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Recycling & Garbage

Recycle Centre

The Recycle Centre is located at Operational Services at 640 - 7 St NW.









8 am - 5 pm

8 am - 5 pm

8 am - 6 pm

8 am - 6 pm

8 am - 6 pm

8 am - 5 pm

8 am - 5 pm

The centre is not open on Statutory Holidays. Items cannot be left after hours. 

What we accept:

  • Mixed paper – Includes, magazines, phone books, and white bonded paper.
  • Newsprint – Includes all inserts and flyers in your newspaper.
  • Tin cans – Must be cleaned and labels removed.
  • Cardboard – Includes box board, and corrugated cardboard.
  • Mixed plastics – All plastics #1-#7. Only plastics with a printed number on them are able to be recycled.
  • Cell phones - drop off any old cell phones.
  • Batteries - We now accept Ni-MH, Ni-Cd, SSLA/Pb, Li-Ion, Ni-Zn batteries under 5kg for recycling.  Click for more information.
  • Electronics - Eligible products include televisions, computers (CPU, keyboard, mouse, cables, and speakers), monitors, printers, laptops and tablets.

Not for recycling:

  • Garbage
  • Styrofoam
  • Styrofoam egg cartons
  • Oil containers, lawn care containers (pesticides)
  • Glass
  • Tires
  • Refridgerators
  • Vehicle batteries or any batteries over 5kg
  • Wood

Yard waste drop-off

Residents can drop off yard waste at the temporary location in Birchwood Park. 

Tree branches, grass clippings, and leaves can also be taken to the Foothills Regional Landfill

Foothills Recycling and Salvage Society (FRSS)

The Foothills salvage centre accepts household items, clothing and other merchandise in usable condition. The centre is run by the Foothills Recycling and Salvage Society (FRSS), which is a non-profit society dedicated to keeping usable and recyclable items out of the landfill and to make items accessible and affordable.

They recently moved into a new 11,000 sq ft.  facility located adjacent to the MD;Foothills Landfill site on Highway 783, approximately 13 KM north of High River. They rely on a dedicated group of volunteers to help run the facility and have recently partnered with High River and Okotoks correctional services; a recognized volunteer program for individuals with minor offence violations who must complete community service hours.

Hours of operation are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Sat. For more information on how to donate, volunteer and/or shop at the centre, Click here to go their website.

Household Waste Disposal

Download the complete pdf-icon Automated Waste Collection brochure

Automated Waste Collection

Please place carts with one meter of clearance on all sides and away from overhead obstacles.

Do not pile or store extra gargbage beside your cart or overfill it. The lid should be able to completely close.

Bins must be out by 7 a.m. on your normal day of pick up. Bags beside bins will not be picked up and overflowing bins will not be emptied.

Please do not put flood, construction, or demolition waste into your regular garbage carts.

**Please note, there is no automated waste collection on statutory holidays

Lost / Missing Carts

Replacement garbage carts can be picked up at the Town of High River Operations Shop, at  640 - 7 Street NW during regular business hours. Any extra, unclaimed carts can also be taken to this location.

If you have found your bin, please wash it out and reuse it if possible.

Foothills Landfill (403.938.5224)

Located on Highway 783 (16 Street E.), 5.5 Km south of Highway 7, 5 km north of Highway 543.

Hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday-Saturday.


Residential Waste Collection Zones

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Download pdf-icon Residential Waste Collection Zones

Do You Need A Larger Garbage Collection Cart?

There are two residential sizes:

  • 240 Litre Garbage Collection Cart ($9.00/month)
  • 360 Litre Garbage Collection Cart ($12.50/month)

To order please call Operations at 403.652.4657 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For complete details on pricing and fees please view the Current rate bylaw.

Residential Waste Collection Basics:

  • Garbage must be out by 7 a.m.
  • Garbage in the collection carts should only consist of regular house hold waste.  We will not take items such as: Oil, Chemicals, Car Parts, Christmas trees, furniture, large pieces of wood, metal or construction materials, etc. If you're unsure, please call 403.652.4657 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Foothills Regional Landfill Site - 403.938.5224
  • Garbage Missed?  If your garbage has been missed, please make sure it is placed correctly and contact the Town Shop at 403.652.4657. 
    **Please note, there is no automated waste collection on statutory holidays


What to do

What not to do

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Park it: Park your garbage collection cart on level ground at front curb or back alley.

Do not: Park your garbage collection cart behind other carts or objects. 

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Point it: Point the Town of High River logo on your garbage collection cart towards the street or alley. 

Do not: Point your garbage collection cart away from the street or alley.  This helps prevent damage during pick-up.

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Space it: Space your garabge collection cart  at least 3 feet from any objects, such as vehicles, light posts, and fences, etc.

Do not: Park your garbage collection cart close to other objects, or place additional waste next to your collection cart.  

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Take it: Take your garbage collection cart back onto your property by 7 p.m. of your collection day.

Do not: Leave your garbage collection cart on the street or in the alley after it has been dumped. 

   12-01-22 overfill-prob
  Do not: Overfill your collection cart.


Town Office

309B MacLeod Trail SW
High River, AB   T1V 1Z5
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Phone: 403.652.2110
Fax: 403.652.2396

Bob Snodgrass RecPlex

24hr Info: 403.652.4041
Inquiries: 403.652.4042 

Phone: 403.652.8620

Culture Centre

Phone: 403.603.3502

Parent Link Centre

Phone: 403.652.8633

Business & Tourism
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Phone: 403.652.8622
Fax: 403.652.2990 
Visitor Information Centre
Phone: 1.877.603.3101
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Phone: 403.652.4657
Operations Emergency Numbers
Roads: 403.601.1258
Water & Sewer: 403.652.6353


Bylaw Services
Phone: 403.601.8696
Fire Department
Phone: 403.652.3774
Phone: 403.652.2357
Emergencies: 403.652.2356
Emergency Management
Phone: 403.652.6960