Caution | Mandatory Outdoor Water Restrictions

Due to continued dry conditions, mandatory Stage 1 Outdoor Water Restrictions are in place until further notice.

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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 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed on statutory holidays

All items are 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, find disposal options on What Goes Where.

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 request for:

  • Appointment bookings
  • Permit application questions
  • Industrial waste items not listed
  • General inquiries
Industrial waste service request​
Industrial Waste Items
Industrial Waste Item Requires Permit? Requires Appointment
Fluorescent light tubes Yes No
Yes Yes

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 (garbage) rate of $113/tonne (2023 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.
  • You must hire a third-party vendor.
  • The vendor will arrange permits and appointments with The City.

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