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
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)
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)
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
Scrap Metal 5,115
Take it or Leave it 2,655
Oil Related items 827
Paint or Household Hazardous Waste 366
Chemical Jugs 276
Propane Bottles 160
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:
7,233 users dropped off Household Waste at the Transfer Stations in 2020.
Metals, including appliances, electronics and
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.
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.
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.