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. The facility may refuse loads when wind conditions prevent safe tipping and handling or we believe tipping your load will result in fugitive litter. Avoid unnecessary travel to our site by checking our "live" wind conditions in the opposite column. Call the scale (403-673-2708) prior to departure any time the wind speeds are exceeding 30 km/hour.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.
SAFETY AND COURTESY
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.
LOOSE LITTER MUST BE BAGGED
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(greater than 15 km/hr). Before leaving your site check our "up-to-the-minute" weather station display in the opposite column and call the scale office at 403-673-2708 for current wind restrictions.
WHAT CAN YOU BRING?
The Francis Cooke Regional Class III Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre is an inert, dry waste facility. No food, or 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. Please arrive with pre-sorted loads and with loose litter already bagged.
Fees are charged according to how well loads are sorted to facilitate recycling.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR 2020
We are considering initiatives starting January 2020 which may affect your operations. These initiatives include:
Reducing tolerance for easily recovered material in landfilled loads to 10%.
Clearly defining Easily Recoverable, Unacceptable and Illegal materials that must not be mixed in bins as landfill material.
Significantly raising the surcharge for uncontained litter in bins.
Charging renovation and demolition loads that contain easily recoverable material as “Unsorted” loads.
Please contact us for more details and information about how these changes may affect you.
NOTICES AND WIND
LOADS WITH LOOSE LITTER ARE REFUSED when wind exceeds 15 kilometres per hour. Bookmark this page or, to display our current wind and weather on your phone, go to your app store and download the Davis Instruments "Weather Link 2" app. Register your account, search for "Francis Cooke" and add our weather station to your display.
CLIMBERS AND HIKERS Please consult adjacent property owners or updated hiking and climbing sources to access locations adjacent to our property safely and efficiently.
BICYCLES We keep the Bow Valley rolling with our take-it-or-leave-it bike and bike parts station on site. Call or drop by to see if we have what it takes to keep your rubber on the road!
HOUSEHOLD WASTE AND RECYCLING For information about residential waste and recycling programs offered by your municipality please visit their websites. These programs include household recycling and garbage collection, hazardous waste, large item collection and the operation of municipal collection depots.
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