BOW VALLEY ELECTRONICS RECYCLING LEADS THE WAY                     March 30, 2022

The Alberta Recycling Management Authority has announced the winners of a contest to see which Alberta Municipalities recycled the most electronic devices. The Bow Valley’s Francis Cooke Resource Recovery Centre near Exshaw emerged as the top recycler. The Town of Canmore came in 4th best electronics recycler in the Alberta. Thankyou Bow Valley businesses and residents for leading the way down the Circular Economy trail!  

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF RCA PRESENTS THE BASICS OF EPR              March 17, 2022

Regulations requiring producers to lift the burden from municipalities and implement Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs for managing paper and packaging waste as well as hazardous waste will be released in the coming months. Recycling Council of Alberta Director Christina Seidel recently presented the basics of EPR to the Bow Valley Waste Management Commission Board of Directors and answered their questions.

THE AMAZING IMPACTS OF FOOD WASTE REVEALED                     January 28, 2022

This article in Biocycle magazine highlights a report on the impact of food waste in the United States. Take a look, and consider whether Canada is any different.

2022 TIPPING FEE AND PRODUCT PRICES RELEASED                          December 29, 2021

Our 2022 rate sheet is now available. Please review this sheet and other information available on the Facility Guide page of this web site to take advantage of the significantly lower rates for recovering resources from your waste materials. Garbage that is mixed with recoverable resources such as metal, drywall, and wood can cost 3 to 10 times more than dropping those materials separately in our many resource recovery drop-offs. You can also avoid surcharges for tipping illegal items and uncontained litter.

ALBERTA TAKES KEY STEP TOWARD PRODUCER RESONSIBILITY                     January 21, 2022

Alberta is taking important and exciting steps toward Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for waste in our province by tabling new legislation. This legislation will facilitate producer programs for managing single-use plastics, packaging, paper products and hazardous and special products like household pesticides and solvents

BVWASTE CELEBRATES SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION                          November 10, 2021

The Bow Valley Waste Management Commission gave a “tip-of-the-bin” to the Bow Valley’s construction, renovation and demolition industry’s support in an interview on Mountain FM’s “Sustainability Talks”. Credit is also given to the Town of Banff’s effort to pitch in with tools to support a circular construction economy. 

COMMISSION ACHIEVES OVER 70% DIVERSION                           August 30, 2021

The Bow Valley Waste Management Commission has returned to its former success of diverting over 70% of construction, renovation, and demolition waste. This success has been achieved through ongoing tipping fee incentives, improved sorting opportunities at the Francis Cooke facility, and improving sorting practices by industry partners. Compliance support from member municipalities is essential in achieving this strategic goal.