Information on Waste and Recyclables

Household

Household

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Agricultural Waste

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Household Waste

Residential Household Garbage in a standard 26″ X 36″ bag or similar is accepted at all sites at a cost of $2.00/bag. Some discounts may apply at operators discretion.

Burn Barrel or Fireplace Ash is also $2.00/bag.

You may haul direct to the Regional Landfill where only member residents are allowed up to 500kg’s at no cost.

**The above fees and policy only apply to residents of Commission Members or Participating Municipal Partners. It does not apply to Commercial Business Waste or Residential Waste Collectors.  

Large rigid plastics include everything that is plastic with preferably no other material attached to it like glass, wood or metal.

Large Plastics can be toys, lawn furniture, wading pools (but not the liner or bladder), plastic pipe, empty barrels, pails, vinyl siding, automotive bumper covers and lattice etc.

Large Plastics are only accepted at the Athabasca Transfer Site, the Boyle Site and the Whispering Hills Site.

If you are re-siding your home the Athabasca and Boyle Site has a specific place just for PVC Vinyl Siding accepted at a reduced cost if properly sorted.

Businesses can drop off their cardboard at the Athabasca Recycle Facility or they can apply for a Front Load Cardboard Bin that not only accepts cardboard but other recyclables can be placed in the bin if properly bagged.

For more information on a Front Load Cardboard Bin Click Here or call 780.675.1117

Household Related Paper
Newspaper, glossy flyers, magazines, catalogues, can labels, paper sugar bags, gift wrapping paper, phone books, and soft cover books can all be recycled in a clear bag or loosely placed in the blue box.

No hardcover books, tissues, or washroom paper towel.

Office Related Paper
White and coloured ledger, NCR paper envelopes, shredded paper, file folders, printer paper, copier paper, and paper gift bags can all be recycled in a clear bag or loosely placed in the blue box.

Please place shredded paper in double or heavy duty clear or blue bags.

No glossy paper, junk mail, tissue, washroom towels, and bubble wrap envelopes.

Next Appliance Round-Ups:
April 17th to 27th, 2020

September 4th to 14th, 2020

​Appliances without Freon include washers, dryers, furnaces, hot water tanks, dish washers, and stoves. They are accepted at all sites any time at a cost of $10.00/ea

During a Spring or Fall Round-Up any items above are free to drop off at any Athabasca Commission Site during normal operating hours.

Appliances with Freon include fridges, freezers, water coolers and air conditioning units. They are accepted at all sites any time at a cost of $20.00/ea.

During a Spring or Fall Appliance Round-Up any units with freon have a reduced cost of $10.00/ea. at any Athabasca Commission Site during normal operating hours.

Commercial Business appliances with Freon are accepted at the Athabasca and Boyle Site at a cost of $60.00/ea.

Furniture is bulky and costs a lot to handle when disposed of at a Transfer Site so if you can haul it direct to the Boyle Landfill or Regional Landfill you will not be charged for them.  If you dispose of them at any of the Transfer Sites the cost may be $5.00 to $10.00/ea. at the discretion of the site operator.

**Any of the above rates do not apply to Commercial Business Waste or Residential Waste Collectors.

Mattresses and box-springs are bulky items that cost a lot to handle when disposed of at a Transfer Site so if you can haul them direct to the Boyle Landfill or Regional Landfill you will not be charged for them.  If you dispose of them at any of the Transfer Sites the cost is $10.00/ea.

**Any of the above rates do not apply to Commercial Business Waste or Residential Waste Collectors.

Most household paint is accepted for recycling at all the sites in the Commission area.  Please haul direct large quantities of paint to the Athabasca or Boyle Site.

For more information on Alberta’s Paint Recycling Program visit  AlbertaRecycling.ca

Televisions, computers, monitors and all in one computers, printers, servers, laptops, copiers, scanners and fax machines are all acceptable at no charge at any of the sites in the Commission area.

For more information on Alberta’s electronics recycling program visit Alberta Recycling.ca

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) materials are left over, unused products from the household that may be flammable, corrosive, reactive/explosive or toxic/poisonous.

Products like cleaners, aerosol paint, insect repellent, antifreeze, brake fluid, car polishes, degreasers, glues, drain cleaners, insecticides, lighter fluid, oven cleaners, gas cylinders, rubbing alcohol, turpentine and weed killers can be taken to the Boyle or Athabasca Site for proper sorting and disposal.

