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Curbside collection of large debris in flood-affected areas to end on July 3, 2020

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 25, 2020) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will stop collecting large debris from flood-affected areas on July 3, 2020. If you have an abundance of small items (seasonal decorations, stuffed animals, toys, clothes, shoes and other similar items), please call Pulse at 780-743-7000 to have a Bagster delivered to your home. Bagster service will also be discontinued on July 3. 


• If you haven’t done so already, contact your insurance provider before throwing out your fridge or freezer. 

• Asbestos must be handled by an asbestos abatement specialist. It must be disposed of in an approved landfill. The Fort McMurray landfill is not approved to accept asbestos.

• Ammunition or explosives can be disposed of safely by contacting the local RCMP.

Residents must separate debris into three distinct piles:

  1. Appliances and scrap metal
    Fridges, freezers, stoves, washers, dryers, small appliances and other metal items. If fridges and freezers contain food, please secure with tape. Follow the directions of your insurance provider for disposal.
  2. Household hazardous waste and electronics
    Paint, waste oil, cleaners, fuels, pesticides, fertilizers, batteries, propane tanks and other similar products. Please place them in plastic containers to prevent spills.  Televisions, computers, printers, fax machines and other similar products don’t need to be in containers.

  3. Furnishings and other waste
    Furniture, mattresses, drapery, carpets, flooring, drywall, wallboard, insulation (except blown-in/loose insulation) and small vegetative debris (branches, shrubs).
Tires, asphalt, concrete, soil, mature trees, blown-in or loose insulation can be taken to the landfill.


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