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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.

County Transfer Stations on Summer Hours as of May 1, 2021  Click here for information

County Transfer Stations revert to Winter Hours on November 1

Waste Management & Transfer Stations

County transfer stations and bins are located throughout the region. Locations and operating hours

Solid Waste Disposal Charge Account Form (for disposal of cement, shingles, general demolition, mixed loads, fridges/ freezers, and other)

Attention residents of Smith Grove Subdivision and surrounding area  Re: Garbage Bins - Options
1) The garbage bins that were located at the entrance to Floating Stone Campground have been moved to the Day Use area at Floating Stone.
These bins are accessible 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Access to these bins will be during the camping season
(the campground closes at noon on Monday, September 6)
2) Garbage bins are located at Plateau Estates which is on RR120 near Floating Stone campground.
We hope this resolves any problems with accessing garbage bins in the area.

The Transfer Stations in the County are busy! 
The use of the Transfer Stations has increased by 25% over the past two years.  In 2020, June was the busiest month.  
Ashmont Transfer Station continues to be the busiest location.

The number of users in 2020 was 17,624  

What's being dropped off (by number of users) -

Inert Pit or Dry Waste  8,040
Household waste  7,233
Burnables  5,889
Scrap Metal  5,115
Take it or Leave it  2,655
Oil Related items  827
Cardboard 779
Tires  427
Electronics  404
Paint or Household Hazardous Waste  366
Chemical Jugs  276
Propane Bottles  160
Shingles 112
Styrofoam  109
Light bulbs  101
Demolition Materials 85
Small Batteries and Cell Phones  34

As of the end of January 2021: 
Since the tire recycling program began in 2017,  635,510 kg or 1,398,122 lbs of tires from the County and
Town of St. Paul Transfer Stations have been sent for recycling. 
Since 2017, 1,014,710 kgs or 2,232,362 lbs of scrap metal has been bailed and hauled away for recycling.

Since 2018, freon has been removed from over 2,300 refrigerators, air conditioners and water cooler units. 

Since the Recycling 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, 27,740 containers have been recycled at a value of $3,065 that has gone back to support the Elk Point 4-H Beef Club, Lac Sante Recreation Family Society and the Mallaig and District Ag Society.  Please continue your support by dropping off empty beverage containers at the Transfer Stations.   At the September 28, 2021 Council Public Works meeting, Council renewed the contracts to October 31, 2022.  
Thank you to everyone who contributed their containers.  Please continue to support these organizations. 

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, electronics, light bulbs and styrofoam:

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

Waste material from building, construction and demolition sites.
Information on demolition materials
Permit for Building Demolition and a Hazardous Waste/ Asbestos Certificate
The completed permit must be submitted to either Tim Mahdiuk or Warren Leister for approval (see contact information below).


Household Waste
7,233 users dropped off Household Waste at the Transfer Stations in 2020.


Metals, including appliances, electronics and
scrap metals.
5,519 users dropped off these materials in the Transfer Stations in 2020.


Paints, oils, pesticide jugs, propane tanks, used oil and filters and other hazardous material.
1,629 users dropped off these materials in the Transfer Stations in 2020.


Dry Waste (i.e. furniture, inert waste, etc): Accepted at Ashmont, Mallaig, Elk Point and Evergreen Transfer Stations only.
8,040 users dropped off Inert Waste at the Transfer Stations in 2020.

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

Vehicle tires.
Since 2017, 635,510 kgs have been hauled away for recycling.

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

We also accept gently used items for reuse!

Take it or Leave it sites are available at all six County Transfer Stations.


Waste Bin Rentals

County residents have two options for waste bin rentals.

The new fee schedule for Bin Rentals is effective as of February 1, 2020. 

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 - 30 yard Roll Off Bins

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 -     4 or 6 yard Front Load Bin

take it or leave it - jan 2020-2

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

From January to May 31, 2020 the number of users of the Take it or Leave it sites was 644!

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: 780-645-3301 ext. 1204

Warren Leister
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 780-645-3006 ext. 2235

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

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

Closed on all Statutory Holidays