All products should be in original container.  If leaking place inside another container. 

All empty containers can go into regular garbage.

For More information on HHW products call us at 780.675.1117 or visit AlbertaRecycling.ca 

Grass or Leaves in a standard 26″ X 36″ bag or similar is accepted at all sites at a cost of $2.00/bag. Some discounts may apply at operators discretion.

Weeds should go landfill direct.  If weeds are double bagged they can be accepted at any of the Transfer Sites at a cost of $2.00/bag.

You may haul direct to the Regional Landfill where member residents are allowed up to 500kg’s at no cost.

**Any of the above rates do not apply to Commercial Business Waste or Residential Waste Collectors.

Empty 16oz Camp Style Propane Cylinders when empty can go with your Household Garbage.

Empty or Out of Date 20lb, 30lb and 100lb propane tanks are acceptable at any of the Transfer Sites or Landfills at no charge.

Propane Cylinders or Tanks that are full or partially full must be taken to either the Athabasca Transfer Site or Boyle Transfer Site for special handling at no charge.

Fluorescent light tubes and compact fluorescent light bulbs are accepted at all the sites however any large quantities or commercial business bulbs should be directed to the Athabasca or Boyle Site.

Automotive and Garage Waste

All Sites collect small quantities of used oil filters and oil containers in the Athabasca area. Please haul large quantities to either the Athabasca or Boyle Sites.

Used Oil is only accepted at the Athabasca or Boyle Site.

For more information on Alberta’s used oil program visit the UsedOilRecyclingab.ca 

ATV, motorcycle, golf cart, lawnmower, car, light truck and medium truck tires are accepted at all the Transfer Sites.

Large OTR and tractor tires are accepted at the Grassland, Boyle and Colinton Sites.

For more information on Alberta’s Tire Recycling Program visit  AlbertaRecycling.ca 

All sites accept the following batteries for recycling:

  • Lead Acid Wet Cell Auto Batteries
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid Batteries (SSLA/Pb)

To Prevent Fires:

  • Place tool, laptop and cell phone batteries in individual plastic bags. (and/or) Tape over the terminals of the batteries.

For more information on battery recycling visit Call2recycle.ca

All sites accept the following batteries for recycling:

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Nickel Zinc (Ni-ZN)

To Prevent Fires: 

  • Place tool, laptop and cell phone batteries in individual plastic bags. (and/or) Tape over the terminals of the batteries.

For more information on battery recycling visit Call2recycle.ca

ATV’s, OHV’s, seadoos, snowmobiles and lawn tractors are accepted at any Transfer Sites at a cost of $45.00/ea. They are accepted at no charge  at the Boyle or Regional Landfill.

All Fluids and Batteries must be removed.

Boats, tent trailers or hot tubs are not accepted at any of the Transfer Sites.  They are accepted at no charge at the Boyle or Regional Landfill.

Only Mondays and Fridays at Boyle from 10am to 4pm.

Only Tuesdays and Thursdays at Regional from 9am to 4pm.

Note: The Athabasca Site will accept boats, tent trailers and hot tubs at a cost of $85.00/ea. Tues through Sat 9am to 5pm.

Autos, holiday trailers and truck campers are not accepted at any of the Transfer Sites. They are only accepted at the Regional or Boyle Landfill at a cost of $85.00/ea. (All Fluids and Batteries must be removed)

Only Mondays and Fridays at Boyle from 10 am to 4pm.

Only Tuesdays and Thursdays at Regional from 9am to 4pm.

Additional Auto Removal Alternatives:

The Junk Yard 780.689.1891

Colinton Salvage 780.675.4154

Agricultural Waste

OBSOLETE PESTICIDE ROUND-UPS

Check where and when you can take your obsolete pesticide and livestock medications into a nearby retailer. The Pesticide round-ups are operated by Clean Farms.

Click Here for more Information

For Pesticide Containers all sites accept small quantities however all large loads should be delivered directly to the Colinton Transfer Station. Large totes are available if required for collection and transportation.

For more information on Agricultural Pesticide Container program go to the Clean Farms Website.

