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Hours of operation

  • Monday to Sunday: 8:15 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Closed: December 25 and January 1

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.

The municipal landfill is located approximately 1.6 kilometres south of Fort McMurray on Highway 63. (The entrance is on the west side of the highway.)

 

The public drop off scale will be closed for the season on October 6, 2019. Residents may still drop off items at the landfill during regular hours of operation, but need to use the commercial scale. 

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.

Residential Fees:

  • Minimum $11 (under 200 kg) (Residential waste only)
  • Over 200 kg is $55.00 per metric tonne (Residential waste only)
  • Note: wood, carpet, drywall, construction, renovation and demolition materials are classified as Construction and Demolition waste, which is charged at a higher rate of $93.50 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 (Residential waste only)

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.

Weather Impacts to the Landfill

Did you know that the weather can impact services at the landfill?

When it’s wet or snowy, conditions can get messy and we may need to modify service. When the weather is messy, call Pulse before you visit the landfill, and we’ll let you know if there are any impacts to service.

Pulse: 780-743-7000
Pulse (Toll Free): 1-800-973-9663

 

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

2020 User Fees

Service 2020 Fee Effective
Date
Landfill Rates - Mixed loads of construction and demolition waste (recyclables not fully removed)  $           99.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Demolition or commercial waste originating from cleanup of properties damaged or destroyed by wildfire or firefighting activities in May 2016   $           99.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Clean and segregated brush and trees (minimal root soil), wood chips, asphalt, concrete, metals, unpainted or untreated dimensional lumber, pallets or plywood  $                  -   January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Commercial waste  $           87.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Special handling  $        188.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Tires  $                  -   January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Household refuse  $           58.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Compostable material  $             3.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - CFC appliances with gas  $           46.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Appliances without gas  $                  -   January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Large commercial appliances – special handling  $        143.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Soil (clean fill)  $             3.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Residential recyclables  $                  -   January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Mobile home disposal  $     1,121.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Scale usage charge  $           35.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Minimum charge  $           10.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Mattress disposal  $           25.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Box spring disposal  $           25.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Compost – External usage  $           60.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Crushed concrete - External usage  $           22.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Crushed concrete - Internal usage  $           20.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Manure  $           12.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Peat moss – External usage  $           32.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Crushed Asphalt - External Usage  $           22.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Crushed Asphalt - Internal Usage  $           20.00 January 1, 2020
Landfill Rates - Triple Mix  $           32.00 January 1, 2020
Solid Waste Disposal (Monthly Rates) - Urban Service Area – Single and Multi-Family Residential - Waste Disposal  $           11.06 January 1, 2020
Solid Waste Disposal (Monthly Rates) - Urban Service Area – Single and Multi-Family Residential - Recycling Depots  $             1.65 January 1, 2020
Solid Waste Disposal (Monthly Rates) - Urban Service Area – Single and Multi-Family Residential - Curbside recyclable collection  $           14.00 January 1, 2020
Solid Waste Disposal (Monthly Rates) - Rural Service Area – Single and Multi-Family Residential - Waste Disposal  $             8.00 January 1, 2020
Solid Waste Disposal (Monthly Rates) - Rural Service Area – Single and Multi-Family Residential - Recycling Depots  $             1.65 January 1, 2020
Solid Waste Disposal (Monthly Rates) - Rural Service Area – Single and Multi-Family Residential - Curbside recyclable collection (where available)  $           14.00 January 1, 2020
Replacement of damaged or destroyed Municipal Waste Receptacle  $           56.00 January 1, 2020

All Winter Maintenance Zones are relaxed until further notice.