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BUSINESS AND ECONOMY

Disposal instructions for common business waste

Businesses and organizations often create large volumes of waste to manage.

Find the right way to dispose, recycle or compost these common business items such as batteries, paint and construction materials.

To find instructions for special items like asbestos, clean fill and electronics, or to find more information on industrial waste and permits, visit Disposal Options for Commercial Waste.


Aerosol cans

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No No No
- Option 1
- Option 2
- Option 3
- Option 4
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Asbestos

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Landfilled only - by appt at Shepard only No No No
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Asphalt

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Landfilled only - higher fees
No
Drop-off locations

- Option 1
- Option 2
- Option 3
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Asphalt shingles

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Landfill only
No No
- Option 1
- Option 2
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Batteries – automotive, alkaline, rechargable

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No
Drop-off locations

Drop-off locations
No
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Brick

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  Landfilled only - higher fees

No No
Drop-off location
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Cardboard and paper

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 Landfill only - higher fees
No No
Drop-off locations
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CFL lightbulbs

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No No
Drop-off locations

- Option 1
- Option 2
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Chemicals

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No No
Drop-off locations

- Option 1
- Option 2
- Option 3
- Option 4
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Clean Fill

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Landfilled only - special instructions
No No No
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Compressed gas tanks and cylinders

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No No No
Return to retailer i.e. welding supply, etc.
- Praxair
- Alpine Gas
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Concrete

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Landfill only - higher fees

Drop-off locations
No
- Option 1
- Option 2
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Drywall

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Recycling available

Drop-off locations

Drop-off locations
No
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Electronics

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No No
Drop-off locations

- Option 1
- Option 2
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Fluorescent tubes

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Industrial Waste - permit required

No
Drop-off locations

- Option 1
- Option 2
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Food and Food Waste

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Landfilled only - higher fees
No
Drop-off locations

Ask your hauler
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Glass (tempered, window panes, windshields)

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Landfilled only

Drop-off locations

Drop-off locations
No
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Grease/cooking oil

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No
Drop-off locations

Drop-off locations

- Option 1
- Option 2
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Light ballasts

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No No No
Drop-off location
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Metal – Scrap

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Recycling available

Drop-off locations

Drop-off locations

- Recon Metal
- Calgary Metal
- Federal Metals
- Blackfoot Metals
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Motor oil and automotive chemicals

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No No
Drop-off locations

Drop-off locations
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Office furniture

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Landfilled only

Drop-off locations

Drop-off locations
No
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Paint

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Recycling available. See drop off dates.
No
Drop-off locations

- Option 1
- Option 2
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Pallets

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Recycling available

Drop-off locations

Drop-off locations

- Option 1
- Option 2
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Pet waste

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Landfilled only
No No
Ask your hauler
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Plastic - Automotive Bumpers

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Landfill only
No No No
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Plastics – buckets, bedding pot plants

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Landfilled only
No
Drop-off location

- Option 1
- Option 2
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Plastic film/polyethelene film/shrink wrap

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Landfilled only
No
Drop-off locations

- Option 1
- Option 2
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Plastic packaging

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Landfilled only
No
Drop-off locations

- Option 1
- Option 2
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Polystyrene foam

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Landfilled only
No
Drop-off locations

- Ask your hauler
- Styro-go
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Sump

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Landfilled only - by permit at Shepard only
No No No
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Tires

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Recycling available
No No
Other - See registered tire processors
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Untreated wood pallets, dimensional lumber

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Recycling available
No
Drop-off locations

- Option 1
- Option 2
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