See notes regarding recycling bins, HHW round-ups, etc.
LOCATIONS OF RECYCLING DEPOTS: * Downtown Depot, 200 block of Beaver Street in the public parking lot next to the Banff Fire Hall * Compound Depot, 1220 Hawk Avenue, opposite the Town of Banff Operations Building * Scrap metal bin, Town of Banff Operations Yard, 1220 Hawk Avenue (open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday) * Cardboard Bins are located at the Downtown Depot and Compound Depot locations and behind most commercial buildings in the downtown laneways * The Bottle Depot, 152 Eagle Crescent (tel. 403.762.5010)
NEIGHBOURHOOD RECYCLING TRAILER: Each week, the recycling trailer is rotated through a sequence of neighborhood locations, as follows: * Monday - Moose Street * Tuesday - Valleyview * Wednesday - 400 block of Cougar Street * Thursday - Springs Crescent * Friday - Glen Crescent * Saturday - Middle Springs (Jasper Way) * Sunday - Marmot Place Call us at 403.762.1240 if you have questions about our recycling program.
BULKY ITEM PICK-UP: Spring and Fall Unwanted Item Pick-up The Town of Banff does both spring and fall pick-ups of oversized residential waste. These are scheduled in May and October. Residents can register to have furniture and appliances picked up by calling 403.762.1240. This collection service is free.
BOTTLE DEPOT: The Banff Bottle Depot is located at: 101 Eagle Crescent (in the Industrial Compound) P: 403.762.2588
ACCEPTED IN BINS: CARDBOARD Cardboard for recycling should be clean, dry and flattened. Businesses with large volumes of cardboard should call 403.762.1240 to arrange to drop off materials directly at the main depot at the Operations Yard, 120 Hawk Avenue. We accept: * boxboard, including shoeboxes, and all food item boxes such as cereal, crackers, pasta etc. * photocopy paper wrapping * corrugated cardboard boxes * pizza boxes We do not accept: * plasticized cardboard * waxed cardboard (meat or produce containers) * soiled or oily cardboard GLASS Containers (clean with no lids) We accept all glass jars and bottles. You don't have to worry about removing labels, but jars should be clean with no lids. Any metal lids can be placed in the food can bin. Not accepted: * light bulbs or fluorescent tubes: these can be taken directly to the Operations Yard for disposal (nominal fee for disposal of fluorescent tubes and metal halide or high pressure sodium bulbs) * window panes or windshields * ceramic materials * cookware or tableware METAL CANS: This includes all metal cans (i.e. fruit cups, ribbed food cans, aerosol cans) and other small pieces such as hangars and pie plates. You don’t have to worry about removing labels, but cans should be clean. To minimize cuts and lost lids, ensure the lid is inserted into the can and pressed shut. MILK CONTAINERS: Milk Jugs (plastic) We collect milk jugs separately because we receive support from the Alberta Dairy Council. Please be sure to remove the caps. Milk Cartons (waxed paper) Cartons should be rinsed, flattened and placed in the specific bin at the Beaver Street depot. Lids If there is no number inside a Mobius Loop (that little triangular recycling symbol) on the lid, then it should be put in the garbage. PAPER PRODUCTS: Here is a list of all paper products accepted for recycling in Banff. We are unable to accept household paper items such as: tissue paper, paper towels, napkins and waxed paper. Businesses with large volumes of paper should call 403.762.1240 to arrange to drop off materials directly at the main depot at the Operations Yard, 120 Hawk Avenue. White Office Paper (note: you don't have to remove staples) * white or coloured paper * white photocopies * white or coloured loose-leaf paper * white recycled paper * white register tape * white or coloured envelopes * manila envelopes and file folders * computer paper * NCR (no carbon required) paper * Post-It™ notes and shredded office paper * photocopy paper wrapping (ream wrap) * glossy fax paper is acceptable, but it should be placed in the magazine bin * not accepted o padded envelopes o carbon paper o blueprint paper o paper clips o metal fasteners o rubber bands Newsprint (note: you don't have to remove staples) * clean dry newspaper * newspaper inserts * brown grocery bags * pet food bags (no plastic liners) Magazines * magazines * gift wrap * glossy fax paper * glossy flyers and brochures * catalogues Phone Books Phone books can be dropped off in the bin located at the Beaver Street depot all year. In the spring, there are extra bins at each depot. PLASTIC Bale of plastic collected for recycling in the Town of BanffAll plastic bottles, packaging, containers and milk jugs (see Milk Containers) are accepted, but not styrofoam and plastic bags. Just make sure all containers are rinsed and crushed. If you're not sure about an item, check the container for the Mobius Loop (that little triangular recycling symbol) and the number 1 through 7. This ensures an item can be recycled.
SOFT PLASTIC DETAILS: Plastic grocery bags are accepted at both Banff grocery stores (Safeway, Keller Foods).
BATTERIES (automotive and rechargeable): Rechargeable batteries can be dropped off at Town Hall in the bin under the main staircase, as well as at the Downtown Depot, and at the Compound Depot at Hawk Avenue. Lead Acid car batteries are accepted at the Compound Depot at Hawk Avenue.
TIRES: Used tires can be dropped off at the Operations Compound at 120 Hawk Avenue. Please note that rims must be removed and can be left in the metal recycling area.
SCRAP METAL AND APPLIANCES: Scrap metal or appliances are accepted at the Operations Yard (120 Hawk Avenue) between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Fees may apply to some items.
MOTOR OIL & ANTIFREEZE: motor oil and antifreeze is accepted at Standish Service and Star Service Stations (a fee may apply). More information is available from the Alberta Used Oil Management Association
FURNITURE & APPLIANCES: Throughout the year, unwanted items can also be dropped off at the Town's Operations Yard at 120 Hawk Avenue in the Industrial Compound. Hours of operation are weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please stop at the office to register before leaving any materials. There may be a small fee for some items.
HAZARDOUS WASTE AND PAINT: The Town of Banff holds an annual Paint Exchange and Hazardous Waste Round-up. The designated day is April 18, 2009, and residents and businesses are invited to bring paints, solvents, roofing tar, adhesives and other hazardous items to this event for safe disposal. Businesses are asked to pre-register the type and volume of material they plan to drop off, call 403.762.1240 before April 18, 2009.
LIGHT BULBS OR FLUORESCENT TUBES;
SMALL CAMP STOVE PROPANE CYLINDERS; PAINT; : Can be brought to the Town of Banff Operations Compound, 120 Hawk Avenue (in the Industrial compound). Check in at the front counter from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.