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We recognize recycling as a valuable effort towards an environmentally sustainable community and as a means to ensure the extended life of our  Regional Landfill.

Recycling refers to the efficient use of waste by converting it to reusable materials.

This seemingly simple concept allows you and your loved ones to ensure a sustainable community future. 

Spearheading this initiative is the Drumheller and District Solid Waste Management Association.

As one of our most important partners, it organizes, operates, and maintains a waste recycling system for the region and its participating members.

The Association is committed to promoting the benefits in the re-use and recycling of waste products; endorsing recycling as a way to divert waste materials from the landfill.

To contribute to this effort, we would encourage you to properly segregate your waste.

Please refer to this list for the items accepted for recycling:





  • Clean & dry, corrugated boxes. Kindly refrain from submitting waxed boxes;
  • Please remove plastic liners, wood inserts, packing, and similar materials;
  • All box board ( i.e. cereal, soap or dry food boxes), and;
  • Brown paper bags & brown paper envelopes.


  • Clean & dry newspapers (i.e. T.V. times, and Auto Traders);
  • Any flyers that come with the newspaper may go with the newspaper, and;


  • Glossy magazines with staples;
  • Glossy catalogues, and;
  • Glossy manuals of magazines with a glue or string binding.


  • Any type of computer paper;
  • White bond office paper, loose-leaf, photocopy paper, tablet paper blank or with one color of print;
  • Any color of bond paper, loose-leaf paper, "post it" notes;
  • N.C.R. paper (no carbon required);
  • File folders (with no plastic or metal);
  • Colored and white envelopes with or without windows;
  • Thermal fax paper, and;
  • Birthday, Christmas, Get Well Cards ( Non-glossy, No foil or Plastic).


  • You may rinse the tin cans, remove label and flatten for easier storage and transporting, however it is not necessary for our process;
  • Please do not mix with aluminum or bimetal cans;
  • Metal tops from glass jars are acceptable; however, please be sure to remove plastic or paper seals from inside the lids.
  • Please refrain from including beer caps, bottle caps or canning lids that have plastic or rubber liners.
  • Kindly refrain from including paint cans, aerosol cans, propane tanks, gasoline or fuel containers, batteries or foil products.


  • ALL plastics must be clean and contain no contaminates such as steel handles, or foil seals.
  • All household plastics grades 1-7, excluding Styrofoam.


You may drop-off your recyclables at the following locations:

There are also 40 cardboard bins throughout our community.

These bins are both for commercial and residential use.

The Drumheller Recycling Facility is located at the Drumheller Regional Landfill.


2500 Highway 10 East Drumheller AB 

Telephone: (403) 823-1343 | Fax: (403) 823-1344


Recycle today for a better tomorrow!