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Leading the Way

In Edmonton we treat waste as a resource. We aim to divert 90% of residential waste from landfill, largely through recycling and composting. ​The organic portion of your garbage is separated at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre for composting.

​Edmonton's waste diversion is achieved through innovative ​processing facilities ​and by residents sorting their waste and practicing waste reduction.

We​'​re con​tinually researching new technologies and processes to improve our operations and find ways to transform waste into useful resources. The waste to biofuels project and the future Anaerobic Digestion Facility are just two examples of our focus on innovation.

​Edmonton's waste system includes much more than waste collection​.​ Other services include:

  • Eco Stations to drop-off your household hazardous waste and ​e-waste
  • A Reuse Centre, ​that accepts household items and makes them available for reuse
  • Community recycling depots located throughout the city
  • Big Bin events to drop off large items at no charge
  • Assisted Waste collection for residents with mobility challenges
  • Workshops and presentations to help residents reduce, reuse, recycle and compost
  • Volunteering opportunities through the Master Composter Recycler program or the Reuse Centre
  • Tours ​of​ the Edmonton Waste Management Centre

Learn about satisfaction and participation rates in Edmonton's waste management system.

Edmonton's world-leading waste processing and research facilities.

Find out the rates and fees for waste and recycling services.
Book a presentation or tour of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre.
Volunteer at the Reuse Centre or as a Master Composter Recycler.

For More Information


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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