For any Obsolete Pesticide or Livestock Medications go to the Clean Farms Website.

For Grain, Silage and Bale Twine the Athabasca Recycle Facility has available Tote bags for the collection and transportation of CLEAN Grain and Silage Bags as well as special bags for Bale Twine.  Call 780.675.1117 or drop by for more information.

For the new Alberta Agriculture Plastics pilot program see Clean Farms website.

Dirty Silage or Grain Plastic must be directly hauled to the Regional or Boyle Landfill. 

Construction Waste

Asphalt Shingles and Cedar Shakes are accepted in small quantities at the any of the Transfer Sites.

No Contractor loads or Dump Trailers accepted!

For Contractors and Residents with Dump Trucks or Trailers asphalt shingles can be hauled direct to either of the two landfills at a cost of $45.00/metric tonne.  Cedar Shakes $30.00/metric tonne.
Asphalt Shingles from Contractors, Dump Trucks and Trailers may also be accepted at the Athabasca Site at a cost of $85.00/metric tonne.
Large loads may be redirected to Landfill at operators discretion.

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General Wood Waste must be clean of all non-wood waste debris and dirt and is acceptable in small quantities at all sites.

No Contractor loads or Dump Trailers accepted!

(Generally includes brush, branches, dimensional lumber and trees < 6″) 

NO METAL

NO ASPHALT SHINGLES

NO PLASTICS

NO PRESSURE TREATED WOOD

Large quantities of General Wood Waste is acceptable at the Regional and Boyle Landfill only.

Pressure Treated Wood and Railway Ties are only accepted at the Boyle and Athabasca Site in small quantities or the Regional Landfill in large quantities.

Tree Stumps less than 6 inches with heavy dirt still intact is only acceptable at the Boyle or Regional Landfill in small quantities.

If you are re-siding your home the Athabasca and Boyle Site has a specific place just for PVC Vinyl Siding accepted at a reduced cost if properly sorted.

Windows, tubs, sinks, and toilets are accepted in small quantities at any of the Transfer Sites.

No Contractor loads or Dump Trailers accepted!

For Contractors and Residents with Dump Trucks or Trailers renovation waste can be hauled direct to either of the two landfills at a cost of $80.00/metric tonne. Renovation Wastes may also be accepted at the Athabasca Site at a cost of $85.00/metric tonne. Large loads may be redirected to a Landfill at operators discretion.

Sort and Save!!  Sort out your renovation waste, sorted loads of wood. metal, shingles and vinyl siding cost less to dispose of at any of the sites.

Do you need a Waste Bin?

Scrap Metal is accepted at all the Transfer Sites and Landfills in the Commission area.

All Large Volumes must be directed to the Athabasca or Boyle Site.

All Ferrous (Iron and Steel) and Non-Ferrous (Copper, Aluminum and Stainless) are accepted.

The Waste Commission is not a broker and does not pay for Scrap Metal. The Commission charges fees for Scrap Metal it receives and manages it for further processing.

If you want to get paid for your metal contact the following:

MTL Recycling (Alberta) Ltd.
1-587-746-0535
Boyle Alberta

General Recycling Industries Ltd.
1-855-412-5306
Edmonton, Alberta

Maple Leaf Metals 
1-855-515-0611
Edmonton, Alberta

For decommissioning, demolition and farm yard scrap steel removal contact us for a direct number for our service provider in the area.

Old Cars or Trucks

Call the local auto wreckers:

Boyle Auto Rescue 780.689.3111

Colinton Salvage 780.675.4154

Do you need a Waste Bin?

Concrete, dirt, and rock can be hauled to any of our two landfills.
Please call for more information (780) 675-1117

Do you need a Waste Bin?

Renovation Waste is accepted in small quantities at any of the Transfer Sites.

No Contractor loads or Dump Trailers accepted!

For Contractors and Residents with Dump Trucks or Trailers renovation waste can be hauled direct to either of the two landfills at a cost of $80.00/metric tonne. Renovation Wastes may also be accepted at the Athabasca Site at a cost of $85.00/metric tonne. Large loads may be redirected to a Landfill at operators discretion.

Sort and Save!!  Sort out your renovation waste, sorted loads of wood. metal, shingles and vinyl siding cost less to dispose of at any of the sites.

Do you need a Waste Bin?