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COVID-19 Information

Waste Facilities

Eco Stations and the Edmonton Waste Management Centre are currently experiencing longer than usual wait times.

Coronation, Strathcona and Kennedale Eco Stations are open from 11am to 7 pm, 7 days a week until the fall. Ambleside Eco Station is temporarily closed. Until further notice, it is a designated Alberta Health Services "by appointment only" COVID-19 testing site.

Cash payments are not available at Eco Stations until further notice. Only credit card and Interac payments will be accepted.

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

Reminder: Practice physical distancing guidelines when visiting an Eco Station or approaching your waste collector. 

Reduced Rates

Reduced waste utility rates will be in effect from June 1 to December 31, 2020. The new monthly rates are:

  • $46.52 for curbside/alley collection
  • $30.23 for bin collection
  • $33.48 for transitional multi-unit customers

There are no planned changes to how waste is collected or processed as a result of the rate reduction. You will continue to receive the same level of service for waste collection.  Learn more at

Garbage Collection

The City of Edmonton collects garbage and recycling from over 400,000 single and multi-family homes. This waste material is then taken to the Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC) for proper processing and disposal.

Please separate your garbage from your recycling.

Garbage includes:

  • Food waste
  • Smaller worn-out household items and yard waste
  • Plastic and styrofoam packaging

Please put your recyclable items in your blue bag such as:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Tin cans
  • Glass
  • Plastic jars and bottles

Household hazardous waste and bulky items should be taken to an Eco Station or to the EWMC for proper disposal. Any sharp objects must be placed in a box labelled ‘sharp.’ All bags must not weigh more than 20kg. 

Garbage and blue bags must be out by 7am.

Try the WasteWise app. It will help you sort your waste, find your collection schedule and even play a fun family game.


Find out your collection day and download a collection schedule map.

Everything you need to know about garbage collection in the city.
Find out some of the challenges faced by our collectors on a daily basis.
Learn about garbage & recycling services for apartments, townhouses and condos.
Waste collection service for Edmonton residents with temporary or permanent mobility challenges.

Clear your ice and snow away from your collection area, and spread sand on icy areas.

For More Information


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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