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Disposal Of Used Personal Protective Equipment

Used personal protective equipment (PPE), which includes face masks and gloves, cannot be recycled. Safely dispose of used PPE in a waste bin to protect the health and safety of all Edmontonians. It will also help protect crews and volunteers picking up litter around the city.

The reuse areas within the Kennedale and Ambleside Eco Stations will remain closed until Stage 3 of the province’s relaunch plan or the end of August, whichever is later. Paint drop off is open.

Reduced weekday hours at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC), until further notice.
7:30am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday
8am-5pm, Saturday, Sunday and holidays

Reuse Areas

Reuse Area Reuse means to use something again and again rather than only once. The goal of reuse is to keep using items as long as they have a function or value.

Reuse Areas make various items dropped off at Eco Stations available to individuals for reuse.

Accepted Items

Items brought into the Eco Station for disposal that are deemed to be in good condition and reusable will be set out in the Reuse Area for a limited time for pickup.

Examples include furniture, appliances and electronics (televisions, stereos, and computer peripherals). Computers are not available due to privacy issues. 

Vehicle Size Restrictions

The maximum vehicle size allowed in Eco Stations is one tonne.
The maximum trailer length allowed in Eco Stations is three metres.


There is no charge to take away items from the Reuse Area and customers do not have to drop off items to take away items from the Reuse Area.

The City of Edmonton does not guarantee any items. Residents are responsible for what they decide to take home.

Charges may apply to certain items dropped off for disposal that are deemed suitable for set out in the Reuse Area.


  • Ambleside Eco Station Reuse Area
    located at 14710 Ellerslie Road SW
  • Kennedale Eco Station Reuse Area
    located at 5355-127 Avenue

Please note: there are no Reuse Areas located at Coronation Eco Station or Strathcona Eco Station.

Recycling Depot Recycling Depots

Eco Stations have Recycle Depots on site where you can take recyclable items such as paper, boxes, cardboard, plastic bags, containers, cans and bottles.

Reuse Centre Donations

Residents can drop donations for the Reuse Centre at Eco Stations free of charge. Please check the acceptable items list.

Clothing Donations

Eco Stations have clothing donation bins on site.

Compost Sales

Bagged compost is no longer available at Eco Stations.

Check out this listing to locate a retailer carrying Second Nature® horticulture compost and blended topsoil (garden mix) near you.

Free Mulch

Dependent on supply, free mulch is available at the Ambleside and Kennedale Eco Stations. Visit the Free Mulch Program page to learn more or to check availability.

Free Paint

Paint can Usable paint donated by other residents is offered to customers free of charge (limit 4 cans per visit - quality not guaranteed).

Since 1995 over 350,000 litres of free paint has been given away.

Summer Hours (April 14 - Fall 2020)

Monday 11am-7pm
Tuesday 11am-7pm
Wednesday 11am-7pm
Thursday 11am-7pm
Friday 11am-7pm
Saturday 11am-7pm
Sunday 11am-7pm

Closed on the following statutory holidays: New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Heritage Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Edmonton is a world leader in waste management because of residents' commitment to reducing, reusing, and recycling.

For More Information


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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