Waste Management & Transfer Stations
County Transfer Stations are now operating on Winter Hours.
County transfer stations and bins are located throughout the region.
Link to locations and operating hours
Solid Waste Disposal Charge Account Form (as of January 1, 2022)
For disposal of cement, shingles, general demolition, mixed loads, fridges/ freezers, and other
The Transfer Stations in the County are busy!
Between 2017 and 2021, 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%
Scrap Metal 17%
Take it or Leave it sites 12%
Used Oil 3%
And other materials not listed above
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, over 71,600 beverage containers have been recycled (as of November 2022).
Proceeds from returned beverage containers 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.
The program will continue until December 31, 2023.
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:
Waste material from building, construction and demolition sites.
Information on demolition materials
Building Demolition 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).
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, etc.)
Accepted at Ashmont, Mallaig, Elk Point and Evergreen Transfer Stations only.
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 will run until August 2023.
[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.]
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.
NOTICE: Between 2022 and 2024, the <23L pesticide and fertilizer container recycling program will transition from a municipal-based collection model to a retail-based collection model.
The change is being phased in gradually to reduce the burden on retail and municipal services, and to increase convenience for farmers who can now bring the containers back to the retail outlets that they frequent.
Scheduled dates for County Transfer Stations when the pesticide and fertilizer container recycling program will be closing:
Evergreen Regional Landfill - December 2024
Ashmont, Mallaig, St. Lina, Edouard and Whitney Lakes - December 2024
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.
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!
Trash Talk - Your Information on Recycling and Waste Management
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.