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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 industrialpermits@calgary.ca.

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 Item
Industrial Waste Item Requires Permit? Requires Appointment

Solid waste

Treated wood (including creosote-treated wood) Yes   No  
Fluorescent light tubes and non-PCB ballasts Yes   No  
Oily solid waste (including rags and workshop non-hazardous waste) Yes   No  
Absorbent materials/filters with chemicals Yes   No  

Empty containers and drums

  • Drums greater than 20 litres must be crushed or cut in quarters
Yes   No  

Sump materials

Carwash sump water with permit

*The lower basic sanitary (garbage) rate will apply with a permit.

Yes No
Industrial sump water with permit Yes No
Non-permit carwash sump water No No
Non-permit industrial sump water No No

Other materials

Asbestos

Yes Yes

Silica sand or other fine grain materials (sand blast media, dry polymers, etc.)

  • Material must be packed in approved sealed containment for dust control.
Yes No
Hydrocarbons impacted soils (final disposal)

Yes

*You may be referred to a third-party vendor for remediation.

No

We do regular research with businesses to better understand the outlook and viewpoint of the business community. If you are a business owner, leader or manager, join our online business research panel, Business Perspectives.

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