The Town of Pincher Creek provides residents with the following services:

Residential Garbage Pick-up Schedule

Tuesday | South of the Creek, and West of East Avenue
Wednesday | South of the Creek and East of East Avenue
Thursday | North of the Creek

To view a map of the pick-up area, please click here



Go Paperless!

The Town of Pincher Creek now offers an electronic delivery of your utility bill (eBilling). Sign up today for a convenient and environmentally friendly way to view your bills. Simply send an email to utilities@pinchercreek.ca with the following information:

  • Utility account number
  • Customer name
  • Service address
  • Valid email address

Why register for eBilling?

  • Be notified by email when your eBill is ready
  • Direct delivery to your inbox
  • Reduce your monthly paper bill clutter
  • Eliminate delays from standard mail delivery
  • Reduce paper waste and lower greenhouse gas emissions
  • Better for our environment


In accordance with the Town of Pincher Creek Water and Sewer Utility Bylaw (1607) and the Garbage Utility Bylaw (1605), please find the Utility Rates listed below. All rates are based on the applicable lines and services in conjunction with a 5/8” water meter, and are billed on a bi-monthly basis.

Residential (Bi-Monthly)
Water Base Rate: $27.82
Water Consumption Rate: $1.12/Cubic Meter
Sewer Base Rate: $32.12
Garbage Fixed Base Rate: $15.08
Per Cart Rate (one pick-up per week): 65L Cart: $18.40  |  95L Cart: $23.40
Recycling Fee: $7.16

Commercial (Bi-Monthly)
(Based on the average 5/8” Meter; charges will vary depending on the size of the line and the water meter)
Water Base Rate: $27.82
Water Consumption Rate: $1.12/Cubic Meter
Sewer Base Rate: $15.74
Commercial Sewer: Additional 10% charge based on water consumption
Garbage Fixed Rate: $15.08
Per Cart Rate (one pick-up per week): 65L Cart: $18.40  |  95L Cart: $23.40  |  660L Cart: $33.26  |                1100L Cart: $38.26
Recycling Fee: $7.16

Application forms must be filled out for new accounts and to initiate changes to an existing account. A deposit in the amount of $125.00 (payable by cash or cheque) is required for new account applications. Prior to setting up a utility account in a renter’s name, the Town of Pincher Creek requires written authorization accepting liability and providing permission from the property owner. New accounts will not be set up should prior balances exist in conjunction with the property.


Pincher Creek's sources of raw water are the Castle River and the Pincher Creek.

The rates for the monthly consumption of Residential/Commercial water are based on the meter size: 
5/8 inch: $13.91  |  3/4 inch: $49.47  |  1 inch: $67.75  |  1.5 inch: $85.03  |  2 inch: $85.03  |  4 inch: $105.35. There is also a user pay fee of $1.12/cm3

Waste Management

The Town has a weekly garbage collection, along with a recycling centre that accepts cardboard, paper, plastic, tin cans, and cans and bottles. A sanitary landfill and solid waste disposal is also available, as well as a composting site for yard waste.

Garbage collection for residences is $18.40 for a 65L Cart, and $23.40 for a 95L Cart (bi-monthly.)

Sewer service charges for residential consumers is $32.12 (bi-monthly; per residence.)

Water and Sewer Mains

No person except authorized employees of the Town of Pincher Creek shall make any connection or contact whatsoever with any of the public pipes or mains in the public thoroughfares of the Town  unless authorized by the Town Superintendent.

Other Utility Services

Electricity and Natural Gas

Streetlight Repair Reporting
FortisAlberta has launched a new Streetlight Repair Map. With this map, you can view streetlights in FortisAlberta’s service area and request a repair online within minutes. The map was designed with you in mind, to be user-friendly, simple and easy to use. Once a streetlight repair request is submitted, a service order is automatically generated to facilitate repairs.

Interested in learning how to use the new Streetlight Repair Map? View FortisAlberta’s online video tutorial at: https://youtu.be/fGtEpqftF8k

Due to Alberta's deregulated electricity marketplace, customers have the freedom to choose their energy provider and products that best suit their needs.

The Office of the Utilities Consumer Advocate (UCA) 310-4-UCA (310-4822) works to ensure Alberta consumers have the information, representation and protection they need in Alberta's restructured electricity and natural gas markets. Use their search tool to determine which retailers are available in our area with the options you choose.

Telephone / Cable / Internet



Shaw Cable

Shaw Direct (Satellite)

(403) 310-2255


Other Programs

Composting & Rain Barrels
The Town of Pincher Creek Recreation Office, in partnership with Communities in Bloom, offer Earth Machine Composters at a great rate of $50.00. A rebate program of $15 is also available for the purchase of your own composter and/or rain barrel. Full details are available at the Rec Offfice and the Town Office. 

Water Saving Tips
Click here for some great ideas on saving water!


Upcoming Events

6:00 PM
Council Meeting

Public Notices

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Local Flu Shot information
October 20, 2020
Influenza immunization is more important this season, than ever before.

All Albertans, six months of age and older, are eligible to be immunized, free of charge; however, this year, AHS is working with pharmacists and physicians to offer immunization to different age groups and demographics. Find out more about how to get your shot locally. 
Pincher Creek receives Communities in Bloom Awards
October 8, 2020
Today, at the virtual Communities Bloom Conference the Town of Pincher Creek won two first place awards in the following categories; the Best Floral Display and the Urban Forestry Award.   Rhonda Oczkowski, from the Town of Pincher Creek recreation team along with the Communities in Bloom committee watched the awards together live online.   Pincher Creek competed with communities across all of Canada for this year’s awards.

Snow Accommodation Policy:
October 1, 2020

The Town of Pincher Creek recognizes the need to assist persons 65 years of age and over who are physically disabled and/or are on Alberta Seniors Benefit with clearing snow, ice and other winter debris from public accessible sidewalks adjacent to their property. Residents in need of this service must meet the following requirements and submit an application to the Town Office.
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