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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.

COVID-19 Information

Waste Facilities

  • Ambleside Eco Station reopens Wednesday July 8.  
  • Ambleside, Coronation, Strathcona and Kennedale Eco Stations are open from 11am-7pm, 7 days a week until the fall.
  • Reuse areas and paint exchange stations are closed at all Eco Stations. Paint drop off is open.

Edmonton Waste Management Centre Hours

Reduced weekday hours at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC), until further notice.

Days Time
Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm
Saturday-Sunday 8am-5pm
Statutory Holidays 8am-5pm


Cash payments are not available at Eco Stations or the EWMC until further notice. Only credit card and Interac payments will be accepted.

Reminder: Practice physical distancing guidelines when visiting an Eco Station or approaching your waste collector. 

Reduced Waste Utility Rates

Reduced waste utility rates will be in effect from June 1 to December 31, 2020. The new monthly rates are:

  • $46.52 for curbside/alley collection
  • $30.23 for bin collection
  • $33.48 for transitional multi-unit customers

There are no planned changes to how waste is collected or processed as a result of the rate reduction. You will continue to receive the same level of service for waste collection.  Learn more at

Solid Waste Association of North America gold award logo

Recipient of a Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) "Special Waste Management" 2016 Excellence Award.

5 Easy Steps to Plan Your Trip

  1. Try to access facilities at off-peak hours (Sundays and 5-7pm weekdays)
  2. Load your vehicle strategically, placing smaller items in your vehicle first, bulky items last, and keeping different types of items separate 
  3. Don’t mix yard waste, refuse and scrap metal, and keep it easily accessible.
  4. Expect and prepare for longer wait times
  5. Be mindful: while waiting in Eco Station lineups, please do not block entrances of other businesses. 

Vehicle Size Restrictions

Maximum vehicle size: 1 tonne
Maximum trailer length: 3 metres

Eco Station Fees - 2020

Eco Station fees as of January 1, 2020.

Eco Station Fees

Eco Stations are convenient waste drop-off facilities where you can bring electronics and household hazardous waste like paint, batteries and lights bulbs, and anything that does not belong in your garbage.

Payment options

Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Interac. 
*Cash payments are not available at Eco Stations until further notice.

Small items: $9 each

Chairs or comparable volume

Large items: $16 each

Mattress, box spring, sofa or comparable volume

Items requiring CFC removal: $16 each

Fridge, freezer, air conditioner

Loose waste or mixed load
Partial load​: $29 per load
Level half-tonne: $39 per load
Heaping half-tonne: $49 per load
Cube van: subject to viewing

Mixed brush, tree trimmings, garden waste, soil / gravel, lumber, concrete pieces, wood or vinyl siding, shingles, windows, fencing

Eco Station attendants have final say about the acceptability of items and the charges applied to each load. 

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.

Free Drop-off

Motor oil, antifreeze, gas, diesel, oil filters, batteries and parts, tires (passenger car and truck, motorcycle and ATV tires only)

Corrosive/poisonous cleaners

Bleach, drain, toilet and oven cleaners

Electronics and appliances

Anything with a cord or a battery, computers/TVs (maximum 20 monitors per visit), lawnmowers, power tools, stoves, washing machines

Lawn and garden

Herbicides, pesticides, fertilizer


All light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and lighting fixtures
Commercial fee for light bulbs: $1 per tube and 50 cents per CFC


Empty or full cans (including aerosols) thinner, turpentine, varnish

Recyclables (clean)

Newspaper, metal cans, plastic bags

Reuse Centre Materials

Acceptable material only

Scrap Metal

BBQs, bicycles, rebar


Only tires managed under the Provincial Tire Recycling Program will be accepted from residential customers

Yard Waste

Grass, leaf and yard waste (loose or in paper bags) will be accepted for free from residential customers

Please note that sod, loads of mixed brush and tree trimmings, soil, etc. are subject to charges. See "Loose Waste or Mixed Load" for pricing information.


Batteries (all kinds), aerosol cans, propane tanks or bottles, fire extinguishers, syringes, glue

Learn more about battery recycling in Edmonton.

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.

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.

Recycling depots, reuse items, free paint and more.
List of acceptable commercial items.

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Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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