Most Albertans already participate in waste reduction or recycling in some way. From a local bottle drive to backyard composting, Albertans are participating in waste reduction activities throughout the province. Throughout North America waste reduction and recycling have become part of every day life, not just in Alberta. While these individual actions of Albertans are helping to reduce the amount of solid waste produced, some local governments and other organizations have decided to establish community-wide programs for waste reduction and recycling. That is why the Town of Strathmore has undertaken to establish a recycling facility for the Town and local residents. Our facility has been in operation since January 15, 2003, and has enjoyed excellent support from area residents.
Waste reduction and recycling programs can bring several benefits to a municipality.
- Reduce disposal costs, particularly in communities where waste must be hauled to distant regional landfills.
- Recover value from material that in the past has been thrown away.
- Save natural resources by recovering, re-using or recycling valuable materials from the waste stream.
- Stimulate local individual activity and provide local employment.
- Reduce pollution and save energy.
The end result of a waste reduction and recycling program will be improved environmental quality in the community along with the possibility of economic opportunities.
Recycle Yard Mulch
Town of Strathmore mulch is unprocessed material that could include numerous products including treated wood that has been stored outside. As a result, it may contain allergens, diseased trees, bugs or other foreign matter. Users should wear proper clothing and protection when handling the mulch. The Town of Strathmore makes no guarantee concerning the quality of the mulch, and assumes no liability for injury or property damage as a result of the use or handling or transportation of the mulch. Residents who use this mulch do so at their own risk.
Town’s rain barrel program hopes to save water!
Garden and lawn watering can make up a substantial portion of total household water use during the summer months even in Alberta. Utilizing rain barrels allows home owners to collect water from their rooftop runoff and effectively store it for when you need it most, during the hot summer months.
Rainwater collection and its reuse is not only a financial benefit to home owners but also for the environment because stored water would otherwise run off into the storm sewers where the environmental benefit could be minimal. This run off water can be safe to use when watering plants, flower pots, gardens, trees, lawns or cleaning your walk ways.
The Town of Strathmore is promoting water conservation techniques and therefore is selling rain barrels to citizens from the main office or the recycle facility.
Take it or Leave It!
The Town of Strathmore has provided a “Take It Or Leave It “service within the town's recycle facility for the past several years. This service allows citizens to drop off their “gently used” and "workable" items allowing others the opportunity to take and utilize what they may need. Many town and county residents have benefited greatly from this service. Residents are reminded that no expired childrens items (high chairs, car seats, toys, cribs, etc,.) are permitted to be left at Take it or Leave it.
As the safe and gently used items are a treasure to so many, citizens are reminded not to dump unusable items in this area but to utilize the HIG (Heavy item garbage) pick up which occurs 5 times per year. If the Recycle Facility is closed, residents are reminded to come back during open hours and not dump items outside of the facility.
April 1st – September 30th
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed all statutory holidays
October 1st – March 31st
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed all statutory holidays
101 Slater Way