Gates open 8 am and close at 4 pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sundays and statutory holidays. No new loads accepted after 3:45 p.m. To be eligible for normal on-time fees loads requiring extra time must arrive by 3:30 pm to allow for line-ups, proper handling and be off site by 4:00 pm. PLEASE OBEY all traffic control lights and signs while visiting our site. Follow the directions of our scale attendant.
Users of our site are asked to be safe by dressing for the working conditions, wearing sturdy shoes or work boots and to follow the instructions of facility staff. Please behave in a respectful and courteous manner while using our facility.
It is often very windy at our site and all loose litter must be bagged when winds are 15 km/h or higher. See our loose Litter Policy. See current conditions by clicking the "WIND AND WEATHER" link above.
The Francis Cooke Regional Class III Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre is a dry waste facility. No food, apples or other fruit from yards and gardens, pumpkins, kitchen waste, hazardous wastes or liquids can be disposed at this site. See our guide to material accepted under the Recycling, Construction tab.
All loads must be properly tarped or financial penalties may be charged. Sorting is not allowed at the working face when wind speed is greater than 15 km/hr. Please arrive with pre-sorted loads and with loose litter already bagged. Refer to Litter Control for more instructions. Call the scale office at 403-673-2708 for any current wind restrictions.
Fees are charged according to how well loads are sorted to facilitate recycling. Special fees may apply to loads from registered flood clean-up addresses. Contact the scale (403-673-2708) to find our if your site is eligible for these fees.
NEW: Starting June 1st, 2018 a surcharge of $7.50 per tonne will apply to all materials arriving at the Francis Cooke Landfill from outside the boundaries of the Town of Banff, Town of Canmore and the Municipal District of Bighorn.
Next Hazardous Waste Roundups: Canmore - All household hazardous waste can be dropped off at the Town of Canmore Recycling Facility at 115 Boulder Crescent (open 8am - 16:45pm). Exshaw & M.D. Bighorn - October 14, 2017: Exhsaw Fire Hall 10 am - 2 pm, details for Lac Des Arcs, Harvie Heights and Dead Man's Flats transfer sites call @ 673-3611. Banff details @ 762-1240.
Residential Large Item Disposal: Do not leave mattresses, box springs, appliances, furniture or any other large items by your neighbourhood garbage bins. Banff and Canmore offer free collection at your residential address.