Canmore recycling services
There are three methods of recycling available in the Bow Valley:
Location #1 - Boulder Depot
115 Boulder Crescent, Elk Run Industrial Park
Metal food cans, glass, corrugated cardboard & boxboard, mixed paper, newsprint, magazines, plastics, eWaste (computers/TV's/radios/microwaves/small appliances/monitors/keyboards/printers/cables/speakers/DVD, CD & Blu-ray players/cell phones), automotive batteries, rechargeable/non-rechargeable batteries, used oil & glycol products and containers, bicycle tires (no inner tubes), fluorescent light tubes, CFL's, leaf/yard/scrub/brush, Christmas trees (seasonal).
Location #2 - Sobey's Depot
Canmore Crossing, Railway Avenue
Metal food cans, glass, corrugated cardboard & boxboard, mixed paper, newsprint, magazines, plastics.
#3 - Large items:
Curb-side collection can be scheduled with the Town of Canmore, or they can be dropped off directly to the Francis Cooke Regional Class III Landfill.
Washers/dryers, dishwashers, hot water heaters, stoves, furnace, fridges/freezers, metal/wood furniture/ bicycles.
Canmore Bottle Depot
103 Boulder Crescent
- Polycoat containers (juice boxes, milk, cream, rice and soya cartons, etc)
- Plastic drink bottles (water, juice, soft drink, etc)
- Plastic jugs and bottles (clear, coloured and opaque plastic drink containers)
- Aluminum cans (soft drink, juice, "energy" drink, beer, etc)
- Bag-in-a-box (wine)
- Juice pouches and poly cups
- Glass bottles (wine, juice, soft drink, beer, etc)
- Bi-metal cans (tomato juice, apple juice, coconut milk, etc)
Items that do not have a deposit paid on them are not accepted.
Where do Bow Valley recyclables go?
- Cardboard & boxboard - recycled back into cardboard, boxboard, building paper, shingles
- Glass (clear & coloured) - glass collected in the Bow Valley is used at the Lafarge plant in Exshaw where it is ground back into sand and used in concrete production
- Hard plastic #1 to #7 - recycled into many products including plastic lumber, carpet, various containers, vehicle curbs
- Metal food cans, clean aluminum foil - recycled into rebar, car parts, new food cans
- Magazines - pulped and converted into new products such as building insulation, paper towels, bathroom tissue
- Mixed paper - recycled into boxboard, egg cartons, building paper, roofing material
- Newsprint - recycled into new newsprint, boxboard, insulation materials, roofing shingles
If you have any questions on recycling or other waste related issues please contact: www.bvwaste.ca
Or contact: Peter Duck, Regional Zero Waste Coordinator at 403.688.1627