Cleanfarms, under a contract with the Alberta Plastic Recycling Group, is operating a three-year agricultural recycling program to collect grain bags and twine.

Trochu’s nearest collection site is at the Drumheller Landfill, and they accept both grain bags and twine under the following conditions:

  • Grain bags must be relatively clean (5% contamination allowed), rolled, and tied with twine
  • Twine must be relatively clean and placed into clear bags, no net wrap, or silage plastic allowed
  • Bags or twine that aren’t acceptable to Cleanfarms will have to be landfilled at a charge of $62.50/tonne

Calling prior to delivery is preferred if you have large amounts (eg. a flat deck trailer full) but one or two grain bags or a few bags of twine can be accepted without scheduling. Customers must be at the Landfill by 4:00 pm., Mon – Fri. They may accept one or two bags on Saturdays however large volumes will not be accepted.

If you have questions specific to the Drumheller Landfill, please visit or call 403-823-1345.

For more information and to find other collection sites, visit the Cleanfarms website.




Residential Recycling Program:

Can Pak Environmental Recycling Info & Tips:

Collection day is EVERY OTHER FRIDAY.

Please have your recycling out by 7:30 am on collection day. Recycling should be placed on the front side of your property in plain view of the street. Please ensure that public walkways remain clear.

Recycling Bins:

Please feel free to write your street address on your residential recycling bin so it can be returned to you if lost.

If you do not have a recycling bin at your residence or if your bin has been lost, please contact the Town of Trochu to obtain one.

If you are moving, please leave your bin at the original property for the next owner.

Extra recycling materials can be placed beside the Green Box in clear plastic bags. Extra cardboard can be folded and tied if needed and placed under the box.

-newspaper and inserts, magazines, catalogues
-white writing and computer paper
-greeting cards, non-foil gift wrap
-junk mail, paper bags, envelopes, paper egg cartons, paperback and hard cover books, phone books
-shredded paper in clear plastic bags

-flattened corrugated cardboard boxes (when flattened, must be no larger than 36 inches square)
-flattened cereal, food and shoe boxes (remove and discard liner)
-milk cartons (rinse and flatten)
-juice boxes

Metals (empty and rinse, no loose lids, trap lids inside can or discard): 
-clean tin cans (soup, juice, etc.)
-aluminum containers (pie plates etc.)
-aluminum beverage cans

Glass (empty and clean, discard lids, labels can be left on):
-jars (pickle, jam, etc.)
-bottles (all beverages, ketchup, etc.)

Plastic 1-7 (empty and rinse, discard caps and lids):
-household cleaner bottles
-milk jugs, pop and beverage bottles
-plastic bags (put together in one bag)
-margarine and yoghurt containers

Helpful Hints
-bundle or tie loose cardboard
-put light items on the bottom of bin and paper items in a grocery bag so they don’t blow out
-put all plastic grocery bags into one bag and tie

-waxed cardboard
-paper towels or tissues
-ceramics, china, glass plates, light bulbs or mirrors
-tupperware or type containers
-styrofoam packaging of any kind
-disposable diapers or kitty litter of any kind
-no liquids of any type (i.e. motor oils, cooking oils, paint, etc.)
-absolutely no needles / medical supplies

For more information …… please contact the Can Pak Office at 403.341.9300 or  1.855.747.3456


Do you know all of your recycling options in Trochu?


*Cardboard IS picked up at your door in your green bin, but if you would rather you are welcome to bring it to the Transfer Site.

Clean, dry boxes. Cardboard must be flattened, with all plastic removed and placed flat through bin slots. For business pick up of cardboard, all cardboard must be flattened or it will not be picked up.


*Newsprint IS picked up at your door in your green bin, but if you would rather you are welcome to bring it to the Transfer Site.

Clean, dry newsprint and flyers, glossy magazines with staples


Compost Bins available to purchase from Town of Trochu at $15 per bin. The Town WILL ONLY pick up clean compost that has been disposed of in an approved compost bin.

Acceptable compost: clean grass clippings, vegetable peelings, light garden waste, leaves, etc.

Unacceptable:  meat scraps, wood, plastic, metal, branches, thick garden stalks, household garbage, etc.

Transfer Site also recycles paint cans, electronics, tires, and metal

*** Recycling available during regular transfer site hours ***

Trochu Bottle Depot is located beside ATB on Main Street and open Wednesday through Saturday.