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Landfill

The municipal landfill is located approximately 8.5 kilometres south of Fort McMurray on Highway 63. (The entrance is on the west side of the highway.)

The landfill is open seven days a week, with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The regular hours of operation are 8:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Notice: Updates to residential scale access hours

The residential scale, located inside the public drop off at the municipal landfill, will close for the season on Thursday, October 11, until further notice. We anticipate it will re-open again in mid-2019. 

Please note this is for residential vehicles only; if you are driving a business/corporate vehicle or towing a trailer you must still use the main scale.

As the landfill is busy at this time of year, for your safety and the safety of others please obey the posted signs and follow any direction from the landfill team. To make your visit more efficient, please separate your waste before arriving.  Debit, credit and cash are accepted as payment; if paying by cash, correct change is recommended to ensure a quicker transaction.

Please keep in mind the busiest time at the landfill is between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.  To avoid traffic congestion, you may want to arrange to dispose of your waste outside of these times.

Residential Fees:
Minimum (under 200 kg)  $11
Over 200 kg $55.00 per metric tonne
Fridges, Freezers, Water Coolers, Air conditioners other CFC appliances $42.90 each
Mattresses  $20.00 each
Box Springs $20.00 each
Recyclables, tires, paint, electronics and yard waste are free

For any questions, please contact Pulse at 780-743-7000 or visit rmwb.ca/pulse

Tipping Fees

Fees for the disposal of solid waste at the landfill are outlined in the Utility Rates Bylaw as Schedule A.

Programs Available at the Landfill

  • Used oil recovery program
  • Glycol recovery program
  • Propane cylinder recycling (up to and including 25 lb. units)
  • Battery recovery program (no industrial-sized batteries)
  • Tire recycling program (up to 24 inch)
  • E-waste recovery program
  • White goods program (refrigerators and other CFC containing appliances)
  • Scrap metal recovery program
  • Concrete and rebar diversion program
  • Asphalt recovery program
  • You can bring recyclable material to the landfill at any time without incurring entry or disposal fees; please keep in mind that weighing in and out is still necessary even if no entry or disposal fee is collected 

A list of acceptable materials can also be found in the  Utility Rates Bylaw.

Tarp Your Load

It is required by law that every load being transported over a public roadway be covered or secured in a manner to prevent any debris from falling from the vehicle Bylaw no. 02/079. The fine for an obstruction to this bylaw is $150 and there are absolutely no exceptions.

Report a Litter Infraction or Illegal Dumping

Residents should report any littering or illegal dumping by calling,

  • RCMP: 780-788-4000(non-emergent complaints)
  • Bylaw: 780-788-4200 (6:00 AM - 9:00 PM daily).

Residents are encouraged to report any infraction they witness to aid in maintaining the local environment and community appearance.

For inquiries about the landfill, please contact PULSE at 780-743-7000 or submit an inquiry online at rmwb.ca/PULSE

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