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Eco Stations accept household hazardous waste, electronics, recyclables, yard waste, bulky items and more.

Eco Stations and the Edmonton Waste Management Centre are currently experiencing longer than usual wait times.

Locations

Open weekdays and weekends, 11am - 7pm

Closed on Statutory Holidays

Free Drop-Off

Batteries

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 for safe recycling at no cost. 

Retailers that recycle used batteries:

*Please visit the retailer website for details and restrictions.

How to safely dispose of a battery:

  • Remove the battery from the device
  • Place tape over both ends of the battery, to prevent them from coming into other objects that could cause a reaction
  • Drop the battery off at an Eco Station, or one of the other locations listed above, for free

You may not realize how many devices contain batteries. If it makes noise, lights up or connects to the Internet, it probably contains a battery. Don’t forget about items like remote car locks, watches, musical greeting cards and cell phones.

Yard Waste
Yard waste (leaves, twigs, branches, fallen fruit, dead plants, grass) should be taken to an Eco Station so it can be composted at the City’s outdoor compost cure site.

Please take the following steps when bringing yard waste to an Eco Station:

  • Use a paper yard waste bag to contain yard waste, or empty plastic bags into the yard waste bin at the Eco Station.
  • Branches should be no more than 4 feet long and 2 inches in diameter.
Electronics
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

Residents should take household hazardous waste to an Eco Station for proper disposal, because if not handled properly it can be harmful to people and the environment. 

*Please note that commercial hazardous waste from businesses is not accepted at Eco Stations.

Household hazardous waste includes items such as: 

Automotive
  • Motor oil (max container size 20 litres), oil filters
  • Car batteries, antifreeze, gas, diesel
  • All automotive fluids, rust remover (max container size 20 litres)
Batteries
  • All kinds (see above)
Chemicals and Cleaners
  • Bleach, drain, toilet, oven cleaners, spot removers
  • Herbicide, pesticide, fertilizer
  • Photo chemicals and glues
Lighting
  • All light bulbs, fluorescent tubes/ballasts, lighting fixtures
Paints and Stains
  • Paints and stains (including aerosols). Full or empty, max container size 20 litres
Other
  • 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)
Other
Scrap Metal

BBQs, bicycles, rebar

Tires

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

Recyclables (clean)

Newspaper, metal cans, plastic bags

Appliances

Lawnmowers, power tools, stoves, washing machines

Drop-Off for a Fee

Cash payments are not available at Eco Stations until further notice.

Visa, MasterCard, American Express and debit cards.

Item Fee Description
Small items
$9 per item Chairs or comparable volume
Large items
$16 per item Mattress, box spring, sofa or comparable volume
CFC removal
$16 per item Fridge, freezer, air conditioner
Loose waste /
mixed load

Partial load: $29 per load

Level half-tonne: $39 per load

Heaping half-tonne: $49 per load

Mixed brush, tree trimmings, garden waste, soil / gravel, lumber, concrete pieces, wood or vinyl siding, shingles, windows, fencing
Lighting - Commercial Fee
$1 per tube and 50 cents per CFC Free for residents


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

Items Not Accepted

  • Commercial hazardous waste
  • Commercial biomedical waste
  • Expired medications (take back to your pharmacy for proper disposal)
  • Radioactive waste
  • Pressurized gases

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.

Prohibited

The following items should be taken to your community police station.

Please call 780-423-4567 first.

  • Explosives
  • Munitions
  • Fireworks

Plan Your Trip

Vehicle Restrictions

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

Tips

  • Try to access facilities at off-peak hours
    • Sundays and 5-7pm on weekdays
  • Load your vehicle strategically
    • Place smaller items in your vehicle first, bulky items last, and keeping different types of items separate 
  • Don’t mix yard waste, refuse and scrap metal
    • Keep it easily accessible
  • Expect and prepare for longer wait times
  • Be mindful
    • Please do not block entrances of other businesses while waiting in Eco Station lineups

Remember to practice physical distancing guidelines when visiting an Eco Station.

For More Information

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email wasteman@edmonton.ca

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