Waste Reduction Week

Sign the Smart Shopper Pledge!

As part of national Waste Reduction Week, held October 16 – 22, 2017, City staff will be in the community with Smart Shopper Pledge forms. Commit to making smart environmental purchasing decisions by signing the pledge and you’ll be entered to win one of 10 great prizes! If you didn't run into our staff in person, you can also post an "I pledge to be a smart shopper" on your social media and tag the City of Airdrie to be entered to win great prizes. 

This year's theme, It Starts at the Store, encourages you to make more conscious decisions while shopping to have a big impact on the amount of recycling and waste that is created. Reducing the amount of waste produced in the first place is by far the most efficient way of conserving resources and protecting our environment.

Here are a few ways you can reduce waste while shopping:
• Avoid single servings or items that contain a lot of packaging
• Buy in bulk and bring your own container
• Buy drinks in refillable containers where available or remember to bring your own
   containers (coffee cups/water bottles) 
• Use your own reusable bags
• Don’t bag produce that doesn’t need to be bagged (such as bananas)
• Invest in litter-less lunch products
• Ensure packaging is more readily recyclable (for example, choose cardboard egg cartons rather than Styrofoam)


Curbside Cart Exchange

All single family homes in Airdrie are currently assigned one blue and one green 240-litre cart. The City of Airdrie is offering residents the opportunity to exchange the larger 240-litre cart for a smaller 80-litre cart; this will allow residents to choose a cart size that best fits their needs.

Visit the Curbside Cart Exchange page for more information.


Use of recycling facilities

City of Airdrie recycling facilities including the Airdrie Transfer Site are subsidized* through an environmental fee paid by Airdrie and Rocky View County residents (additional fees apply at the Transfer Site.)

*Business use of our facilities is not permitted as businesses do not contribute to this funding.

What do we do?
Waste & Recycling Services provides residents with options for managing their residential/household waste through services and education, considering environmental, social and economic impacts.

The department is responsible for:

  • residential garbage collection
  • residential organics collection
  • operation of the Eastside and Westside Recycle Depots
  • operation of the waste transfer site
  • coordination of Multi-family Recycling Education Program
  • education specific to waste diversion and recycling
  • Eco Youth Awards
  • various other events and initiatives

View the revised waste management bylaw here


Contact us

P. 403.948.0246

F. 403.948.8819


Eastside Recycle Depot
21 East Lake Hill
Airdrie, AB T4A 2K3
Transfer site
Seven km west on Highway 567, next to the rodeo grounds.