BVWASTE FEATURED ON MOUNTAIN FM WITH BOWDA February 2, 2023
Rob Murray of Mountain FM had a conversation about responsible waste management in the construction, renovation and demolition sector with our Regional Coordinator and BOWDA CEO Ian O’Donnell. The future is a circular economy.
2023 TIPPING FEE AND PRODUCT PRICES RELEASED December January 3, 2023
Our 2023 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.
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.
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.
SOME USEFUL LINKS
USE THESE LINKS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE BOW VALLEY AND BEYOND.
RESOURCE RECOVERY AND WASTE PROGRAMS IN YOUR TOWN
- Town of Canmore
- Town of Banff
- Municipal District of Bighorn (Exshaw, Harvey Heights, Dead Man’s Flats, Lac Des Arcs, Benchlands Etc.)
PROVINCIAL PROGRAMS AND ORGANIZATIONS
- Government of Alberta
- Recycling Council of Alberta
- Alberta Care
- Alberta Recycling Management Authority (Paint, Tires, Used Oil, Electronics, Hazardous Waste)
- Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation
- Beverage Container Management Board
- Compost Council of Canada