Unwanted Item Pickup

Help us keep Banff's streets garbage free

Don't illegally dump large items by a garbage bin or on the street. There are free, legal ways for residents to get rid of unwanted items that don't fit in garbage bins, like furniture or appliances. Businesses and out-of-town visitors will be charged.

Dumping is an ugly nuisance and items can attract bears and other wildlife into town. 

We will collect almost anything, if you register for pickup, including:

  • yard waste
  • furniture
  • appliances
  • tires
  • clothing

We will even collect household hazardous waste, such as motor oil and old paint, as long as it’s in a sealed and labelled container.

We will NOT pick up anything that was attached to the home, and is therefore considered renovation waste. Items we will NOT pick up includes:

  • Drywall
  • Deck boards
  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Scrap wood
  • Sinks
  • Insulation
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Shipping pallets
  • household flooring
  • Hot water tanks
  • Furnaces
  • Toilets
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Yard waste with branches more than 4 inches thick
  • Anything weighing more than 23 kg (50 pounds)
  • Excessively large/long items

These items must be brought to the Transfer Station. 

The driver has final discretion on what is suitable for pickup, based on this list, collector safety and vehicle capacity.

NEW Schedule a Pickup Online

You can now schedule a free pickup of any large or unwanted items online. 

Garbage left by bins

Call for a Free Pickup (residential only) We'll pick up large items Monday through Friday. Call 403.762.1240 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday to schedule a free curbside pickup of an unwanted item or yard waste. This service is only for residences and not commercial properties. Note that we do not accept renovation or construction waste.

Bring It to the Compound

Drop off unwanted items and yard waste at the Town of Banff Operations Transfer Site at 160 Hawk Avenue, open seven days a week except public holidays, 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (last load accepted at 3:15 p.m.). Residential drop offs are free, but charges will apply to renovation/construction waste and commercial and out-of-town drop offs.

Bring it to the Re-Use It Centre

Pick up or drop off gently used household items at Banff's Re-Use It Centre, located at the Banff Transfer Site, 160 Hawk Avenue, seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Re-Use It Centre is closed on public holidays.

Donate It

The Crossway CommunityThrift Store in Canmore picks up gently used furniture and housewares. Call 403.678.9801 to schedule a pickup or email Crossway Community Thrift