Solid Waste Management

The MD operates the waste/recycling system, delivering the materials to Calgary landfills and recycling depots, as appropriate.

  • Bow Valley Hamlets, residents have recycling facilities and are able to dispose of garbage in animal proof garbage bins.
  • Ranchlands, there are garbage disposal and recycling facilities at the Jamieson Road waste transfer station and at the Ghost waste transfer station. The Ghost waste transfer station is accessible only on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm as it is a secured facility.
  • Jumpingpound facility (located on Highway 68 next to the Volker Stevin yard) there are garbage disposal and recycling facilities.   

Solid Waste Management Commercial Rates and Fees


The MD of Bighorn offers a Spring & Fall clean up every year. Please see below for your Hamlet Clean Up Dates

LocationClean Up WeekendPick Up Dates
Dead Man's Flats/
Kananaskis Settlement
May 20 & 21, 2017May 23, 2017
September 2 & 3, 2017September 5, 2017
Harvie HeightsJune 17 & 18, 2017June 19, 2017
September 23 & 24, 2017September 25, 2017
Lac Des ArcsJune 10 & 11, 2017June 12, 2017
September 16 & 17, 2017September 18, 2017
Exshaw June 3 & 4, 2017June 5, 2017
September 30 & October 1, 2017October 2, 2017
BenchlandsMay 27 & 28, 2017May 29, 2017
September 9 & 10, 2017September 11, 2017

Rules for Spring/Fall Clean-up

  1. Only brush will be picked up.
  2. Material that is in bags will not be picked up. Please use compost facilities for leaves and grass.
  3. Other Materials will not be picked up and remain the responsibility of the resident to take to the appropriate recycling, or landfill site. Household garbage goes in the normal waste stream to Calgary.
  4. No materials may be placed on road sides after midnight on Sunday.
  5. There is a limit of one load per household. A truck load is considered to be 8′ x 7′ x 4′.
  6. Material for pick-up should be no longer that 8 feet in length and neatly stacked alongside the roadway in a manner, which does not impede traffic or become a safety concern. Branches and bushes stacked with all the trunks parallel will be easier to pick-up with our Skid Steer.Any brush longer than 8 feet will not be picked up.
  7. There is no charge for this service.

Bow Valley Waste Management Commission-Francis Cooke Regional Landfill

Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
For more information please call 403-673-2708

MD of Bighorn Hazardous Waste and E-cycle round up 2016

The MD of Bighorn offers a Hazardous Waste & E-Cycle round up every year to have a safe & proper place for disposal of certain items such as:

  • Household Cleaners,
  • Automotive Products
  • Pesticides
  • Home Improvement Products
  • TV’s, VCR’s
  • Computers
  • Computer Accessories

The dates for 2016 are as follows-

Jamieson Road and Ghost River Fire Halls
Saturday September 24th, 2016
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
(Items can be dropped off at either of these 2 locations)

Exshaw Fire Hall
Saturday October 1, 2016
10:00 am to 2:00pm

There are hamlet pick-ups on Saturday October 1stas follow’s:
Please have your items at the recycle bins by the appropriate time.

Lac Des Arcs – 10:00 am
Dead Man’s Flats – 11:00 am
Harvie Heights – 12:00 pm (noon)

For more details on acceptable items, please contact the MD of Bighorn’s Utility Department at 403-673-3611