Waste management FAQ for residents of the new Edmonton south area annexed from Leduc.

How will residents’ garbage be collected after the annexation?

New Edmonton south residents (annexed residents) can access all City of Edmonton garbage, recycling and waste drop-off facilities using the City of Edmonton Waste facility access card they received in the mail. When they present the card, annexed residents will be exempted from Eco Station and EWMC fees until 2024.

The area is fully rural and there are no current plans for weekly waste collection as per what the City heard at Leduc engagement sessions.

Can residents still use the Leduc & District Regional Management Facility?

Residents are now asked to use City of Edmonton waste disposal facilities free of charge, using the access card they receive in the mail. 

Do residents need new access cards for any waste/recycling facilities?

Residents will receive new cards in the mail after September 9 granting them access to City of Edmonton waste facilities (Eco Stations and the Edmonton Waste Management Centre) free of charge until 2024. They can use these facilities instead of the Leduc Regional Landfill.

Can residents continue to use the Nisku Sewage Transfer Station for their recycling?

No. The Nisku Sewage Transfer Station is owned and operated by the City of Leduc and provides service to Leduc residents only. New Edmonton south residents will have full access to all City of Edmonton Eco Stations and Recycling Depots.

Can residents use burn barrels to dispose of animal carcasses?

The City does not currently allow burn barrels, but it will endeavour to allow burn barrels on agriculturally-zoned land for a 5-year transition period. After 5 years, landowners will be expected to transition to other waste management methods.

The Edmonton Waste Management Centre accepts small pets and hunting carcasses only — bagged, or double bagged, for a special handling fee. Small pets can alternatively be bagged and disposed of in household waste. Commercial large animals are not accepted.

How much waste can Leduc residents drop off at Edmonton facilities?

There is no limit on the amount of residential waste that can be dropped off at the EWMC or Eco Stations. However, Eco Stations have the following provisions in place:

  • Trucks must be 1 tonne or less;
  • Trailer length cannot exceed 10 feet;
  • Self-dumping trucks and trailers are not allowed. Dumping must be done by hand.