FRANCIS COOKE LANDFILL AND RESOURCE RECOVERY CENTRE
Gates open 8 am and close at 4 pm Monday to Saturday. Landfill is closed Sundays and statutory holidays. No new loads are accepted after 3:45 p.m. Please note that loads requiring extra time must arrive by at least 3:30 pm to allow for line-ups, proper handling and be off the site by 4:00 pm.
Our facility is, a rugged outdoor environment that presents a variety of hazards. Users of our site are asked to be safe by dressing for the rough terrain and often windy weather conditions. Wearing sturdy shoes or work boots is required. No open sandals or flip-flop style foot ware is allowed. Use work gloves and safety glasses which may be borrowed from our scale office.
Review our list of basic rules, behave in a courteous manner and follow the instructions of our staff. Staff may refuse access to the facility if these rules are not being followed.
WIND, WEATHER AND LITTER
It is often very windy at our site when winds are light elsewhere in the Bow Valley. All loose litter must be bagged prior to arriving at our site. Loads with loose litter will be subject to a surcharge and will be refused in windy conditions. Before leaving your site check our weather station display below and call the scale office at 403-673-2708 for current wind restrictions.
To get our wind and weather information information displayed on your phone, go to your app store and download the Davis Instruments Weather Link 2 application.
The Francis Cooke Regional Class III Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre is a dry waste landfill. 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 MATERIALS ACCEPTED (or not). Learn about the landfill by taking the SITE TOUR or test your knowledge by going to the “Library” tab and taking a QUIZ. All loads must be properly tarped or financial penalties may be charged. Please arrive with pre-sorted loads and with loose litter already bagged.
TIPPING FEES AND PRODUCT SALES
Fees are charged according to how well loads are sorted to facilitate recycling.
A surcharge of $7.50 per tonne applies 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.
FIND US ON HWY 1A, 4 KM EAST OF EXSHAW
FROM CANMORE: Drive on Highway 1A east. Look for our sign and access road 4 km east of Exshaw. (16 kilometres / 15 minutes) FROM CALGARY: Take Highway 1 west, then the Highway 1X exit to Highway 1A junction. Turn left (west) toward Exshaw on 1A to our sign and access road. (About 90 kilometres / 1 hour) FROM COCHRANE: Follow Highway 1A west from the Highway 22 Junction. (About 65 kilometres /45 minutes).