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How to dispose of clean fill (dirt, clay or gravel)

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Clean fill

Clean fill

Bring clean fill to a City landfill for disposal.

Self-haul residential clean fill is accepted at no charge. You may use a standard residential vehicle like a car or truck.

If you use a trailer or commercial vehicle, landfill charges will apply. If you are a commercial business with clean fill, see the Commercial Clean Fill page.

Clean fill is accepted during regular landfill hours​.

What is included in clean fill?

Acceptable Not acceptable
  • Dirt
  • Clay
  • Gravel (less than six inches in size)

Clean fill cannot contain any debris

  • No sod and grass
  • No wood, branches and twigs
  • No large rocks
  • No garbage
  • No construction materials etc.

Mixed loads containing any unacceptable material is NOT considered clean fill and will be charged the basic sanitary waste rate at a City landfill.

If other items are mixed in with the clean fill, it is the landfill's discretion as to what rate will be charged.

Landfill locations listed below:

Title: What Goes Where?
Author: City of Calgary
Description: Residential recycling and disposal search tool