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Hours of operation will change as of November 1, 2020.
Aggregate Recycling Facilities will be open Tuesday to Saturday, 8am to 4pm, closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

The City accepts concrete and asphalt from residential and non-residential renovation, construction and demolition projects for recycling. This material is processed and then used in City projects, such as roadway construction and maintenance. Recycled aggregate products are also available for sale.

Recycled Aggregate Products for Sale

For more information regarding alternative recycling sites, email wasteman@edmonton.ca or phone 780-496-5698.

Locations

Open Weekdays and Saturdays, 7am-5pm

Closed on Sundays and Statutory Holidays

What Items Do We Accept?

Accepted Items

Cost: Free

All loads and materials will be inspected upon arrival to ensure they don’t exceed the maximum sizes and are free of contaminants. 

  • Asphalt millings
  • Bricks and paving stones   
  • Concrete rubble - Maximum Size: 80cm x 80cm (30 inches x 30 inches)
  • Concrete (mesh free) - Maximum 81cm (32 inches ) in length
  • Concrete (with embedded rebar)
  • Gravel
  • Stucco (mesh free)

Items Not Accepted

Any materials that exceed the maximum size or are contaminated with oil, acid or chemicals will not be accepted.

The following materials are also not accepted at Aggregate Recycling Sites:

  • Asphalt rubble
  • Asphalt shingles
  • Black dirt
  • Ceramic or porcelain tile
  • Clay
  • Concrete (truck washouts)
  • Concrete (with wire mesh or oversized)
  • Drywall
  • Marble
  • Natural rock (granite, limestone, quartz)
  • Parking lot sweepings
  • Plastics
  • Sand
  • Soil cement
  • Stucco (with wire mesh)
  • Wood (trees, brush, shrubs)
  • Yard waste (sod, grass, leaves)

The Edmonton Waste Management Centre may accept these materials, subject to the applicable waste fee.

Aggregate Products for Sale

Recycled aggregate products are also available for sale to private contractors and the general public.

Material Size Specifications Fee per Tonne Availability Status

Millings (asphalt grindings)

25mm (1 inch)

$22.50

No

Raw Rubble

-

$6

Yes

Ballast (dolostone)

-

$80

Yes

Rip Rap (Limestone)

Nominal mass: 200kg
Nominal diameter: 500mm (19.5 inches)

$83

Yes

Recycled Concrete Aggregate

63mm (2.5 inches)

$20

Yes

Product Description

Recycled Concrete Aggregate

Recycled concrete aggregate is made up of concrete from sidewalks, pavement, curbing and building slabs that have been crushed and screened into 63 millimetres size. The screening process removes any leftover steel pieces such as rebar.

Composition

The typical composition of our recycled concrete aggregate is:

  • 65% concrete
  • 25% asphalt
  • 10% other materials (soil cement, brick, granular and other recyclable material)

Applications

Recycled concrete aggregate can be used as:

  • A residential base when installing a new driveway, walkway or patio
  • A commercial or municipal base for parking lots, roads or pipe laying
  • Riprap revetments to control streambank erosion
  • Filler for stacked cages to create privacy and retaining walls

Benefits

Cost Effective
Recycled concrete aggregate is less expensive than natural material.

Environmentally Friendly
Recycling concrete requires less energy and resources than extracting and crushing natural material, reducing the impact on the natural environment. Recycling material also prevents it from being sent to landfill.

Versatile
It can be used for a variety of applications including commercial construction and home improvement projects. 

Durable
It is as safe and durable as natural material. 

Rip rap (Limestone)

Rip rap (limestone) is a high density rock that ranges in size and is also known as rock armor or shot rock.   

Applications

It can be used for landscaping, slope stabilization or in shoreline structures to prevent erosion.


Benefits

Durable
Rip rap is very durable, tough, long-lasting and capable of withstanding the elements. 

Attractive
It is aesthetically pleasing in landscaping applications; the natural colouration of limestone is very appealing to the eye.

Protective
It is a natural-looking treatment to protect shorelines from scour and erosion. It can also help decrease the velocity of the water flow. 

Ballast (Dolostone)

Ballast (dolostone) is a rock composed of the mineral dolomite, commonly seen forming the bed of railroad tracks.

Applications

Commonly used to give stability, provide drainage and distribute loads as a support base under the ties of a railroad. When sloped downward, it allows water to drain away from the rails. 

It can also be used for landscaping around trees and planting beds, sidewalks and patios.


Benefits

Durable
Since dolomite is harder than limestone, it makes these rocks more durable to abrasion. It has increased hardness, strength and density.

Attractive
Its natural-looking grey colour can accent any landscape.

Raw Rubble

Mixed raw rubble fragments of stone, brick and concrete from building demolitions.

Applications

It can be used in slope stabilization, or as a support base for large structures such as a shoreline formation.  

This material can also be recycled and used as aggregate in new concrete or as a base material for road construction.


Benefits

Environmentally Friendly
Recycling raw rubble helps minimize the consumption of natural resources. This material can be recycled and used as aggregate in new concrete or as a base material for road construction. 

Placing an Order

Please contact the Waste Services Customer Support Centre for more information, or to place an order.
Telephone: 780-496-5698
Email: wasteman@edmonton.ca

For More Information

Customer Support Centre

Telephone

780-496-5698

Email wasteman@edmonton.ca

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