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Garbage and Recycling Information

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The Rocky Mountain Regional Solid Waste Authority (RMRSWA) provides solid waste services to the area as the result of a partnership between Clearwater County, the Town of Rocky Mountain House and the Village of Caroline. For more information on the Rocky Mountain Regional Solid Waste Authority an up-to-date listing on transfer station hours, please visit RMRSWA's website here.
There are 11 transfer station locations that residents can take their garbage and recyclables. Each location may have restrictions or limitations for different types of recycling. Please refer to this chart for a list of acceptable material at each location. 

Clearwater County residents are encouraged to utilize transfer stations within Clearwater County as other locations outside the County‚Äôs jurisdiction may require proof of residency and could result in refusal of loads. 

Please note that as of July 1, 2020, Lacombe Regional Waste Services Commission (LRWSC) will require proof of Lacombe County residency to access their waste transfer sites in Lacombe County.  Loads will be refused if Lacombe proof of residency is not shown to the attendant.

The Rocky Transfer Station is also home to the Recycling Facility which is located at 5313 44 Street in Rocky Mountain House.

Recycling Instructions

Rocky Mountain Regional Solid Waste Authority accepts the following items for recycling:
  • Newsprint
  • Cardboard
  • Aluminum/Tin Cans
  • Mixed Paper
  • Mixed Plastic
  • Tires
  • Metal
  • Yard Waste
  • E Waste
All of the above items are accepted at all transfer stations except Cline and Faraway.  Please call 403-845-4121 for more details.  Also, the Rocky transfer station features a recycle donation centre or "free store" for those items that may be re-used by others.

Rocky Transfer Station is the ONLY site to accept used oil, oil filters and empty oil containers. 
Glass Recycling
Empty, clean glass with removed lids can be recycled and located only at the Rocky Transfer Station & Coop Recycle Depot.
Clear Glass
  • Jars (ie. jam or pickle jars)
  • Bottles (ie. glass sauce bottles)
Coloured Glass
  • Flower Vases
  • Wine Bottes
No ceramics, plate glass or mirrors.

Freon Appliances

All Freon Appliances are to be dropped off at the ANY Transfer station apart from Cline. There is an automatic $20.00 charge for Freon removal per appliance. All Rural stations accept cash only.  Rocky Transfer Station is Debit/ Credit ONLY (NO CASH ONSITE). Prices are subject to change without any given notice. 

Household Hazardous

Household Hazardous Waste consists of solid or liquid materials, or containers holding gases, which have outlived their usefulness. 1,2,3,4
These wastes may harm people or the environment unless given special handling and treatment. They may be flammable, corrosive, explosive, or toxic. Because of these dangerous characteristics, they should not be disposed of in the landfills or sewage systems. Products in the household that have potentially hazardous characteristics display at least one of the following symbols:

For any further information on Recycling, please contact our main office at 403-845-4121.

 No.   Name  Location   Pesticide Containers  Recycling Depot   Wood Waste  Yard Waste
 1  Rocky  Town (5313 - 44 Street)  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
 2  Everdell  SE3-38-8-W5 West of Highway 22 South  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
 3  Cow Lake
 SE26-38-8-W5 On Highway 752
 No  Yes  Yes  Yes
 4  Crammond  SW16-35-5-W5 On Highway 22  No  Yes  Yes  Yes
 5  Caroline  SW18-36-6-W5 South off of Highway  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
 6  Leslieville  SE2-39-5-W5 Highway 11 and Highway 761  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
 7  Crossroads   SE26-40-5-W5 On Highway 12  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
 8  Cline River  26/27-37-18-W5 West on Highway 11  No  No  No  No
 9  Nordegg  SW32-40-15-W5 On Trunk Road 734  No  Yes  Yes  Yes
10  Faraway  NE10-43-6-W5 On Highway 53  No  Yes  Yes  Yes