Calgary residents can take residential waste, household chemicals and some recyclables to any of The City's three sanitary landfill sites.
For details about our holiday operations, please see the landfill holiday schedule.
Guidelines for bringing waste to landfills
- Waste loads must be tarped and secure to prevent littering.
- Charges apply to all loads of waste brought to the landfills.
- Clean fill disposal requirements have changed (a soil analysis test may be required before disposal). Private citizens may bring residential clean fill to the City landfills without a permit providing they are not using a commercial vehicle and the source location is not within 30 meters of a fuel station or drycleaning establishment. For more information, contact 311.
City landfills are industrial worksites with large equipment, such as compactors and garbage trucks, continuously moving around. We take our responsibility seriously to keep everyone on the landfill safe. Before you head to the landfill, check our safety tips.
Throw 'n' Go facilities are set up at the entrance of all three City landfills to allow residents safe and convenient recycling or disposal of the following:
Materials accepted at no charge
Electronics are now accepted at City landfills. See what end-of-life electronics we accept.
All vehicle tires, including tires with rims, are accepted at City landfills. Loads of more than 12 tires must be taken to Shepard Landfill.
Some household chemicals and waste can be brought to City landfills. See what kinds of hazardous waste materials we accept.
Materials accepted - charges apply
- Appliances (emptied out refrigerators, freezers, stoves, dishwashers, washing machines, clothes dryers and microwaves)
- Residential air conditioners
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