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Commercial landfill services

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Businesses in Calgary can bring garbage for disposal to City landfills as well as certain source-separated materials for recycling or diversion.

Commercial loads are subject to inspection and disposal rates. Loads that include specific readily-recyclable or compostable materials that should be kept out of the landfill, are subject to the higher disposal surcharge rate.

NOTE - Effective Feb. 5, 2018, the Shepard Waste Management Facility accepts only the following material:

  • Industrial waste: Tuesdays to Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (year-round)
  • Residential waste/Throw ‘n’ Go: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (June 2 to Oct. 27 only)

For all other material, please visit the East Calgary or Spyhill facilities.

Please check the hours and locations as well as landfill rates before you leave.

Services available at City landfills

Disposal surcharge materials inspections and fees

Disposal surcharge materials are readily recyclable or compostable materials that should be kept out of the landfill.

City landfill staff inspect commercial vehicle loads of garbage for disposal surcharge materials. Loads containing these items are subject to a higher rate to encourage recycling and composting.

We encourage you to avoid these higher rates by removing these materials from your loads prior to arriving at the landfill.

Construction and demolition recycling

The Spyhill and East Calgary facilities accept clean, separate loads of certain recyclable materials at a reduced rate.

Commercial paint disposal

For large quantities of paint, bring to one of our Commercial Paint Roundups for safe disposal. See our schedule of dates.

Commercial clean fill disposal

Commercial customers can bring clean fill to the Spyhill and East Calgary facilities for disposal. A permit and soil analysis is required.

Commercial asbestos disposal

Asbestos can be safely disposed at the Shepard Landfill by appointment. Permit is required.

Industrial waste

Industrial waste items must be taken to the Shepard landfill for proper disposal. See the list of items accepted, what items require a permit and/or appointment.


City landfills are able to accept tires for free. For more than 12 tires, please go to the Shepard landfill.​​​​​