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The City of Edmonton provides a wide range of programs and services to the public including the delivery of Waste Management Utilities that serve the needs of citizens. The City-owned utilities provide vital services which play an integral part in the day-to-day lives of City of Edmonton residents.

While utility rates are not included in your property tax and are a separate monthly rate, they allow the city to provide the following waste services:

Scale Replacement Notice
Starting Monday, November 6, 2017, the EWMC will begin work to replace the scales on site. Two scales will remain open for customers (one inbound and one outbound). Longer wait times and lineups may occur during this time. Thank you for your patience. 

Waste Management Rates

Waste Management Rates

Dwelling Type 2017 Monthly Rate
Single Unit Residential $44.90
Multi-unit Residential $29.19 per unit


Edmonton Waste Management Centre Fees

Edmonton Waste Management Centre Fees

All waste at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre is charged based on weight. Vehicles are weighed in and payment is made on the outbound scale. Payment options include cash, debit and credit card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express).


2017 Per Tonne

Minimum charge

Residential Waste $62 $20
Non-residential Waste $92 $40
Mattresses or Box Springs (residential, segregated) $60
($15 surcharge per item in addition to per tonne fee, no surcharge for the first 4 items)
Mattresses or Box Springs (non-residential, segregated) $90
($15 surcharge per item in addition to per tonne fee)
Grass and Leaves (segregated) $35 $20
Soil (clean, residential only, maximum 1 tonne) $25 $20
Electronics (clean, segregated) No charge No charge
Metals (clean, segregated) No charge No charge
Charitable Organization Waste $25 $20
Special Handling $100 $100
Tires (Managed under the Provincial Tire Recycling Program) No charge No charge
Tires (Not managed under the Provincial Tire Recycling Program) $100 $20

Construction and Demolition Waste Fees


2017 Per Tonne

Minimum charge

Mixed C&D Waste (with at least 75% wood, metal, asphalt/concrete, cardboard, plastics and drywall - clean and unpainted) $72 $20
Asphalt/Concrete (clean and segregated, maximum size 80x80 cm) No charge No charge
Asphalt/Concrete (oversized or non-segregated) $50 $20
Asphalt Shingles (clean and segregated) $75 $20
Brush and Trees (clean and segregated, minimal/no root soil and stumps, trees larger than 51 cm diameter must be cut into pieces no longer than 61 cm) $25 $20
Drywall (clean and segregated, unpainted) $44 $20
Metals (clean and segregated, ferrous and non-ferrous) No charge No charge
Wood (clean and segregated, unpainted and untreated) $40 $20
Wood Chips (clean and segregated, from brush and trees) $20 $20

Mixed C&D Waste that does not meet the above criteria will be considered Non-residential Waste or Special Handling. Concrete and asphalt are also accepted at Aggregate Recycling locations. Animal carcasses accepted 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday only. Waste from Charitable Organizations must be registered with the EWMC.

Eco Stations Fees and Accepted Items

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.

Accepted Items (Fees Apply)

Item 2017 Fee Charged
Small items
(chairs or comparable volume)
$8 each
Large items
(mattress, box spring, sofa or comparable volume)
$12 each
Items requiring CFC removal
(fridge, freezer, air conditioner)
$12 each
Yard waste, loose waste
and mixed loads
  • brush
  • tree trimmings
  • garden waste
  • soil / gravel
  • lumber
  • concrete pieces
  • wood / vinyl siding
  • shingles
  • windows
  • fencing
Partial half-tonne truck load:
$28 each load
Level half-tonne truck load:
$38 each load
Heaping half-tonne truck load:
$48 each load
Cube van or utility trailer load:
subject to viewing*

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

Payment options

Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Interac.

Accepted Items (Free Drop-off)

Paint/Stains: (empty or full cans, including aerosols), thinner, turpentine, varnish

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

Lighting: all light bulbs*, fluorescent tubes and lighting fixtures

Corrosive/poisonous cleaners: bleach, drain, toilet and oven cleaners

Lawn and garden: herbicides, pesticides, fertilizer

Electronics and appliances: anything with a cord or a battery, computers/TVs (maximum 20 monitors per visit), BBQs, lawnmowers, power tools, stoves, washing machines

Clean recyclables: newspaper, metal cans, plastic bags

Other: batteries (all kinds), aerosol cans, propane tanks or bottles, fire extinguishers, syringes, glue

* Commercial fee for light bulbs: $1 per tube and 50 cents per CFC.

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.

  • Explosives
  • Munitions
  • Fireworks
Reuse Centre Fees

Organizations and individuals can purchase items at the Reuse Centre for a nominal fee and may take as many items as they require.

User Type Fees
Individual $5 per purchase (up to 50kg)*
Non-profit Organization $50 annual membership (25 punches, one punch for up to 50kg)*

* may purchase more than 50kg - the charge will be $5 (or one punch for annual memberships) for each up to 50kg amount.

Payment Options

Cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Eco Stations Accepting Donations

Don't live near the Reuse Centre? You can now drop off your Reuse Centre donations at any Eco Station, free of charge.

For More Information


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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