Commercial waste pickup fees are charged per bin per pick-up. You can customize your service at any time to ensure your fees are as low as possible. Save even more by effectively diverting and recycling your commercial waste.
Work with your neighbours - Find out who shares your waste and recycling bins and discuss a plan to manage your waste.
Recycle and Divert - Be sure you and your staff understand Banff's commercial waste and recycling categories. The more you are able to divert, the more you'll save.
Choose the correct containers to meet your needs - Each pick-up costs your business money. The more efficiently you use your containers, the fewer pick-ups you'll need.
Plan your waste enclosure to allow for enough space for your needs - Plan to have suitable storage space for each category of waste. If you are building or renovating, consider your storage space.
Produce a low volume of waste or recyclables (cardboard)? - If you produce a low volume of any or all waste streams, it is not mandatory to subscribe for the minimum, once-a-week service. Several options available:
Talk to a neighbouring property and see if you can place your waste in their bin and share the cost of having the bin emptied
Bring your waste to the transfer station and pay a reduced rate for disposal
Store your waste until the bin is full and then call for a single pick up
Build a waste enclosure - The Land Use Bylaw defines a "Approved Enclosure" as a type of enclosure for the storage of containers between collection times that prevents access to waste or recyclable waste by domestic animals and wildlife which has been approved by the Development Office. If you want to alter your enclosure space to fit more bins, make an appointment with the planning department to review your options for building an appropriate enclosure.
You are also encouraged to talk to a neighbouring property and see if you can place your waste in their bin and share the cost of having the bin emptied.