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.
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.
Please review our list of basic rules and behave in safe and courteous manner while using our facility.
CURRENT WIND & WEATHER
All loose litter must be bagged when winds are 15 km/h or higher. Some loads may be refused during windy conditions. See our LITTER POLICY which includes set-up instructions for an iPhone app that tracks up-to-the minute wind conditions at the landfill.
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. 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.
TIPPING FEES AND PRODUCT SALES
Fees are charged according to how well loads are sorted to facilitate recycling.
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.
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).