Residential Recycling Program:
Environmental 360 Solutions 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.
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.
The Following Materials Should Be Recycled
-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)
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
Plastic 1-7 (empty and rinse, discard caps and lids):
-household cleaner bottles
-milk jugs, pop and beverage bottles
-margarine and yoghurt containers
-bundle or tie loose cardboard
-put light items on the bottom of bin and paper items in a recyclable bag so they don’t blow out
PLEASE DO NOT PUT IN RECYCLE BIN / NON-ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS:
- Waxed Cardboard
- Paper Towels or Tissues
- Ceramics, China, Glass, Light Bulbs or Mirrors
- Styrofoam packaging of any kind
- Ink Cartridges
- Disposable Diapers
- Kitty Litter
- Hypodermic Needles, Syringes or Medical Supplies
- Aerosol Cans
- Hazardous Materials
- Film Plastics (Black Garbage Bags, Grocery Bags, Stretch & Shrink Wraps Etc)
- No liquids of any kind (Motor Oils, Cooking Oils, Paint Etc.)
- Household Décor (Carpets, Rugs, Curtains etc.)
For more information …… please contact 403.341.9300
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*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.
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 drumhellerlandfill.com or call 403-823-1345.