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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.

The Town of Innisfail’s annual Christmas Tree Pick-up will take place starting January 10, 2022. 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 January 10. Please do not include fake trees, tinsel, or decorations.
Trees can also be taken to the Waste Transfer Station free of charge to Innisfail residents. The facility is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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 and flyers
  • Telephone books
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Boxboard – e.g. cereal boxes, shoe boxes and tissue boxes
  • Number 1 to 7 plastic containers and lids – e.g. yogurt cups, detergent containers, food platter trays, and plant pots
  • Metal cans

Unacceptable items: Glass bottles and jars can not be included with your recycling. Glass can be stored and taken to the bulk recycling bin at the Town’s Waste Transfer Station.

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 cart

  • Plastic bags
  • 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?

What items are accepted?

Recycling

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.

 

When is my scheduled pickup day?

What items are accepted?

Yard Waste/Organics

Effective the week of November 1 , 2021, the collection of yard waste/organics will occur bi-weekly. Weekly organics collection resumes June 1, 2022.

Download the 2022 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.

 

When is my scheduled pickup day?

What items are accepted?

Seasonal Services & Events

Hazardous Waste Roundup Postponed

In 2020, due to developments arising from the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, The Town of Innisfail postponed the annual Hazardous Waste Roundup, eventually holding the event in September. Traditionally, the event is held in the late spring.

This year, the event has been postponed indefinitely until further notice. Details will be announced later in the year.
Hazardous materials such as waste oil, electronics, and batteries can be taken to the Town’s Waste Transfer Station throughout the year at no additional cost to residents.

RV Dumping Station - Closed October 12, 2021
RV Dumping Station
4804 52 Ave., Innisfail

The RV Sani-Dump will close for the season on October 12, after the Thanksgiving long-weekend. The facility will re-open in the spring when over-night temperatures are forecast to remain above freezing.

The RV Sani-Dump has been fitted with new card readers. Both debit and credit card payments are now 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.

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

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