees must be placed for collection by the date listed above. Please do not include fake trees, tinsel, or decorations.
Trees can also be taken to the Waste Transfer Station free of charge. The facility is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 am to 7 pm.

RV Dumping Station - Closed for the Season
RV Dumping Station
4804 52 Ave., Innisfail (just south of the Tourist Information Centre)

The RV Sani-Dump is now closed for the season as of October 11. It is scheduled to re-open for the season on May Long weekend 2023.

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.

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. 

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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