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Important Notice

Due to wet weather conditions, we may not be able to accept soil at the Municipal landfill. Please call Pulse at 780-743-7000 before bringing soil to the landfill each day, to determine if can be accepted. 

Flood Cleanup

COVID-19 landfill restrictions have been relaxed for those living in flood affected areas - Draper, Waterways, Taiga Nova Industrial Park and the lower town site of Fort McMurray. 

For community members living in areas impacted by the April flood:

  • Fees for residential and commercial waste have been waived until further notice
  • A list of all items being accepted is available here
  • The Fort McMurray Regional Landfill is not approved by Alberta Environment and Parks to accept Asbestos for disposal.  Waste that appears to contain asbestos may not be accepted or collected at the Landfill for disposal without proof of a lab analysis

For more information on flood cleanup, visit rmwb.ca/cleanup

Use of Landfill during COVID-19 

 For public use of the landfill, please review the following:

  • Fees for disposing of non-commercial waste at the landfill have been waived until August 31, 2020.
  • We are currently accepting: CFC appliances (fridges, freezers, a/c units, water coolers, etc.), electronics, automotive oil, paint and other household hazardous waste, and aluminum cans (to be placed in metal bins at Public Drop Off Area at the landfill
  • We also continue to accept household waste, mattresses and box springs, furniture, tires, scrap metal, construction, demolition and renovation materials, soils (according to accepted guidelines), brush, trees and yard waste materials.
  • Residents are encouraged to still use the two curbside bins for weekly waste collections.
  • At this time, recycling material such as paper cardboard and plastics will continue to be accepted but disposed of as residential waste.
  • Children and pets must remain in the vehicle while at the landfill.
  • Smoking is not permitted at the landfill.

For commercial use of the landfill, please review the following:

    Fees for disposing of commercial waste at the landfill have been waived until June 30, 2020.

  • The minimum PPE requirements are: safety boots, safety vest, gloves and glasses.

  • We are currently accepting: scrap metal, tires, concrete, asphalt, construction & demolition waste and clean wood. 

  • Soils are being accepted. Users must follow the soil disposal guidelines
For more information, please contact Pulse at 780-743-7000.

Curbside Collection 

As a response to COVID-19, changes to curbside collection have been made. Find your curbside collection schedule by using the Garbage & Recycling Calendar.

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.)

Residential scale at landfill opens May 2

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 $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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