Volunteer for Green Sweep on Saturday, May 4 – Help us Keep High River Beautiful!

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by Town of High River


Community Maintenance Parks & Recreation

HIGH RIVER, AB: On Saturday, May 4, volunteers will be cleaning up green spaces around the community during the 20th annual Green Sweep, hosted by the Town of High River.

Tipping fees will be waived at the landfill from May 2 - 4, so that residents can also pitch in by bringing items to the recycle centre. We are fortunate to share beautiful parks and green spaces in High River. Your contributions help to make spring cleanup a success!

This year, cleanup efforts will focus on picking up garbage from key areas in the community that the Town will identify. Volunteers are asked to meet at the East parking lot of the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex (228 12 Ave SE) between 9 - 9:30 am.

The Community Block Trailer will be on hand, and everyone will receive maps and coffee to start the day. There will also be a brief safety orientation before heading out for the community cleanup. The event runs until noon, volunteers are then invited to return for a free, brown-bag lunch.

During the Green Sweep event, residents have an opportunity to drop off items for recycling, courtesy of the Alberta Recycling Management Association (in the East lot of the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex). These items are also accepted for recycling at the Town’s Recycle Centre:

  • Small appliances: microwaves, clocks, fans, hair dryers, heaters, irons, toasters, shavers, vacuums
  • Electronics: televisions, computer monitors, desktop computers, servers, laptops, notebooks, tablets, keyboards, mice, computer speakers, cables desktop printers, scanners, fax machines, photocopiers, and multifunction printers

For a complete list of items that can be recycled, visit our Recycling & Yard Waste section of the website.

From May 2 - 4, the Town will waive tipping fees for High River residents taking non-commercial, residential waste to the Foothills Regional Landfill. To qualify, you must be a current resident of High River.

Tipping fees will also be waived for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) in quantities under 20 litres. Residents dropping off more than 20 litres of HHW will be charged the standard fees at the Foothills Regional Landfill. HHW will not be accepted at the Recreation Complex and must be taken to the Foothills Regional Landfill.


For more information:

Parks and Recreation

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