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Eco Stations accept household hazardous waste, electronics, recyclables, yard waste, bulky items and more.
Note: Eco Station attendants have final say about the acceptability of items and the charges applied to each load.
Reuse items will no longer be accepted at the Eco Station. Please use the Reuse Directory to find a place for your items.
Free City of Edmonton Compost will be available at Kennedale and Ambleside Eco Stations from May 8 to early fall 2022. The compost pile is self-serve, with residents able to pick-up a maximum of 100L.
Eco Stations will hold four free weekend events at all locations on the following dates:
The events will run from 9am-7pm. Please be ready to unload your own vehicle and plan for lineups due to high expected demand. Free weekends do not apply to the Edmonton Waste Management Centre for residential drop-offs.
Residents receiving communal collection can drop off properly sorted food waste at any Eco Station. Food scraps in BPI-certified compostable bags or paper bags can be added directly to containers, while pails and clear plastic bags need to be emptied out.
Residents can continue dropping off paint. However, the paint exchange is paused until further notice.
Closed on Statutory Holidays. See Holiday Impacts for more information.
Prices in effect as of January 1, 2022.
Please stay at home if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and follow all Government of Alberta requirements for isolation if you are experiencing symptoms.
Please allow 6 feet of room, if possible, around staff and other visitors while at Eco Stations.
Lawnmowers, power tools, stoves, washing machines
Items with a cord or battery
Computer items, TVs, cell phones, phones, fax machines, answering machines, power tools, vacuum cleaners, floor polishers
Up to 2 clear garbage bags
Waste in non-clear bags will be subject to fees
Must not contain food scraps, yard waste or recycling
Items must be clean and segregated
Newspaper, metal cans, plastic bags
Large pieces of Styrofoam
Items must be clean and segregated
BBQs, bicycles, rebar
Only tires managed under the Provincial Tire Recycling Program
Residential and non-residential. Items must be loose or paper bagged, clean and segregated
Bark, grass clippings, fallen tree fruits, houseplants, leaves, mulch, woodchips, pine cones and needles, yard and garden trimmings, branches, ticks, twigs, stumps, roots, trimmings, trunks
Cost: $10 per item (minimum $10 charge)
Description: chair, toilet (up to 6 garbage bags or item with comparable volume)
Cost: $18 per mattress or box spring, $20 per other item
Details: sofa (7-10 garbage bags or item with comparable volume)
Cost: $20 per item
Details: fridge, freezer, air conditioner
Cost: $1 per tube, 50¢ per CFL
Details: non-residential lighting, all light bulbs (except fluorescent light ballasts containing PCB)
Details: yard waste in plastic bags, mixed soil, gravel, lumber, concrete pieces, wood or vinyl siding, shingles, windows, fencing, household garbage bags
Cost: $30 per load
Details: over 10 garbage bags will be charged as a partial load
Cost: $40 per load
Cost: $50 per load
Cost: $50+ per load (cube van, trailer, and others are subject to additional fees)
Additional charge is based on load volume, not vehicle type
All kinds (except commercial and industrial grade batteries)
Bleach, drain and toilet cleaners, oven cleaners, spot removers, herbicide, pesticide, fertilizer, photo chemicals, glues
All light bulbs, fluorescent tubes/ballasts, lighting fixtures
Oil, oil filters, antifreeze, gas, diesel, rust remover
Maximum container size: 20 litres (including aerosols - full or empty)
Aerosol cans, propane tanks or bottles, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, needles and syringe, caulking, cement powder
Eco Station attendants have final say about theacceptability of items.
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 following items should be taken to your community police station. Please call 780-423-4567 first.
When batteries enter the residential waste stream, they can leak toxic chemicals into the air, soil and water. They can also interact with other items in the trash and explode or catch fire.
Avoid the risk by dropping off used batteries — big and small — at an Eco Station or retailer.
Retailers that recycle used batteries include:
Please visit the retailer website for details and restrictions.