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Small businesses can use Airdrie's Recycle Depot starting Oct. 1

On March 16, 2020, Airdrie City Council approved a pilot program to allow small businesses to use the Recycle Depot. The pilot will begin Oct. 1 and will run for one year.

“We’re excited to be able to offer recycling services to small Airdrie businesses,” said Susan Grimm, Team Leader, Waste & Recycling Services. “Running this program as a pilot will allow us to determine if it’s feasible to continue and what might need to change to make sure this works for everyone.”

Currently the City of Airdrie Recycle Depot is 100 per cent funded by an Environmental Fee paid by residents only. To participate in the pilot, businesses will pay a $10/month subscription fee, which will be pro-rated and charged up-front.
To be eligible businesses must be a small business (a Canadian-based corporation with fewer than 100 employees, no big box department and grocery stores) and have a valid Airdrie business license.

Once registered and all parameters have been met businesses will receive a sticker to put on their windshield indicating that they are a registered business.

Businesses are permitted to bring the following clean, sorted and non-contaminated material:

  • Plastic containers #1-5, #7
  • Paper
  • Cardboard/boxboard
  • Metal and aluminum food containers (no scrap metal)
  • Electronics including televisions, computers and accessories, printers, scanners, fax machines, cellphones, small appliances and light bulbs (no LED)
  • Packing polystyrene foam
  • Cooking oil
  • Textiles/clothing

Businesses are not permitted to bring:

  • Hazardous waste
  • Commercial/industrial chemicals
  • Motor oil
  • Oil filters
  • Gasoline
  • Antifreeze
  • Paint

Interested businesses can register on


Media contact:
Susan Grimm
Team Leader, Waste & Recycling Services
403.948.8800 ext. 6296