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Holiday Service Schedule: Transit, Christmas Tree Disposal and Waste Collection

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 19, 2016) – Recycling your Christmas tree is easy. A number of sites will be set up throughout Fort McMurray to drop off your tree once the holidays are over. Please ensure that you remove the stand and all decorations before bringing it to any of the marked drop off sites, which will be open from Christmas day until Jan. 15 in the parking lots at the following locations:

  • Frank LaCroix Arena – Beacon Hill
  • Haxton Centre/Borealis Park – Downtown
  • Sobey’s – Thickwood
  • Syncrude Athletic Park – Timberlea
  • Michelle’s Your Independent Grocer – Timberlea

Curbside Collection:

There will be no changes to curbside waste collection over the holidays. Service will follow the regular schedule.

Fort McMurray Landfill

The landfill will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, and open regular hours throughout the rest of the holiday season.

Janvier and Conklin Transfer Stations

Both transfer stations will be closed from Dec. 24 - 26, and on Jan. 1 - 2. Regular location hours will resume on Jan. 3 in Janvier, and Jan. 4 in Conklin.

Transit Service

  • On Dec. 25, 26, and Jan. 1, Routes 11 (Airport Shuttle), 15 (Timberlea Express) and 16 (Thickwood Express) will be the only service in operation, and will operate on the Sunday service schedule.
  • Service is free after 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
  • Extended service on New Year’s Eve:
    • The last run for Routes 11 and 15 will begin at 1 a.m. from Main St.
    • Route 16 will run once an hour from Main St. from 9 p.m. with the last run beginning at 1 a.m.
  • For schedules, maps and information, visit rmwb.ca/transit.

Municipal Office Closures

Municipal offices are closed on Dec. 26, 27 and Jan 2. Even though municipal offices will be closed, all essential and emergency services will continue regular operations.  For more information, call Pulse at 780-743-7000 evenings, weekends and holidays.


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