Non-Residential Waste - Other Items

These items can be recycled and taken directly to the Bow Valley Waste Management Commission transfer site at 160 Hawk Avenue. The transfer site is open 7 days a week, except public holidays, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (no loads accepted after 3:15 p.m.)

Glass Bottles & Jars

  • Glass jars
  • Bottles


Clean and remove lids, you don't have to remove labels.


Window panes or windshields, ceramic materials, cookware and tableware.

Metal Food Cans

  • Fruit cups
  • Ribbed food cans
  • Aerosol cans
  • Other small pieces of metal such as pie plates and foil lids


You don't have to remove labels, but cans should be clean. To minimize cuts and lost lids, it's best to put the lid into the can and press it shut. Buffet fuel cans are accepted only if completely empty (Cans with fuel should be held until the annual recycling round-up).

Drink Cans and Tetra Paks

  • Beer and soda cans
  • leave tabs on cans
  • Soy and rice milk containers
  • Juice boxes


Remove all straws, caps and lids, rinse and flatten.


non-beverage Tetra Paks are not accepted (soup, whipped topping).


  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic food jars
  • Plastic containers and tubs with a Mobius Loop and number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
  • Margarine, ice cream, yogurt; ketchup, shampoo, jugs, non-drink containers and bottles

Note: Remove lids and rinse

Garbage: plastic containers without a Mobius Loop, foamed plastic such as packing forms and peanuts, single serving condiment containers such as cream, jam, butter, drink ornaments, polystyrene, soiled items, non-beverage Tetra Paks, plastic film, plastic wrap, packaging and food wrappers. Plastic bags are accepted at Banff grocery stores.

Mixed Papers


  • clean and dry newspaper
  • advertising inserts
  • brown paper grocery bags

Office Paper

  • clean dry paper (it's okay to leave staples in)
  • white or coloured paper
  • photocopies
  • receipts
  • windowed envelopes
  • envelopes (without padding)
  • file folders
  • fax paper
  • Post-It™ notes
  • shredded office paper contained in a paper bag
  • photocopy paper wrapping (ream wrap)


  • magazines
  • gift wrap
  • glossy fax paper
  • glossy flyers and brochures
  • catalogues
  • phone books
  • soft cover and paper back books
  • junk mail

Garbage: Padded envelopes, carbon paper, elastic bands, paper clips, metal fasteners, plastic liners and plasticized waxy papers, waxy papers.

Refundable Drink Containers:

Most ready-to-serve beverage containers can be returned to the Banff Bottle Depot for a refund. These include beverages sold in a bottle, can, pouch or carton made of: glass, metal, plastic (including milk), foil and aluminum, paper (bag-in-a-box i.e. wine or juice), tetra-brik (drink boxes), waxed paperboard (i.e. soy/rice milk, orange juice, milk) 

The Banff Bottle Depot is located at 152 Eagle Crescent. Call 403.762.5010 or visit Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation for more information.