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Industrial waste permits and appointments


Contact us

If your item requires a permit, fill in the
Industrial Permit application form​
and email the completed form to

Call 311 or fill out the online Industrial Waste service request for:

  • Appointment bookings
  • Permit application questions
  • Industrial waste items not listed
  • General inquiries
Industrial waste service request​

The City of Calgary only accepts industrial waste at the Shepard landfill facility.

Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Last load accepted at 4:00 p.m. until October 27th, 2019
(Closed on Statutory holidays).

All items on this list will be charged the Industrial Waste Rate except where noted below.

This information is for commercial business customers only.

If you are a resident with industrial waste, please find disposal options on our What Goes Where search tool.

Industrial Waste item Requires a permit? Requires an appointment?
Fluorescent light tubes Yes No
Asbestos​ Yes Yes
Treated wood and railway ties Yes No
Empty containers and drums
  • Drums must be crushed
Yes No
Solid waste - non-hazardous
(e.g. creosote-treated wood, glass processing residues etc.)
Yes No
Carwash sump sanitary
*Basic sanitary rate of $113/tonne (2017 rate) will be applied.
Yes No
Non-permit carwash sump No No
Industrial sump water Yes No
Non-permit industrial sump No No
Silica sand
  • Material must be contained in bags for dust control.
Yes No
Sulphur Yes No
Spent Carbon (spent filter media) Yes No
Oily solid waste (including rags and workshop non-hazardous waste) Yes No
Hydrocarbons impacted soils
  • You must hire a third-party vendor.
  • The vendor will arrange permits and appointments with The City.