Town of Canmore

Christmas Waste & Recycling

Christmas can be one of the most wasteful times of the year. Below is a list of common items that are disposed of at christmas time and the appropriate place to put them.

Please help us keep the community clean, if you see an overflowing bin look for another one or come back tomorrow. Operators are working hard at this time to make sure bins are emptied regularly. Garbage left outside of bins can be an animal attractant and an eyesore for everyone in the community.

Mixed Paper Recycling Stream


  • Wrapping paper
  • Boxes
  • Gift bags
  • Cards - large and small stick on type
  • Gift wrap (paper wrap)

Plastic/Metal Recycling Stream

  • Hard plastic packaging

Ewaste Recycling - Boulder Crescent Depot

  • Old electronics


  • Plastic wrap
  • Styrofoam
  • Tape
  • Ribbons
  • Bows
  • Foil wrapping paper

Where to Drop Your Christmas Tree

Christmas trees can be dropped off at the following locations: 

  • Quarry Lake parking lot
  • Fairholme/17 St.
  • Boulder Crescent recycle depot
  • Benchlands Trail (bike skills parking lot)