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Landfill services for commercial customers

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

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

Effective Feb. 5, 2018, commercial loads are only accepted at the Spyhill Landfill and East Calgary Landfill. See hours and locations and landfill rates.

Find disposal options and instructions for your commercial waste:

  • Disposal options for common business waste items
  • Instructions for asbestos, paint, clean fill and electronics
  • Industrial waste permits and instructions

Visit Disposal Options for Commercial Waste.

Services available at City landfills

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

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

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.

Find out if City landfills are accepting commercial loads of clean fill and which trucks are accepted. Visit Commercial Clean Fill Status for Calgary Landfills.

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.​​​​​​

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