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Foothills Regional Services Commission

Foothills Regional Waste Management Facility (The Landfill)

Effective January 1, 2014
The tentative rate increase at the Foothills Regional Landfill effective will be set as follows:
Commercial Haulers & $5.00 0 kg to 100 kg
Self Haulers $67.00 per tonne over 100 kg
Hard to Handle $100.50 per tonne

In order to maximize the life of the Foothills Regional Landfill, encourage recycling and reduce the amount of waste deposited at the landfill from outside Commission boundaries, tipping fees for solid waste will be increased effective January 1, 2015:

Minimum charge $10.00 for 0 kg to 100 kg

Commercial and Self Haulers
Loads up to 1 tonne $69.00/tonne
Loads over 1 tonne $100.00/tonne

2015 Tipping Fee Letter

For more information please call 403-938-5224
Rate Increase is subject to approval by FRSC

The Foothills Regional Waste Management Facility otherwise known as "The Landfill" is run by the Foothills Regional Services Commission (FRSC). The FRSC is managed by a Commission consisting of the following member municipalities:

  • Municipal District of Foothills No. 31
  • Town of High River
  • Town of Black Diamond
  • Town of Turner Valley
  • Town of Okotoks
  • Town of Nanton

Foothills Regional Waste Management Facility MAP
Located on Highway 783 (16 Street E.), 5.5 Km south of Highway 7, 5 km north of Highway 543.
Phone: 403-938-5224
Click on map to enlarge
Foothills Regional Waste Management Facility

Hours of Operation

Extended Hours for Landfill: Starting June 17, 2014 - September 17, 2014. Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 8:30 am - 6:30 pm. For smaller residential loads, leaf and yard waste and recycling. The main tipping face of the landfill will be closed at 4:30 pm.

Regular Landfill hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday-Saturday.
Please arrive half an hour before closing time to give you enough time to empty your vehicle.
The landfill is CLOSED on Sunday and all Statutory Holidays.
Excessive rain may make access by 2-wheel drives difficult.

Landfill Rates - Effective January 2, 2014:

Click here for detailed rates: Tipping Fees

  • $5.00 minimum charge for loads 0 kg to 100 kg.
  • $67.00/per tonne over 100 kg,
  • $100.50/per tonne for hard to handle garbage
  • $20.00 Freon removal fee per appliance plus tonnage fees.
  • $10.00 Surcharge for loads that are not tarped! Please tarp all loads.

Help keep our ditches clean, please secure or tarp all loads!


On-site Recycling: Scrap metal, appliances, batteries, tires, used oil, propane bottles, antifreeze, oil filters, cardboard, appliances, wood waste & greens pile (compost), household hazardous waste. Tonnage fees apply. Pesticide containers - must be triple rinsed!

Transfer Stations

Priddis Transfer Station
SE-29-22-3-W5M (264 St. W. & 178 Ave) 6
Open Tuesday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone 403-931-3266

Black Diamond/Turner Valley Transfer Station
SE-17-20-2-W5M (168St. W & 402 Ave) west of Black Diamond
May 15 - Nov 15: Open Monday-Tuesday, Friday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Nov 16 - May 14: Open Friday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Transfer stations work on a $2.00 per bag basis. Bags for use at the transfer stations are available at Millarville General Store, Hi Ho in Turner Valley, Esso in Black Diamond and at the Priddis Transfer Station.

Foothills Regional Services Commission
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5605, 309 Macleod Trail
High River, AB T1V 1M7
Office: Ph: 403-652-2341
Fax: 403-938-5282


FSRS - Foothills Salvage and Recycling Society (a non-profit organization)

Located immediately adjacent to the Regional Waste Management Facility. The FSRS is dedicated to keeping items out of the landfill that are still usable. The FSRS donates residual income to charitable organizations located within the Foothills. In 2013 $71,000 went to charities and $16,000 went to the 2013 Flood Rescue.

No fees to leave items. Not accepting Fridges, Stoves, Washers, Dryers, Dish Washers. Old style televisions are not accepted but can be taken to the landfill for recycling.
Salvage Centre: 403-648-3764