The City of Airdrie provides an opportunity in the spring and fall for residents to protect their privacy by safely disposing of their personal documents.
What can you shred?
- a box of personal items (sorry, no business documents).
Preparing for Shredding:
- Make sure we can shred it. Please remove staples, clips, or coils.
- Make sure you can carry it. Bring all items in sturdy, easily transportable bags or boxes.
- Make sure you should shred it. Some documents you need to shred regularly, some annually, and some should never be destroyed.
Shredding event details will be posted when information is available. Our next shredding event is in spring 2021.
Paper shredding is available at Airdrie Staples and Airdrie UPS, contact businesses for cost.
The City of Airdrie provides residents with convenient access to the safe recycling and disposal of unwanted, leftover, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).
HHW disposal is offered year-round at the Recycle Depot.
What is Household Hazardous Waste?
HHW is waste that is made up of solid or liquid materials, or containers holding gases, which have outlived their usefulness. Many paints, cleaners, automobile care products, solvents, pesticides, herbicides, stains and varnishes contain toxic or hazardous components. Once exposed to the environment, these substances may threaten living organisms. Small quantities accumulate over time and contaminate the air, water, and soil.
Products that are flammable, corrosive, explosive, or toxic should not be disposed of in landfills or sewage systems.
Most of the hazardous materials in homes can be identified by the hazard symbols.
How to Dispose of Hazardous Waste?
Discarding Household Hazardous Waste in the garbage or washing it down the drain can be dangerous to both families and the environment. To dispose of HHW:
Keep materials in their original containers, or ensure that the containers are well labeled.Do not mix different products together.Tightly cap all containers.Bring them to the Airdrie Recycle Depot.
Unacceptable Materials: Ammunition, explosives, biomedical wastes, asbestos, PCBs, commercial waste, fireworks, and radioactive waste cannot be accepted at the depot. Ammunition, powder, primer, and other explosive materials should be delivered to a the RCMP detachment.
The ECO Youth award program recognizes youth and provides financial aid for environmental projects like:
- Climate change
- Waste and recycling
- Energy etc.
Youth can use a current project or propose a new project to enter. Schools, individuals, community groups can all apply. A sponsorship of $1500 has been donated by FortisAlberta and will be awarded to the winner or split amongst winners.
Applications do not officially open until September, and the application can be viewed here!
- Meal planner (pdf)
- Fridge makeover (pdf)
- Why curbside recycling? (pdf)
- What Goes Where Reference Sheet (pdf)
- Quick Guide to Recycling (pdf)
- COVID-19 Waste Tips (pdf)
Waste & Recycling