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Recycling program to continue in its current form for 2019



​June 11th 2019

 On June 10 2019, council voted to continue with the current recycling program at this time, with the subject being revisited in one year to account for changes in the global recyclables market.

This is a difficult decision for council to make particularly with the high interest in the online survey on a curbside program" said Mayor Heather Colberg. "I want people to appreciate we are not turning our back on recycling, or on the environment. We will continue to monitor recycling solutions as well as looking into possible waste reduction. With the uncertainty globally we want to be sure this is resolved before going forward"

"A number of other communities in Alberta are revisiting their curbside recycling programs due to recyclers reviewing their sorting standards," explained Darryl Drohomerski CAO of the Town of Drumheller. "Our current process results in low contamination rates, which is crucial at this time due to the volatility of the recycling markets."

The Drumheller and District Solid Waste Management Association (DDSWMA) currently provides the recycling program for the residents of the Town of Drumheller.The program is a voluntary drop off with people separating into bins.The household recyclables are then transported to the Recycling Facility at the Landfill where a final sort of the material and processing takes place. The DDSWMA has several buyers for their processed material and due to the low contamination are still able to secure buyers for the majority of what they handle.

Here is the list of what can be recycled 


clean & dry, corrugated boxes. No waxed boxes.

please remove plastic liners, wood inserts, packing etc.

all box board, ie: cereal, soap or dry food boxes.

Please remove plastic liners

brown paper bags & brown paper envelopes.


clean & dry newspapers, T.V times, auto traders etc.

any flyers that come with the newspaper may go with the newspaper

glossy magazines with staples


any glossy catalogues

glossy manuals of magazines with glue or string binding


any type of computer paper

white bond off paper, loose-leaf, photocopy paper, tablet paper blank or with one color of print

any color of bond paper, loose-leaf, "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

Greeting cards (non-glossy, NO foil or plastic)


you may rinse 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, please be sure to remove plastic or paper seals from the inside the lids

DO NOT INCLUDE beer caps, bottle caps or canning lids that have plastic or rubber liners

DO NOT include paint cans, aerosol cans, propane tanks, and gasoline or fuel containers, batteries or foil products


ALL household plastic containers must be clean and contain NO contaminates, such as food/condiment residual, steel handles or foil seals

Grades 1-7 accepted, excluding plastic film such as grocery bags, and NO Styrofoam

For the convenience of members there are drop of locations at the Town of Drumheller parking lot across from the 7-11, beside the Subway Restaurant, at the East Coulee Community Hall, beside the Rosedale Skating Rink and adjacent to the Nacmine Store for all your recycling materials.

For more information contact:

Julia Fielding

Communications Officer

403 823 1320

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