Waste & recycling

The county has seven solid-waste transfer sites that accept household waste and recyclables. Hours that the various sites are open have been determined by local demand and vary. However, most are open to the public 16 hours each week. General household garbage is to be placed in the bins. These bins are hauled to the Redcliff Cypress Regional Landfill where the material is covered daily. 
County residents wishing to have the transfer site bin safety gates opened to accommodate their trailers, must complete the waiver form.  

Door to door garbage pick-up is available in Desert Blume with resident-provided waste receptacles.
Door to door garbage and recycling pick-up is available in Suffield.

 Desert Blume
$15.80 per month (billed as $31.60 bi-monthly)
 Wednesday set out by 7 a.m.
$8.25 per month (billed as $16.50 bi-monthly)
$6.75 per month (billed as $13.50 bi-monthly)
 Wednesday set out by 7 a.m.

Recyclable cardboard may be collected at the following transfer sites: Dunmore, Elkwater, Hilda, Irvine, Schuler, Seven Persons and Walsh.

The waste bylaw has more details.  

Solid waste and recycling transfer site hours and information

Redcliff/Cypress Regional Landfill:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays/statutory holidays
Contact: (403) 548-9250

*Plastic recycling is currently suspended at  transfer sites due to shipping and purchasing. The plastic recycling bins will be returned to the transfer sites as soon as the program resumes. Apologies for any inconvenience caused during this time.*

All transfer sites accept appliances, batteries, cardboard, clean wood (untreated with no paint, nails, or furniture), e-waste, metal (all), paint, (used) oil and filters, tree branches (up to 12 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length), tires, and wire.
For grain bag recycling program please see the agricultural page.

Empty pesticide container collection sites: 
Schuler and Co-op (12322 Rge Rd 63) - empty, triple rinsed, 10-litre plastic containers only

Regional landfill passcards
When the local waste transfer site is closed, or for larger loads, residents can haul their refuse to the Redcliff Cypress Regional Landfill. Residents can request a landfill pass card from the county office, which allows them to haul into the landfill, without paying scale charges, to a maximum of $252 per year. 
Cypress County Waste Transfer Site
Transfer site locations
Please see below for maps to the various transfer sites