Residential Garbage Collection
The Town of Nanton is responsible for residential garbage collection within the Town, this service is currently contracted. Residential pickup is conducted on Mondays, including holidays, unless otherwise specified. Each residence is permitted three bags of garbage, which must be contained in a covered receptacle. The Town of Nanton encourages the use of the Recycling Depot to reduce waste. Should you require more than 3 bags, excess garbage tags are available for $2.00 each. The charge for residential garbage collection is $17.50 per utility bill (bi-monthly).
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your pick up, please call the Town Office at (403) 646-2029. For more information, please read the Town of Nanton’s Waste Collection and Recycling Bylaw #1208, and amending rate Bylaw #1229.
The Town of Nanton is not responsible for commercial and/or industrial garbage collection. These services must be arranged by individual businesses.
Foothills Regional Landfill Site
The Town’s residential garbage is taken to the Foothills Regional Landfill Site. The Foothills Regional Waste Management Facility is centrally located on Secondary Hwy 783, approximately 3.5 miles south of Okotoks and Hwy 7.
To dispose of excess refuse, you may contact the landfill at (403) 938-5224.
The Nanton Recycling Depot - REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!
The Nanton Recycling Depot is located 1914 19 Avenue (east of Hwy 2). It is a full service depot to meet all your recycling needs. We recycle almost everything from paper to televisions. Please help us make our recycling depot efficient by sorting your recyclables before you arrive and only bring items that we recycle. Please avoid bringing mixed-materials such as coffee tins, potato chip bags and gift wrap. We ask users to avoid rummaging through recycling piles and to ensure your items are placed in the appropriate bins.
**Please note the new hours of operation below.
NEW! Electronic Recycling Program
The Nanton Recycling Depot is a registered e-cycling outlet. Recycling electronics helps the community become environmentally responsible. Electronic equipment and materials are broken down into recoverable resources and removed safely. This helps relieve landfills and potentially reduces the risk of hazards.
For more information on the program, visit www.albertarecycing.ca.
|Recyclable Items || Items Not Accepted |
|Cardboard - double and single walled ||waxed cardboard|
|Tin cans - clean, labels removed ||aluminum |
|Newspaper & magazines ||gift-wrap |
|Mixed paper ||plastic-lined paper |
|Rigid plastic containers - labeled 1,2,&4 only ||motor oil containers |
|Plastic milk jugs - labeled 2 only, rinsed with lid removed ||plastic bags |
|Telephone books & catalogues - glue binding, over 1/2 inch thick ||uncoded plastics |
| Hazardous Waste Materials|
| Paint & paint products (thinners, etc) || *The Hazardous Waster Materials shed is located by the exit of the depot grounds, please put hazardous items in their appropriate places.|
| fluorescent lightbulbs|| |
| motor oil|| |
| fertilizers, repellents, etc.|| |
| E-Recycling Items|| |
| Televisions, VCR's, DVD players, speakers, receivers|| |
| Computer monitors, keyboards, mouse, cables, printers,|| |
| Laptops, tablets || |
| phones, faxes, || |
| microwaves (no other appliances will be accepted)|| |
Plastic Identification Coding can be found on plastic materials that are recyclable. There are 7 codes. NO LABEL NO RECYCLE
Due to the extremely large volume of cardboard received at the recycling depot, the Town of Nanton is requesting that all users reduce the size of corrugated cardboard to a maximum dimension of 30” x 60” (76 cm x 152 cm). This size is better accommodated in our cardboard baler. Flattened boxes placed inside a larger box is acceptable, however, please do not exceed the dimensions stated. All cardboard must be clean and dry (not oil soaked), with no over-painting or wax coating, and all plastic packaging, handles, food and Styrofoam must be removed (tape is acceptable).
**Please note the Nanton Recycling Depot new hours of operation, effective April 2, 2013.
|Week Day||Hours of Operation|
|Sunday & Monday||CLOSED |
|Tuesday ||8:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Wednesday||8:00 am - 4:00 pm |
|Thursday||10:30 am - 7:00 pm|
|Friday ||8:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Saturday||8:00 am - 4:30 pm|