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Waste Management in the County of St. Paul

Waste management in the County of St. Paul is administered through our county office. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Waste Management & Transfer Stations


The County Transfer Stations are on Winter Operating Hours.  


Christmas Season Operating Hours
Saturday, December 23
Regular Hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at all County Transfer Stations

Sunday, December 24 and Sunday, December 31
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

All Transfer Stations will be closed on Tuesday, December 26 (Boxing Day) 


County transfer stations and bins are located throughout the region.  
Locations and Operating Hours

* NEW  The St. Edouard Transfer Station is now open on Tuesdays year round (in addition to Saturdays) 

County Map with locations of landfills, transfer stations and bin sites

Solid Waste Disposal Charge Account Form 

For disposal of cement, shingles, general demolition, mixed loads, fridges/ freezers, and other

Chemical Container Recycling Moving to Ag Retailers
Farmers will be able to return empty jugs up to 23L to the point of purchase. For more information click here  

Between now and the end of 2024, empty ag jug collection sites will move from municipal depots at landfills sites and transfer stations
to ag retail collection sites across

When you purchase pesticides and fertilizers your ag retailer will give you a free ag collection bag to store and transport your empty, rinsed container.
Please use a separate bag for your seed treatment containers. 

The process is being phased in and the entire process will be completed by the end of 2024. In spring 2023, before farmers return empty jugs,
they are encouraged to call their local retailer to ask if they have begun accepting empty containers for recycling.  

Scheduled dates for when the pesticide and fertilizer container recycling program will end at the County Transfer locations:
Evergreen Regional Landfill - December 2024
Ashmont, Mallaig, St. Lina, Edouard and Whitney Lakes - December 2024

The Transfer Stations in the County are busy! 
Between 2017 and 2022, there has been a 98% increase in the amount of items Waste Management handles and processes.

Amount and Types of Waste being brought to the County Transfer Stations -
Household waste 27%
Inert Waste 26%
Burnables 19%
Scrap Metal  17%
Take it or Leave it sites 12%
Cardboard  4%
Used Oil  3%
And other materials not listed above

Since the Recycled Beverage Container Program began in October 2020, residents have dropped off their empty beverage containers to Transfer Stations.  Through this program and the work of society/ club members, over 71,600 beverage containers have been recycled (as of November 2022).
Proceeds from returned beverage containers have gone back to support the Elk Point 4-H Beef Club, Lac Sante Recreation Family Society and
the Mallaig and District Ag Society

The program with these organizations will continue until December 31, 2023.

The following nonprofit groups will participate in the program in 2024:
NEMA (North Eastern Music Association):  Lac Sante Bin Site
Elk Point 4-H Beef Club:  St. Edouard and Whitney Lake Transfer Stations
Mallaig Ag Society:  Ashmont, Mallaig, Vincent Lake and St. Lina Transfer Stations and Floating Stone Lake Bin Site  

Please continue your support our local organizations by dropping off empty beverage containers at the Transfer Stations. 
Thank you to everyone who contributed their containers.  

Automotive batteries are not accepted at the Transfer Stations.  Please return these batteries to the place of purchase for recycling. 

The following items are accepted at Transfer Stations in addition to small batteries and cell phones, eye glasses, light bulbs and styrofoam:

Removal of debris. Construction waste. Building demolition. Devastation background

Waste material from building, construction and demolition sites and dirt/roots

Information on demolition materials   'Mixed Loads' includes recyclables or burnable material mixed with waste

Building Demolition Permit for Building Demolition and a Hazardous Waste/ Asbestos Certificate

The completed Building Demolition Permit must be submitted for approval to either Jason Storch or Warren Leister (see contact information below).


Household Waste


Metals including appliances, electronics
and scrap metals


Paints, oils, pesticide jugs, propane tanks, used oil and filters and other hazardous material



Dry Waste
(i.e. furniture, inert waste) 

Accepted at Ashmont, Mallaig, Elk Point and Evergreen Transfer Stations only.


Plastic Twine

Free collection bags for collecting plastic twine are available at the County’s Transfer Stations. 

Why plastic twine should be recycled  Burning the twine is one of the worst options because it releases toxins. It’s estimated that 2,200 tonnes  of plastic twine, on average, is generated on Alberta farms in a year.  That’s a lot that could end up in landfills. 

This pilot project is extended to December 31, 2025.  
[Note:  The Town of St. Paul and Town of Elk Point Transfer Stations and Evergreen Waste Management Transfer Stations are not part of this pilot project.]  

Link to Poster


Variety of red white and black waste car tires piled in a big pile

Vehicle tires
In 2022, 221,820 kgs of tires have been hauled away for recycling.

Screenshot 2023-01-12 at 14-20-38 Product List - ARMA ePilot


If it has a power cord, it can be recycled.
See the complete list 


Used Oil Pick Up From Farms

These companies will pick up used
oil from farms.  For service, please contact the companies directly. 

Recycle West - Edmonton
Each stop                       $150.00
12% fuel surcharge         $ 18.00
GST                                  $  8.40
Total:                               $ 176.40
Producers can call 877-823-2733
and press 1 for dispatch.

GFL Environmental Inc. - Edmonton
Each Stop: $250.00 Flat Rate (Approximate)
Producers can call 780-485-5000

* June 2023 quoted pricing 

Note:  Provided by the County for information only. The County does not promote or vouch for any company. 

Air Conditioning Units, Dehumidifiers, Freezers, Fridges, & Water Coolers:   $20 Freon removal fee per unit


Waste Bin Rentals

County residents have two options for waste bin rentals.

Bin Front Load Bin P1020125

Household Waste (MSW)

To request a Bin Rental, please email [email protected] or phone 780-645-3301 ext. 1206     

 Acceptable and Prohibited Materials
4 or 6 yard Front Load Bin

Bin - Roll off Bin P1020127

Industrial & Construction Waste (INERT)

To request a Bin Rental, please email [email protected] or phone 780-645-3301 ext. 1206  

Acceptable and Prohibited Materials
30 yard Roll Off Bins

take it or leave it - jan 2020-2

Take it or Leave it sites are now available at all of the County Transfer Stations.

New! Cork boards have been installed at the Take it or Leave it Sheds for postings of community events and ads. 

Posting must, first, be approved by the Transfer Station Attendant.


County of St. Paul 'Take it or Leave it Area' Policy

Trash Talk - Take it or Leave it Areas


If you have a Waste Management related question we invite you to contact the County of St. Paul using the contact information found on this page.

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 780-646-6768

Warren Leister, Manager of Waste and Agricultural Services
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 780-646-6784
Cell:  780-646-0120

5015 - 49 Avenue
St. Paul, AB  T0A 3A4

Regular Hours: 
8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed for lunch from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Closed on weekends and all Statutory Holidays