Recycling

Changes in Service due to COVID-19

Beverage Containers

Please note that beverage container recycling bins downtown and at the municipal recycling stations (S-Block and Activity Centre Parking lot) are no longer in use. 

Beverage containers come into contact with people’s mouths and pose a health risk to municipal staff. Collection is suspended until further notice. 

Plastics Recycling

Plastics recycling is also suspended until further notice. In addition to posing health risks to staff, the Municipality of Jasper has nowhere to send materials to during the pandemic, and doesn’t have storage space to keep recyclables. Plastics can be thrown out with regular household garbage for the time being. 

Commercial Cardboard Drop-Off

Businesses can drop off cardboard at the municipal compound (#3 Compound Road). Hours of operation for drop-off have been modified to Monday to Saturday between 12:30pm and 3:00pm. 

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Jasper has two municipal recycling centres, located in S-Block and at the Activity Centre parking lot. Residents must sort their own recycling.

We accept: 

  • Cardboard and boxboard (cereal, cracker and tissue boxes)
  • Mixed paper
  • Newspaper
  • Most household plastics   see details below
  • Glass
  • Tin and aluminium
  • Small household batteries
  • Beverage containers
  • Bike tires   S-Block location only
  • Yard waste   S-Block location only
Beverage containers can also be taken to the Jasper Recycle Depot for refunds (non-municipal service, also located in S-Block). Smaller bins are also located in various locations downtown. 
 
MOJ Plastic Recycling

Plastic Recycling in Jasper, AB

Once you place your approved plastics in municipal bins, the Municipality of Jasper goes to market to find buyers for our recyclables. The market is constantly changing and so is the end-of-life destination for Jasper’s waste. The Municipality of Jasper is committed to finding responsible and sustainable options for recyclables collected at our recycling stations.

Did you know?

Since the summer of 2019, Jasper’s plastic is being shipped to southern Alberta to be ground up, melted down and transformed into everyday-use items like park benches, fence posts and parking curbs. This arrangement has allowed the Municipality to accept different kinds of plastic than we did before. If the market changes, the types of plastic we accept at recycling stations will also change.

Shopping Tips

Reducing plastic usage is the most sustainable way to reduce our impact on the environment.

  • Choose items that have less plastic packaging.
  • Bring reusable checkout and produce bags.
  • Look for #1, #2 and #5 plastic when you purchase food and household items. These plastics are the easiest to recycle.

Questions about recycling?

Contact the Operations Department at 780-852-3040 or operations@town.jasper.ab.ca.

Commercial Cardboard Drop-Off

Businesses can bring loads of cardboard directly to the Operations Building located at 3 Compound Road in Jasper (east bay door). Mixed paper, shredded paper, and newspaper are also accepted.

Cardboard board may be dropped off between 1 to 4 p.m. every day. Monday to Saturday between 12:30pm and 3:00pm during COVID-19 pandemic. 

Please do not dump cardboard outside of business hours. Cardboard boxes do not have to be broken down if you take advantage of the public hours of operation.