Cranbrook Transfer Station

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The Cranbrook Transfer Station is located behind Lordco Auto Parts at 2405 22nd St N

Hours of Operation:

8:30am to 5:30pm seven days a week
(closed Christmas Day, New Years Day, Remembrance Day, Thanksgiving Day and Family Day)
If you have questions regarding disposal or about the site please contact the Environmental Services Assistant at: 250-489-6900 or send email to [email protected]

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Even though the Transfer Station is designed to collect garbage from both residential vehicles and City of Cranbrook Garbage Trucks, you will find all kinds of opportunities to recycle or leave items for reuse so they don't end up in the landfill. This transfer station offers the following services for collection of:

  • Residential Garbage
  • Construction and Demolition Waste -small loads only (about the size of a pick up truck)
  • Yard and Garden Waste
  • Wood Waste 
  • Scrap Metal – includes large appliances and 20 lbs propane tanks
  • Car Battery Recycling
  • Small Battery Recycling
  • Re-Use Centre
  • Mattress Recycling
  • Household Hazardous Waste Depot
  • Used Motor Oil and Antifreeze
  • Soil -small loads only (about the size of a pick up truck)
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Recycling

Recycling at the Transfer Station:

The Recycle BC Depot is for residential recycling and collects a much wider array of recyclables than the regional yellow bin program. CLICK HERE to view the brochure with the list of recyclables accepted. To help make your visit to the recycling area seamless, setting up a “pre-sort” system at home can save you some time:

  • One bin for paper and cardboard - this would be for everything under the “paper & cardboard products” header on the brochure
  • One bin for all plastic containers and metal - this would be everything under the “Containers” headers on the brochure
  • One bin for the other categories - the vast majority of recyclables falls into the first two categories.  The third “bin” could be for the others - which includes everything in the Styrofoam, Flexible Plastics and Glass Containers headers on the brochure.

There are also areas to recycle your scrap metal, clean wood waste, yard waste, auto batteries and propane tanks. 

About Tires:

There is an area at the Transfer Station for tires; however, they are subject to a tipping fee and we strongly encourage residents to take their tires elsewhere.  We have a tipping fee on tires because it costs us to handle and transport them.  When you pay an eco fee on tires, it goes to Tire Stewardship BC, a Provincial non-profit society established to ensure the collection and recycling of tires. The RDEK does not get any funding from that program; however, you can take 4 tires at a time (off rim) to the following locations FREE OF CHARGE:

  • Canadian Tire Cranbrook
  • Dixon's Service Centre
  • Kal Tire
  • Mister Tire
  • Integra Tire
  • Cranbrook Dodge


There is also a Reuse Centre at the Cranbrook Transfer Station, which accepts household items in good working condition.  It's free to drop items off, and free to pick items up at the Reuse Centre.  Some examples of things that can be taken to the Reuse Centre include:

  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Books/Toys
  • Light fixtures
  • Pictures
  • Small dishes

Items that CANNOT be accepted in the Reuse Centre include: large appliances, scrap metal, wood, clothing, automotive parts and mattresses.

Televisions should be taken to the Cranbrook Bottle Depot for recycling.

Last edited: Tue, January 02, 2024 - 8:42:30