THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF COCHRANE
To the Attention of Cochrane Residents and Business Owners:
As of Wednesday, August 12th, 2020, the Town of Cochrane will resume recycling disposal at the Recycling Transfer Station at 92 Second Street (Infrastructure Services). The Infrastructure Services office is closed, and the public will need to call our office at the number below prior to arrival. We will have an attendant open the gate and the load of recycling will be checked for contamination prior to disposal.
Items such as wood pallets, chemical containers (DEF fluid, aerosol chemicals, antifreeze jugs), glass, plastic film, food, diapers, pails (including oil pails), hydraulic hoses, garbage (food waste, food in containers), clothing, and black garbage bags are not acceptable.
As of Monday August 17th, 2020, the Town of Cochrane will be conducting audits of recycling bins and will be turning away any bins that are contaminated. If you receive a RED TAG on your bin this means that your bin contained unacceptable material and must be removed before it will be collected.
Wash all food residue out of containers, throw glass materials in the garbage, and when in doubt, throw it out. Contamination in a load of recycling costs the Town (Taxpayers) money and may cause the load to be shipped to landfill instead of producing a recycled product. Also, place your bins two (2) feet apart in a suitable location (on roadside) for the waste and recycling truck to pick it up.
If you find a bright red tag on your bin, it could have been a result of contamination or the bins were improperly placed.
Please call or email Infrastructure Services for more information if you have questions about recycling materials.