The MD remains committed to keeping its environmental footprint to an absolute minimum. In this spirit, we strive to ensure that all solid waste management and recycling initiatives within the MD are properly planned, implemented, and managed.
WASTE & RECYCLING SERVICES FOR THE MD ARE PROVIDED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LESSER SLAVE AND ATHABASCA REGIONAL WASTE COMMISSIONS.

The MD currently operates three regional transfer stations located in Marten Beach, Smith and Flatbush

The MD's three transfer station sites and one landfill facility provide a means for residents to recycle or dispose of household solid waste.

In addition to operating the regional transfer stations, this department also:

  • Maintains recycling activity and waste disposal servicing
  • Mitigates long-term environmental risks while providing opportunity to improve recycling activity, diversion rates, and effective handling of solid waste
  • Coordinates the processing and sale of recyclable materials collected
  • Provides education to residents on healthy environmental practices
  • Collaborates with neighbouring municipalities and the Government of Alberta on environmental initiatives
  • Operates as the managing body for the Lesser Slave Regional Waste Management Commission

Use the map below to locate these facilities, or click the icons below to review the MD's waste management policies and procedures. Site schedules may vary during major holidays or COVID-19 safety measures, so please call ahead for the most current hours and closures.

Contact Information


Waste Management
General Contact Information

Scale House 780.369.2590
Toll-Free 1.866.849.4888
Fax 780.369.2599

Regional Landfill & Recycling Resources

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Prohibited & Accepted Items

Guidelines on how to separate different types of waste, and what items are llowed into the regional landfills.

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Tips on Sorting Recyclables

Recommendations to divert waste away from the landfill, either for recycling as with metal and electronics, or for use on-site.

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Forms, Bylaws and Policies

View and download all current forms, bylaws and policies related to proper disposal of waste in the Lesser Slave River region.

Regional Landfill & Recycling Resources

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Prohibited & Accepted Items

Guidelines on how to separate different types of waste, and what items are llowed into the regional landfills.

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Tips on Sorting Recyclables

Recommendations to divert waste away from the landfill, either for recycling as with metal and electronics, or for use on-site.

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Forms, Bylaws and Policies

View and download all current forms, bylaws and policies related to proper disposal of waste in the Lesser Slave River region.

Landfill Locations and Hours of Operation

The MD operates three transfer sites and one landfill facility at various locations throughout the municipality. These facilities are intended to provide a means for residents to recycle or dispose of household solid waste. Site schedules may vary during major holidays, please call ahead for holiday hours and closures.

Lesser Slave Regional Landfill

13km West of Slave Lake and South of Highway 2

The Lesser Slave Regional Landfill is under the guidance of the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Waste Management Services Commission, which is comprised of three Council members from the Municipal District and three from the Town of Slave Lake. It operates under Approval from Alberta Environment and provincial legislation.

Hours of Operation
  Tuesday to Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to closing, depending on load size, to allow time for sorting and unloading. All Commercial loads are expected to be off site at least one hour before closing to allow for time to push and cover the loads. All loads must be covered or secured. Operators reserve the right to refuse any load.

Athabasca Regional Class II Landfill

56km North West on Hwy 2 from Athabasca

The Athabasca Regional Waste Management Services Commission was established by a Provincial Government order in council in 1999. The Waste Commission is a Corporation under the Municipal Government Act Section 15.1.

Summer Hours of Operation (April 1 - October 31)
  Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Winter Hours of Operation (November 1 - March31)
  Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Transfer Stations Locations and Hours of Operation

The MD operates three transfer stations in the municipality. These facilities are intended to provide a means for residents to recycle or dispose of household solid waste. Site schedules may vary during major holidays or COVID-19 health measures, so please call ahead for hours and closures.

Flatbush Transfer Station

NW36-65-2-W5, 38 Athabina Road (south of Flatbush)

Hours of Operation
  Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Accepts Electronics for recycling
Click Here for details on which products are eligible.

Accepts Paint and Paint Containers for recycling
Click Here for details on which products are eligible.

Accepts Tires for recycling
Click Here for details on which products are eligible.

Please note that you must show up at least 15-30 minutes before posted closing time, 30 minutes for a large load. Commercial loads must be off-site one hour before closing.

Marten Beach Transfer Station

NE30-75-6-W5, 87 Northshore Drive, Marten Beach AB

Hours of Operation
  Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Accepts Electronics for recycling
Click Here for details on which products are eligible.

Accepts Paint and Paint Containers for recycling
Click Here for details on which products are eligible.

Accepts Tires for recycling
Click Here for details on which products are eligible.

Please note that you must show up at least 15-30 minutes before posted closing time, 30 minutes for a large load. Commercial loads must be off-site one hour before closing.

Smith Transfer Station

SE23-71-1-W5, 1221 - 9 Street, Smith AB

Hours of Operation
  Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Accepts Electronics for recycling
Click Here for details on which products are eligible.

Accepts Paint and Paint Containers for recycling
Click Here for details on which products are eligible.

Accepts Tires for recycling
Click Here for details on which products are eligible.

Please note that you must show up at least 15-30 minutes before posted closing time, 30 minutes for a large load. Commercial loads must be off-site one hour before closing.

A Few of the DOs and DON'Ts of Recycling

Keep organic waste clear of the recycling bin

Food scraps like apple cores, eggshells or expired leftovers belong in your garbage can, not the recycling bin. When you mistakenly toss food scraps into recycling, food residue and particles get soaked up by paper and can ruin large batches of otherwise good recyclables.

Clean your food containers before you recycle them

You have to empty and rinse before you recycle. When you don’t, the residue from items like jars and take-out containers gets soaked up by paper and can ruin large batches of otherwise good recyclables.Please empty and rinse food containers before tossing them into your recyclables.

Clothing can't be recycled

Old clothes, shoes, blankets and curtains don’t belong in recycling. They can get caught in sorting machines, damage equipment and cause workplace injuries at the recycling facility. Instead, donate items that are in good condition to not-for-profit facilities in your community. If your items can’t be donated, put them in the garbage.

Coffee cups go into the garbage

Disposable paper coffee cups are lined with plastic or wax and, unfortunately, can’t be recycled at this time. So, please place coffee cups in the garbage, not your recycling. However, black plastic coffee lids (and black plastic of any kind) can be recycled and should go into the recycling bin.

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