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. After a few years of falling below this level, this success has been achieved through ongoing tipping fee incentives, improved sorting opportunities at the Francis Cooke facility, and improving sorting pratices by industry partners. Compliance support from member municipalities has also been essential in achieving this strategic goal.  

TRUTH IN LABELS – California Addresses Recycling Confusion                          August 30, 2021

Have you ever been confused by the mobius loop (circular arrows) implying a material is recyclable and found out it is not really recyclable? Has a label ever tried to convince you that biodegradable products are compostable and then found out that was wrong? The State of California legislature is taking a crack at “truth in recycling labelling”. 

PACKAGING WASTE – Extended Producer Responsibility                                    June 7, 2021

The Recycling Council of Alberta has posted information about Alberta’s journey toward a more Circular Economy by following along a path to EPR. You can also visit the Government of Alberta website on EPR.

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.

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.