Garbage

The Town of Cardston offers residential and commercial garbage collection services to in Town residents and businesses. The Town utilizes the services of an independent contractor for collection services. If you have concerns about garbage collection you can call the Town Office at 403-653-3366. Garbage is collected once a week for residential customers and more often as needed for commercial customers. To view the pick up schedule and map, click here.

Once garbage is picked up, the contractor drives it out to the Cardston Transfer Station. The Transfer Station is a convenient place for all local residents to bring their non-construction waste that can't be picked up by the contractor, as well as grass clippings, non-treated wood for the burn pile, tires, and appliances. Refrigeration, freezer and air conditioning units require a permit prior to disposing at the transfer station; permits can be acquired at the Town Office for $10.00/unit. The waste collected at the Transfer Station is transported out to the Chief Mountain Regional Solid Waste Authority's landfill. 

TRANSFER STATION
Summer Schedule (Apr 1 - Sep 30)
Tuesday:10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Thursday:10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m
Saturday:9:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.

CURBSIDE PICK UP SCHEDULE


Dump Locations

Transfer Station

Summer Schedule (Apr 1 - Sep 30)
Tuesday:10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Thursday:10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m
Saturday:9:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.

Winter Schedule (Oct 1 - Mar 31)
Tuesday:9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Thursday:9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m
Saturday:9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
 

Landfill

Summer Schedule (Apr 1 - Sep 30)
Tuesday:8:00 a.m.Noon
Thursday:8:00 a.m.Noon

$90.00 / tonne (1,000kg)
Cash or cheque only
Office: 653- 2703
Contact: Lee Beazer (330-6285)

 

Regulations

Transfer Stations

Ratepayers must adhere to the following regulations:

  1. Check with Operator before unloading any waste.
  2. The Station Operator will inspect each load before unloading.
  3. Turn off vehicle while unloading in station.
  4. Please ensure that all garbage is secured while transporting to the Transfer Stations.
  5. All children are to remain in the vehicle while unloading.

A. WASTE TYPES TO BE SRORED OR PLACED IN TRANSFER STATIONS

  1. Domestic Garbage Only.
  2. No liquid wasted will be accepted at Transfer Stations.
  3. No person shall dispose of toxic or hazardous wastes, such as flammable liquid or solid or any substance considered being toxic or hazardous.
  4. All white goods or metal scrap or wood scrap to be disposed of at a Special Waste Site location. 
  5. Large items such as p.v.c. pipe, vinyl siding etc. to be broken into 4-ft pieces. Placement of larger items such as couches, mattresses, box springs, rolls of carpet, large volumes of plastic sheeting such as silage cover etc., or other such items (as determined by the operator) are to be placed separately against right-hand side of building (outside only if there is not sufficient room in the building).
  6. Demolition/renovation material from ratepayers are accepted at the Transfer Station at a rate of one pick-up truck per day. Contractors must bring their construction waste directly to the Landfill Site. There is a disposal fee for these items.
  7. Twine - to be piled separately as directed by the Station Operator.
  8. Burning barrels and/or contents will be refused at the Transfer Station Building. The Station Operator will allow contents from a burning barrel if completely extinguished to be placed in the burn pit if one is available on site but never in the building. All cooled burning barrels must be  placed in the metal disposal site. 
  9. Small animals will be accepted only if placed and sealed in plastic bags. Larger animals will not be accepted.
  10. No person shall dispose os straw, hay,  rock, brick, cement or diet in the Transfer Station building.
  11. At station and compounds, there is to be no scavenging permitted, unless authorized by the Municipality in charge (see Town of Cardston Policy #T/12 – Transfer Station Policy: Salvaging). All items or waste placed in the stations or at the station site becomes the property of Chief Mountain Regional Solid Waste Authority.
  12. No grass clippings are allowed within the building.

B. SPECIAL WASTE - (WHITE GOODS)
Larger material or hard to handle waste such as car or truck bodies, fridges, stoves, or other appliances are considered special waste.

  1. Sorting & storage of white goods & scrap metals as follows:
    1. White goods in one pile.
    2. Scrap in one pile.
    3. All refrigerators and freezers should be lined up sitting upright with the back of unit easily accessible to technicians in separate area.
    4. Car bodies stored in separate area.
  2. No farm machinery will be accepted at any of the white goods sites.
  3. only authorized personnel are to remove scrap metal from the above sites.

C. SPECIAL BURNING SITES
WILL ACCEPT:

  1. Only wastes defined as burnable debris in the Clean Air Regulations will be allowed at the burning sites, i.e. trees, branches, garden waste, straw, grass, wooden construction material, etc.
  2. Wood must not be treated. Treated wood may be delivered directly to the Landfill Site. There will be a disposal fee.
  3. Transfer Stations without a special burning site that are set up to handle this material.

WILL NOT ACCEPT:

 4. Waste as defined as prohibited debris in the Clean Air Regulations, i.e. construction and demolition waste, rubber or plastic, used oils, asphalt shingles, cement, chemicals, wire, manure, etc.

D. REFRIGERATION, FREEZER AND AIR CONDITIONING UNITS
The following regulation applies before the disposal of refrigeration; freezer or air conditioning unit is permitted at one of the White Goods Sites. 

  1. There will be a charge of $10.00 for each refrigeration unit disposed of at one of the white goods sites. Payment is to be made at the Town Office and a receipt must be presented to the operator of the disposal site before the refrigeration unit can be accepted.

E. TIRES

  1. No tires will be accepted in the Transfer Station Buildings.
  2. Tires mounted on rims will not be accepted.
  3. Tires are to be piled in a general area accessible to a large truck and trailer.

F. E-WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM
Chief Mountain Regional Solid Waste Authority no longer accepts Televisions or Computers (Including hard drives, mouse, keyboards & monitors). The Cardston & District Association for the Handicapped collects these items and uses the funds generated to run their facilities.

The Cardston & District Association for the Handicapped
Phone:(403) 653-3766
Location: 639 – 2nd Avenue East

G. PAINT RECYCLING PROGRAM

  1. Check with Transfer Station Operator for proper disposal of paints.
  2. Those communities without a collection site are encouraged to save it for the round-ups.

H. LITTER ON THE WAY TO THE TRANSFER STATION OR THE LANDFILL IS NOT ACCEPTABLE
Station attendants have been instructed to refuse loads not properly secured.

I. TRANSFER STATION OPERATORS HAVE THE RIGHT TO INSPECT ANY LOAD
The Station Operator may refuse any waste that in the judgement of the Operator should be rejected by reason of unknown content that may be a hazard.