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Landfill Updates

Operations at the landfill have returned to normal, with the exception of the waiving of fees for the disposal of non-commercial waste.

Fees for the disposal of non-commercial (residential) waste at the landfill are waived until August 31, 2020. 

Fees for the disposal of commercial waste at the landfill were waived from May 1 to June 30, 2020. They have now been reinstated. 

When at the landfill, please follow these safety requirements:

  • Practice physical distancing by keeping 2 metres of space between yourself and others.  
  • Do not smoke. Smoking is not permitted at the landfill.  
  • Ensure children and pets remain inside of the vehicle
  • For commercial users: wear the required Personal Protective Equipment (including safety boots, safety vest, gloves and glasses.

Hours of operation

  • Current hours: 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 3:00 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.)

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: 

*Please note that fees for the disposal of non-commercial (residential) waste are currently waived until August 31, 2020.*

  • Minimum $10.00 (under 200 kg) (Residential waste only)
  • Over 200 kg is $58.00 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 $99.00 per metric tonne
  • Fridges, Freezers, Water Coolers, Air conditioners other CFC appliances $46.00 each
  • Mattresses  $25.00 each
  • Box Springs $25.00 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 User Fees Schedule.

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 User Fees Schedule.

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,

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

Recyclable materials such as cardboard, paper, aluminum cans and household plastics will be accepted, charged and disposed of as residential waste. 

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