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Reminder: New utility rates take effect Sept. 1

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 28, 2017) – New utility rates take effect Friday, Sept. 1 following Council’s approval of the Utility Rates Bylaw amendment in June.

The Municipality is currently offering its Environmental Services utilities (water, wastewater, solid waste services) to residents at a highly discounted rate, and has not been charging residents for curbside recycling since the program began in 2013. This discount, along with decreasing industrial use of Municipal services, has made current utility rates unsustainable. The amendment includes a 10 per cent increase to utility fees, a $14/month curbside recycling charge and other adjustments to user fees.

In addition to seeing this change on utility bills, there will be an increase in the fees at the regional landfill.

As of Sept. 1, rates at the landfill will be:

  • Residential waste: $55.00/MT, with a minimum payment of $11 per visit.
  • Front Load Garbage Trucks: $82.50/MT
  • Construction, demolition, renovation and regular solid waste: $93.50/MT
  • NEW: Mattresses and box springs: $20 each (regardless of size)

For further information, please visit, or contact PULSE at 780-743-7000 or


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