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Ambleside Eco Station reopens Wednesday July 8.  

Ambleside, Coronation, Strathcona and Kennedale Eco Stations are open from 11am-7pm, 7 days a week until the fall.

Reuse areas and paint exchange stations are closed at all Eco Stations. Paint drop off is open.

Reduced weekday hours at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC), until further notice.
7:30am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday
8am-5pm, Saturday, Sunday and holidays

Household hazardous waste, batteries, electronics and large bulky items should NOT go in your garbage or recycling. Please take these items to an Eco Station.

The City of Edmonton does not accept medical waste from commercial entities. Used personal protective equipment (PPE), such as single-use gloves and facemasks, can be disposed of with other landfill waste. To dispose of biomedical waste as defined under Bylaw 18590, please contact a medical waste management company for more information.

Battery Newman explains--in song--why you should recycle all sizes of used batteries at an Eco Station, for free!

Batteries (Free drop off)

When batteries enter the residential waste stream, they can leak toxic chemicals into the air, soil and water. They can also interact with other items in the trash and explode or catch fire. 

Avoid the risk by dropping off used batteries — big and small — at an Eco Station for safe recycling at no cost. 

Retailers that recycle used batteries:

*Please visit the retailer website for details and restrictions.

How to safely dispose of a battery:

  • Remove the battery from the device
  • Place tape over both ends of the battery, to prevent them from coming into other objects that could cause a reaction
  • Drop the battery off at an Eco Station, or one of the other locations listed above, for free

You may not realize how many devices contain batteries. If it makes noise, lights up or connects to the Internet, it probably contains a battery. Don’t forget about items like remote car locks, watches, musical greeting cards and cell phones.

Yard Waste (Free drop off)

Yard waste (leaves, twigs, branches, fallen fruit, dead plants, grass) should be taken to an Eco Station so it can be composted at the City’s outdoor compost cure site.

Please take the following steps when bringing yard waste to an Eco Station:

  • Use a paper yard waste bag to contain yard waste, or empty plastic bags into the yard waste bin at the Eco Station.
  • Branches should be no more than 4 feet long and 2 inches in diameter.
Appliances & Scrap Metals (Fees may apply)
  • BBQs, lawnmowers, car parts
  • Washers, dryers, dishwashers, microwave ovens
  • Fridges, freezers, air conditioners (fees apply for CFC removal)
Electronics (Free drop off)

Electronics should go to an Eco Station so they can be broken down and recycled. This includes anything with a cord or battery such as:

  • old computer components
  • cell phones
  • phones, fax machines, answering machines
  • power tools, vacuum cleaners, floor polishers
Household Hazardous Waste (Free drop off)

Residents should take household hazardous waste to an Eco Station for proper disposal, because if not handled properly it can be harmful to people and the environment. 

*Please note that commercial hazardous waste from businesses is not accepted at Eco Stations.

Household hazardous waste includes items such as: 


  • Motor oil (max container size 20 litres), oil filters
  • Car batteries, antifreeze, gas, diesel
  • All automotive fluids, rust remover (max container size 20 litres)


  • All kinds

Chemicals and Cleaners

  • Bleach, drain, toilet, oven cleaners, spot removers
  • Herbicide, pesticide, fertilizer
  • Photo chemicals and glues


  • All light bulbs, fluorescent tubes/ballasts, lighting fixtures

Paints and Stains

  • Paints and stains (including aerosols). Full or empty, max container size 20 litres


  • Aerosol cans (empty, full or partially full)
  • Caulking, cement powder
  • Fire extinguishers, propane tanks or bottles (max 20 lbs)
  • Smoke detectors
  • Needles and syringes (packaged in a thick screw-top plastic bottle like a laundry-detergent bottle)
Large Items & Mixed Waste (Fees apply)

Big bulky items should be taken to an Eco Station instead of setting them out for waste collection. This includes items such as:

  • Sofas
  • Mattresses
  • Box springs
  • Fencing
  • Rubble
  • Renovation material
  • Tree branches, roots and stumps (note Yard Waste requirements above)
  • Soil
  • Gravel
  • Freezer or refrigerator (fees apply for appliances that require CFC removal)

Eco Stations DO NOT accept

  • Commercial hazardous waste
  • Commercial biomedical waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Pressurized gases

The following items should be taken to your community police station. Please call 780-423-4567 first.

  • Explosives
  • Munitions
  • Fireworks

Summer Hours (April 14 - Fall 2020)

Monday 11am-7pm
Tuesday 11am-7pm
Wednesday 11am-7pm
Thursday 11am-7pm
Friday 11am-7pm
Saturday 11am-7pm
Sunday 11am-7pm

Closed on the following statutory holidays: New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Heritage Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Edmonton is a world leader in waste management because of residents' commitment to reducing, reusing, and recycling.

For More Information


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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