- Transfer Stations & Recycling
The County operates nine (9) waste transfer stations, and is a member of the West Dried Meat Lake Landfill. All waste from the transfer stations is hauled to the West Dried Meat Lake Landfill. Residents are able to access the West Dried Meat Lake Landfill but since the landfill is not a County run facility, fees will apply.
The gates at the transfer stations are locked during non-operational hours. Leaving waste and recyclables outside the locked gates is strictly prohibited.
The transfer stations use a bin/ramp system where all items have to be hand-bombed into the bins. There is no accommodation for hoist dumping. A variety of recycling options are available at the transfer stations.
- Hours of Operation
- Driving Directions
- Acceptable Items
- Items Not Accepted
- Transfer Station Cards
- Disposal Fees
- Summer Village Users
- Town of Millet Residents
Bearhills - 1 ½ miles south of Hwy 13 on RR 254
West Buck Lake – ½ mile south of Jct Hwy 13 & 22, ¼ mile west
Hilgartner – 3 ½ miles south of Sec. Hwy 613 on RR 235
Gwynne – ½ mile south of Hwy 13 on RR 225
Lakedell – ½ mile north of Hwy 13 on RR 12
Millet – ¾ mile east of Petro Can in Millet
Mulhurst Bay – ½ mile south of Sec Hwy 616 on RR 280
Peace Hills – 2 miles north of Hwy 13 on RR 245
Winfield – ½ mile north of Winfield on RR 35 (Knob Hill Road)
The following wastes are not accepted at the waste transfer stations:
ammunition • animal carcasses, hides or animal parts • automobiles • automobile batteries • hazardous & bio-hazardous waste • campers, RV’s & boats • compost • concrete, concrete blocks and rocks • dynamite • liquid waste including pesticides • antifreeze •camping fuel or other flammable liquids • power poles • railway ties • sewage • soil • sod • any toxic liquid • poisons • seeds or grains • toxic weeds • tree stumps & roots.
Transfer Station User Cards
- Transfer station cards are required by all users entering any of the County transfer stations. Persons who are not County ratepayers do not have access to the transfer stations.
- Transfer station user cards will be mailed to all County ratepayers each year in July. The user card expires on August 31 of the following year.
- Any County ratepayer requiring a new/additional card for family members or renters can obtain these by contacting the Utility Clerk. User Card Applications can be completed online or printed and returned to the Utility Clerk by email, mail or drop off.
Disposal fees are charged for the following items, as outlined in Schedule 'D' of the Fees & Charges Bylaw.
- Loads in excess of 132 cubic feet
(i.e. - 1/2 ton pick-up box capacity 8 ft long x 5.5 ft wide x 3 ft deep)
$20 – Appliances, white goods (with or without freon) – fee is per appliance
To clarify, the $50 charge refers to the total load regardless of the load contents.
All recyclables (trees, metal, etc.) will be considered as contents within each load and will be charged accordingly if in excess of the 132 cubic feet capacity.
Summer Village Users
Summer Village Residents (Argentia Beach, Crystal Springs, Grandview, Ma-Me-O Beach, Norris Beach, Poplar Bay, Silver Beach) are allowed to use the following designated transfer stations:
Mulhurst Bay Transfer Station
- Argentia Beach & Silver Beach
Lakedell Transfer Station
- Crystal Springs, Grandview, Ma-Me-O Beach, Norris Beach and Poplar Bay
- A designated bin is in place for Ma-Me-O residents.
Residents must present the user card issued by the Summer Village office to the transfer station attendant during each visit.
New & replacement cards will be issued by the Summer Village (780-586-2494).
Residents disposing of any items noted under the Disposal Fees will be required to sign an Agreement for Transfer Station Charges at the transfer station.
Town of Millet Residents
Town of Millet residents have access only to the East Millet transfer station.
To access the transfer station, a voucher must be purchased at the Town of Millet administration office or Rexall Drug Store in Millet (cash only at the drug store).
Each voucher is for a one time visit to the transfer station.
Vouchers must be presented to the transfer station attendant when entering the site.
$20 - each standard pick-up truck box, or portion thereof.
$10 - mattress (Mattresses must be on a separate voucher).
All County Transfer Stations accept electronic waste and paint for recycling, certain transfer stations accept oil and tires for recycling (click here for details). Other types of recycling (paper, household plastics, tin cans, cardboard) may be taken the City of Wetaskiwin Recycling Depot.
Household Hazardous Waste
The following locations may accept certain hazardous waste from outside residents. Contact these facilities beforehand to confirm if item(s) will be accepted.
Leduc Waste Management Facility, charges will apply.
Ambleside EcoStation in South Edmonton, charges will apply.
4-H Tire Recycling
4-H clubs are able to fundraise through the Alberta Recycling tire collection initiative. Contact Alberta Recycling for details in participating in this program.
Buck Lake, Gwynne, Lakedell, Mulhurst and Winfield transfer stations are registered tire collection sites.
4-H clubs are required to provide at least a week’s notice by emailing Public Works to ensure that bins are in place or the tire marshalling areas cleared out before a large amount of tires arrive at our sites. This notice provides the drop-off of the tires to go more smoothly for the 4-H club and the transfer station attendants.
ALL RIMS MUST BE REMOVED. The tire processor will not accept any tires with rims.