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RMWB to re-open the Public Drop Off area at the Fort McMurray Regional Landfill with restrictions

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 30, 2020) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) will re-open the Fort McMurray Regional Landfill to the public for waste disposal only beginning on March 31, 2020. Regular fees and charges will apply and all users must pay by credit or debit only as cash payments will not be accepted. 

The landfill will be open daily, under regular business hours from 8:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Household hazardous waste, electronics, fridges, freezers, cardboard, paper, tins or plastic waste will not be accepted. Residents are encouraged to still use the two curbside bins for weekly waste collections.

The Fort McMurray Regional Landfill will only accept waste for disposal only, such as: 

  • household waste
  • mattresses and box springs
  • furniture
  • tires
  • scrap Metal
  • construction, Demolition and Renovations materials
  • soils (according to the acceptance guidelines) and
  • brush, trees and yard waste.

The landfill will not be accepting items for recycling at this time items that require double handling by staff, such as: 

  • paint
  • waste oil
  • hazardous waste
  • electronics (TV’s, computers, monitors, etc.)
  • fridge, freezer or other CFC appliances
  • cardboard or paper products
  • household plastics (such as containers and tubs) and
  • tin or aluminum cans.

The Municipal information shared at this update and all further updates, will continue to be available at rmwb.ca/COVID19.

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Media inquiries:

media@rmwb.ca 

 

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