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The High River Recycle Centre and the yard waste drop off are located at Operational Services at 640 7 Street N.W.

Please note that 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 – Ni-MH, Ni-Cd, SSLA/Pb, Li-Ion, Ni-Zn batteries under 5 kg for recycling.
  • 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
  • Refrigerators
  • Vehicle batteries or any batteries over 5kg
  • Wood

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 Foothills Regional 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.