Accepted Material at the Recycle Depot

When visiting the Depot, please arrive with sufficient time to unload all material prior to closing.

  • No vehicles bigger than a pick up truck will be permitted – maximum 4' x 8' box and no trailers
  • Sort all your materials prior to entering to speed up the process
  • Only residential quantities accepted
  • NO SALVAGING PERMITTED - DEPOSIT ONLY

Electronics

  • Small Appliances
  • Audio Visual
  • Telecom Devices
  • Power and Air Tools
  • Games, Toys and Music
  • Televisions
  • Computers and accessories
  • Printers and scanners
  • Cellphones

For more information and all electronics we accept visit armapilot.



                 Household hazardous waste

Paint and paint cans
Aerosols
Batteries
Used engine oil - (MAX 20L) NO DRUMS or BARRELS 

Oil filters
Antifreeze
Propane tanks, bear spray or canisters
Household chemicals (must be securely contained in a clearly
 labelled container; only household quantities will be accepted)

NO COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL PAINT OR CHEMICALS ACCEPTED

 

Other

Light bulbs - No LED (LED are garbage)
Packaging Polystyrene Foam (no food related polystyrene foam)
Cooking oil
Textiles/clothing and shoes
Takeout drink lids (coffee cup and softdrink)
Books (take some, leave some)
Beverage containers


Remember, you can still recycle the following at the Recycle Depot

Cardboard

Clean cardboard, boxboard (e.g. cereal boxes, pop cases, tissue boxes).

Plastics & Plastic Film

Clean plastics with a number 1 through number 7 recycle symbol on the container, plastic film (e.g. plastic bags, bread bags, sandwich bags, saran wrap).

Metal

Clean tin and aluminium cans and food containers, tin lids and caps (e.g. soup cans, aluminium foil). No Scrap Metal-this can be disposed of at the transfer site (fees apply).

Paper

Newspaper, white office paper, mixed paper, magazines, envelopes, junk mail, shredded paper.

Glass

Glass food jars and bottles.

 

REMINDER: BUSINESS USE OF THE TRANSFER SITE IS NOT PERMITTED PER WASTE MANAGEMENT BYLAW #B07/2017. BUSINESSES PLEASE SEE City of Airdrie-Business pilot FOR USE OF THE RECYCLE DEPOT.

City of Airdrie recycling facilities  are subsidized through an environmental fee paid by Airdrie and Rocky View residents. Business use of our facilities is not permitted as they do not contribute to this funding.

 

Seasonal Programs

Spring and Summer Programs

BIKE SALES-May 4-October 2 2022


Each year bicycles are recovered from parks and along pathways. The City of Airdrie holds bikes for a minimum of 30 days to give owners an opportunity to reclaim their bikes. If unclaimed, the bikes are brought to the Recycle Depot and offered for sale along with other donated bikes, to Airdrie residents for a nominal fee.

The bike program is offered so residents may enjoy bikes at an affordable cost. Resale for profit is not the intent of the program and is not permitted. Staff reserve the right to refuse sales at their discretion.

If you are looking for a lost or stolen bike, contact Waste & Recycling Services to see if the City has recovered your bike.

The City does not inspect the bikes recovered nor have any knowledge of, or warrants the condition the bikes are in. Therefore, the bikes are sold “as is” with no liability on the part of the City. Furthermore, the purchaser, by paying the nominal fee, waives any rights or claims against the City and becomes solely responsible.

Fall and Winter Programs

Christmas Tree chipping
Christmas trees can be dropped off at the Transfer Site for free.

Christmas tree drop off is available for free the month of January at the Recycle Depot.

Christmas Light Strands
Christmas lights and other holiday electronic decorations can be dropped off at the Recycle Depot (year round) as part of the electronics recycling pilot program.

Pumpkin Recycling
Please place your pumpkins into your green cart for recycling. If you do not have a green cart, pumpkin drop off bins will be available at the Recycle Depot for one week after Halloween. Please remove all candles and decorations.

 

Location


 

Branches, Grass and Leaves

The Recycling Depot is no longer accepting branches, grass or leaves. This program is being managed by a third party.  Residents can take branches, grass and leaves to the Transfer Site. The following charges apply:

  • Truck load (and trailer) maximum fee - $10
  • Per Bag or Bundle - $3
 

Contact us


Waste & Recycling

P. 403.948.0246

F. 403.948.8819

Address


Recycle Depot
21 East Lake Hill
Airdrie, AB T4A 2K3

Hours


Recycle Depot hours
Monday, Tuesday
CLOSED
Wednesday to Saturday, Sunday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.