A cleaner environment for a better tomorrow.

Lesser Slave River remains committed to keeping its environmental footprint to an absolute minimum. As such, the Environment department strives to ensure that all solid waste management and recycling initiatives within the MD are properly planned, implemented, and managed. The MD currently operates three transfer stations in the region, 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. Please consult the information within this section for hours, locations and protocols for each of these facilities. Site schedules may vary during major holidays, so please call ahead for the most current holiday hours and closures.

In addition to operating the regional transfer stations, the Environment 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


Landfill/Transfer Stations | Hours and Locations

The Municipal District of Lesser Slave River 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.

 Highway 2 to Athabasca near Lawrence Lake
 Tuesday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
 Thursday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

 2Km North of the Hamlet of Marten Beach
 Wednesday: 10:00am to 6:00pm
 Sunday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

 Located on Athabina Road at 36-65-2 W5M
 Tuesday: 9:30am to 5:30pm
 Saturday: 9:30am to 5:30pm

 Located within the Hamlet of Smith
 Wednesday: 9:30am to 5:30pm
 Saturday: 9:30am to 5:30pm
 Sunday: 9:30am to 5:30pm

 Located on Highway 2 at Wagner, adjacent to Highway 2 at 13-73-7 W5M
  Tuesday to Friday: 11:00am to 6:00pm
 Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Please arrive 15 to 30 minutes prior to closing, depending on load size, to allow time for sorting and unloading. All loads must be covered or secured. Operators have the right to refuse any load.

Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

The Smith-Hondo Fall Fair and Rodeo is held on Labour Day weekend and showcases the rodeo, chariot racing and calf roping, with a large dance and open festival. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
Legendary Lesser Slave River

MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

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