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Recyling Center

Recycling Tips

Thousands of tonnes of recyclables are kept out of the landfills each year by recycling. Thank you for doing your part! Find great tips and Recycle Centre Hours here.

December 2021: Town Facilities Hours and Closures (including Public Works and Recycling Centre)

Recycle your live Christmas Tree! After the holidays, live Christmas trees can be dropped off at the Recycle Centre during open hours. Please remove all decorations, tinsel and lighting from your tree before dropping it off. Wrapping paper and boxes can also be recycled. Click below to visit our Recycling Tips page. Thank you for recycling!

At the Recycling Centre you will find signs with examples to help properly sort your recyclables. Here are some other tips to make sure your visit to drop off recycling is safe, easy and quick!

  • Please pre-sort recycling to minimize time at the High River Recycling Centre.
  • Social distancing is required while dropping off recycling.
  • There may be line-ups following the holidays – pre-sorting will help everyone to drop off more quickly and safely.
  • The Centre is not open on Statutory Holidays.
  • Items cannot be left after hours.

Important information about recycling contamination:

  • Ensure all recyclables are clean.
  • Dirty cardboard or plastics contaminate our loads and cost the Town money at the sorting facility.
  • Contamination may compromise an entire load of recycling - please do your part to make sure everything contributed is useable at the sorting facility.
  • Residents who do not want to clean their recyclables should place them in their residential garbage to minimize the risk of contaminating recycling loads.
Town staff are on-site for help if you have questions. Please call us at 403-652-2110 if you have any questions about the High River Recycling Center!

High River Recycling Center Hours

Closed on Statutory Holidays

Sunday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Accepted Recycling Items

  • Clear Glass
    • No coloured glass, ceramics, mirrors or safety glass items at this time
  • Mixed paper: Magazines, phone books, and white bonded paper and box board (thin, lightweight paperboard packaging i.e.: cereal/snack boxes and Kleenex boxes)
  • Newsprint: Includes all inserts and flyers in your newspaper
  • Tin cans: Must be cleaned and labels removed
  • Cardboard: Corrugated cardboard with ridges
  • Mixed rigid plastics: All plastics #1-#7. Only plastics with a printed number on them are able to be recycled
  • Soft plastics: Plastic bags or soft plastic packaging
  • Styrofoam: White polystyrene packaging that is clean, free of tape, staples and contaminants.
    • Food packages, soiled or dirty packaging, hard materials or coloured polystyrene will not be accepted
  • 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 (including CPU, keyboard, mouse, cables, and speakers), monitors, printers, laptops and tablets)

Not Accepted for Recycling

  • Garbage
  • Oil containers, lawn care containers (pesticides)
  • Tires
  • Refrigerators
  • Vehicle batteries or any batteries over 5kg
  • Wood
  • Dirty plastic wrapping such as Saran Wrap or meat packaging
  • Corrugated cardboard such as pizza boxes that are greasy or have food particles
  • Coloured glass, ceramics, mirrors, safety glass not accepted (clear glass only is accepted at this time)
  • Food packages, soiled or dirty packaging, hard materials or coloured polystyrene will not be accepted

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640 7 Street N.W. High River, Alberta

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Public Works Office: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday / Recycling: 8:00am - 5:00pm, 7 days a week (Closed on statutory holidays)

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