Rocky View County offers a yard waste program to collect natural and organic materials. The following locations collect and transport yard waste to local composting facilities:

Accepted Materials

The yard waste program accepts the following loose materials:

  • Branches (less than 6 inches in diameter) [May 1 - Oct. 31]
  • Shrubs
  • Leaves 
  • Grass clippings
  • Brush
  • Garden trimmings
  • Hedge and tree trimmings
  • House and garden plants
  • Lawn edging (earth removed)

All materials must go into the bin loose, meaning no plastic or paper bags can be used. Please empty the contents from all bags into the bin and throw the bag into a separate waste bin. Plastic bags, twine, concrete and other non-organic materials contaminate the bin, making the items inside unrecyclable.

Unacceptable Materials

Yard waste items that cannot be collected include:

  • Branches (more than 6 inches in diameter)
  • Dimensional lumber
  • Sod
  • Soil
  • Stumps
  • Stones 
  • Concrete
  • Any items in plastic or paper bags, cardboard boxes, or secured with twine

Visiting a Disposal Site

Once you reach a site an attendant will:

  • Record your name, address, phone number and the community you live in.
  • Check the types of materials you are dropping off.
  • Direct you to the location(s) to drop off material.

When at the bin or location to drop off material:

  • Sites have one-way traffic; follow the flow.
  • Sites have two lanes, please park near the appropriate bin to let other vehicles pass
  • Adhere to the instructions on the signs; they are posted for your safety.
  • Take the time to place the material in the correct bin or area so it can be processed properly.
  • If in doubt, leave it out and locate an attendant in a safety vest for advice on where the materials should be placed.

To get in and out of the transfer site quickly and safely remember:

  • Be considerate and patient when dropping off your materials.
  • Over 400 vehicles can pass the gates at some of the sites. Watch for traffic as you move from one area to the next. Consider coming early, or during the week when it is less busy.
  • Bring age-appropriate people to help unload your materials.
  • Staff are not available to assist with the unloading of any items.
  • Materials left at sites before or after the scheduled times are considered illegal dumping and will be dealt with accordingly.


Solid Waste & Recycling

How can I get rid of...?

Tires? Pesticides? Old TVs? Paint? Metal barrels? Plywood?—Check out the Garbage Materials page for a comprehensive listing of where in the County you can dispose of unwanted items.

Servicing Strategy

For the long-term benefit of our environment, communities, and residents, the following guiding documents have been developed: