UPDATED FACILITY HANDBOOK NOW AVAILABLE!                                    March 29, 2021

The 2021 version of our handbook is now now available. Just click a topic in the Table of Contents and flip right to that topic. 

 NEW PROCESS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF EXCAVATED MATERIAL                                  March 23, 2021

There is a new process for acceptance of excavated material at the Francis Cooke Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre. An application form must be submitted and laboratory testing of material is now required. Loads of excavated material that do not provide an approval identification number will not be accepted. Details of the process and an application for Acceptance of Excavated Material may be found in the Facility Guide section of this website.

PACKAGING WASTE – EPR CONSULTATIONS ANNOUNCED                                    March 17, 2021

Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks has announced the beginning of consultations on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in Alberta. The Recycling Council of Alberta has posted some excellent information about Alberta’s journey toward a Circular Economy following along a path to EPR. This will be interesting reading for anyone who welcomes a better system for addressing all  the packaging and paper that we face on a daily basis.

DEMOLITION AND RENOVATION WASTE                                                                        March 1, 2021

We are now treating renovation and demolition waste as “Unsorted” waste if it contains significant recoverable materials. Please contact us if you are undertaking one of these projects and would like become eligible for the best landfill tipping rates. We will register your project and give you credit for reasonable efforts made over the course of your project to separate and recycle materials such as wood, metal, drywall and asphalt shingles from this challenging waste stream.

NEW EDITION OF THE FACILITY GUIDE DUE IN MARCH                                               March 1, 2021

An updated 2021 Facility Guide will be published sometime in March 2021. This guide serves as a common understanding about how the Francis Cooke facility operates and how materials should be prepared prior to arriving at our site.