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Items Accepted at Eco Stations

Household hazardous waste, electronics and large bulky items should NOT go in your garbage or recycling. Please take these items to an Eco Station.

Appliances & Scrap Metals

  • BBQs, lawnmowers, car parts
  • washers, dryers, dishwashers, microwave ovens
  • fridges, freezers, air conditioners (charges apply for CFC removal)

Electronics (Free drop off)

Electronics should go to an Eco Station so they can be broken down and recycled. This includes anything with a cord or battery such as:

  • old computer components
  • cell phones
  • phones, fax machines, answering machines
  • power tools, vacuum cleaners, floor polishers

Household Hazardous Waste (Free drop off)

Household hazardous waste should be taken to an Eco Station for proper disposal, because if not handled properly it can be harmful to people and the environment. This includes items such as: 


  • Motor oil (max container size 20 litres), oil filters
  • Car batteries, antifreeze, gas, diesel|
  • All automotive fluids, rust remover (max container size 20 litres)


  • All kinds

Chemicals and Cleaners

  • Bleach, drain, toilet, oven cleaners, spot removers
  • Herbicide, pesticide, fertilizer
  • Photo chemicals and glues


  • All light bulbs, fluorescent tubes/ballasts, lighting fixtures

Paints and Stains

  • Paints and stains (including aerosols). Full or empty, max container size 20 litres


  • Aerosol cans (empty, full or partially full)
  • Caulking, cement powder
  • Fire extinguishers, propane tanks or bottles (max 20 lbs)
  • Smoke detectors
  • Needles and syringes (packaged in a thick screw-top plastic bottle like a laundry-detergent bottle)

* Note: Commercial hazardous waste is not accepted at Eco Stations.

Large Items & Mixed Waste (Fees apply)

Big bulky items should be taken to an Eco Station instead of setting them out for waste collection. This includes items such as:

  • sofas
  • mattresses
  • box springs
  • fencing
  • rubble
  • renovation material
  • tree branches, roots and stumps
  • soil
  • gravel
  • freezer or refrigerator (charges apply for appliances that require CFC removal)

Eco Stations DO NOT accept

  • Commercial hazardous waste
  • Commercial biomedical waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Pressurized gases

The following items should be taken to your community police station. Please call 780-423-4567 first.

  • Explosives
  • Munitions
  • Fireworks

For More Information


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email wasteman@edmonton.ca