Community Clean Up

Community Clean Up

Community Clean Up is an annual program where Town Administration collects refuse from Drumheller Valley residents that would otherwise not be collected in regular curbside removal.  Community Clean up saves residents a trip to the landfill for items that do not fit in their waste cart. This service is free of charge to all Drumheller residents. 

The Town works with the Drumheller & District Regional Landfill to implement Community Clean Up on a neighbourhood-based schedule that encourages participants to place their unwanted items in advance of their scheduled Community Clean Up date. Items must be sorted and placed where residents put their regular household garbage.   

  • This program does not include disposal of demolition material. Commercial/Industrial waste is not included in this program. 
  • No single site is to exceed the volume of a ½ ton truck 
  • Importing waste from outside of Drumheller Corporate limits is strictly prohibited
  • Please note that compost, such as lawn clippings, leaves and wood chips and small trees, are always free to dispose of at the Drumheller Landfill. This does not include caliper tree stumps and trunks or diseased trees, such as black knot and Dutch Elm.  

2024 Community Clean Up Schedule 

  • Day 1 East Coulee, Cambria, Lehigh and Hwy 10 Residences to Rosedale  
  • Day 2 Wayne, Rosedale, Hwy 10x, and Hwy 10 Rosedale to Corporate Limits   
  • Day 3 Nacmine  
  • Day 4 Midland, North Drumheller, and Verdant Valley Road  
  • Day 5 North and South Newcastle 
  • Day 6 Central Drumheller and East Newcastle - from 9th Street West to 5th Street East 
  • Day 7 Bankview and Huntington - North of 10th Avenue South East  
  • Day 8 Greentree & Huntington 
  • Day 9 Riverside Drive between 5th Street East and Willow Estates 

Click here to see a map of the Community Clean Up route. 

Community Clean Up Vouchers

Don't hold onto waste! Residents are eligible for two free landfill loads per year. Vouchers can be obtained with I.D. at Town Hall Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. 

Vouchers can be used for loads up to 375 kg of non-accumulative waste. Prior to loading up your vehicle, please review the acceptable and unacceptable items below to avoid being turned away at the landfill. Demolition materials will not be accepted under any circumstances. 

Are you a renter? 

Town Hall will require proof of residence, you can do this by simply bringing in your government issued identification, or a copy of your utility invoice. For more information, contact

Kick it to the Curb

Residents of Drumheller can reduce, reuse and recycle belongings by placing them on their front boulevard or curb the weekend before Community Clean Up begins. Kick it to the Curb is a community-wide opportunity for residents to say goodbye to unwanted, gently used household items such as kitchenware, sporting equipment, unwanted gifts, electronics and furniture.

WHEN: Friday, September 6, Saturday, September 7, and Sunday, September 8 from 8:00am to 8:00pm each day.

HOW: Participants bring their unwanted belongings to the boulevard or curb in front of their home, with a "FREE" label on it. This could be masking tape, stickers, or download our "FREE" tags to print at home.

  • Participants should only take items labelled as "FREE"
  • Respect others' property
  • Discarding other items on another person's property is prohibited
  • Curbside items must be removed at the end of the program to avoid fines

The remaining items leftover from this program must be removed from the curbside or boulevard no later than Sunday, September 8 at 11:59pm. Residents are encouraged to donate any leftover items that are in good condition to our local donation services. Additionally, the remaining items can be disposed of in the Community Clean Up program, scheduled for September 9 - 19. 

Acceptable Materials

Household Materials 

  • Kitchen waste 
  • Bathroom waste 
  • Furniture (couches, chairs, mattress sets, dressers, desks, bookshelves etc.) 
  • Old clothing 
  • Lamps (light bulbs removed)  
  • Kid’s toys 


  • Freon appliances*  
  • White metals 
  • Barbeques  
  • Play sets  
  • Lawn mowers  
  • Trimmers (all oil and fuel must be removed prior to placing out for pickup, failure to do so will result in material not being collected) 

*All Freon appliances ; fridges, freezers, air conditioners and water coolers will require a $15.00/unit sticker; to be purchased at Town Hall prior to your collection day and placed on the appliance to ensure pickup. 

Compostable Materials 

  • Leaves (must be bagged) 
  • Grass clippings 
  • Tree branches (branches can be no more than 1-foot diameter and must be cut down to 4-foot lengths, tied or bundled) 


  • Televisions  
  • Computers and accessories 
  • Printers 
  • Microwaves 
  • Fax machines 
  • Stereos 
  • Electronic games 
  • Power tools 


  • Tires (with or without rims)  
  • Propane tanks  
  • Vehicle batteries  
  • Paint 

*Please note that the following items are always free to dispose of at the Drumheller Landfill:

  • Compost, such as lawn clippings, leaves, wood chips and small trees and branches. This does not include large caliper tree stumps and trunks or diseased trees, such as black knot and Dutch Elm.
  • Residential Recycling Materials

Unacceptable Materials

Renovation & Demolition Materials (including, but not limited to):

  • Carpet/underlay 
  • Counter tops
  • Decks 
  • Dimensional wood
  • Doors  
  • Drywall 
  • Fences 
  • Shingles 
  • Toilets  
  • Vanities 
  • Windows 

Household Hazardous Waste:

  • Drums of liquid 
  • Empty drums with the lids intact 
  • Fire extinguishers 
  • Garden chemicals   
  • Household batteries 
  • Household cleaners 
  • Medical waste
  • Used oil/oil filters 
  • Vehicle propane tanks  


Direct all inquiries to the Drumheller & District Regional Landfill at 403-823-1345 or email at 

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