Waste Management Facility (Landfill)

The Waste Management Facility includes the landfill, household hazardous waste drop-off, recycling drop-off and interpretive centre.
Equipment working on moving landfill garbage (JPG)


1709 – 40 Avenue (on the east side of 40 Avenue, south of 19 Street)

Hours of Operation

Spring can be busy at the Waste Management Facility and there may be longer than usual wait times. Please be respectful to staff and others.

Summer Hours: April 1 – October 31

Day Hours
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Winter Hours: November 1 – March 31

Day Hours
Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday Closed

The facility is open all statutory holidays except Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Tipping Fees (effective March 1, 2024)

Loads must be free of waste in order to qualify for lower rates. Mixed loads will be charged based on the item with the highest tipping fee.

Accepted forms of payment are cash, debit card, credit card (Visa or Master Card), cheque, or pre-approved accounts for commercial customers.

Materials for Disposal Rate per Tonne Minimum Charge
Solid Waste (includes: residential waste, commercial waste, construction and demolition waste) $82.80 $7.00
Special Waste (waste requiring special handling e.g. asbestos)
Please note: 24 hours notice is required for Special Waste. Phone 403-340-BLUE (2583)
$102.80 $102.80
Recyclable Materials Rate per Tonne Minimum Charge
Yard Waste (including grass, garden waste, branches and leaves) $70.50 $7.00
White Wood Pallets, White Dimensional Lumber, and Evergreen Branches $70.50 $7.00
Unpainted Gypsum Drywall $70.50 $7.00
Asphalt Shingles $70.50 $7.00
Scrap Metal (including propane tanks and white good appliances - an additional flat fee of $25 will be charged for appliances containing Freon) $70.50 $7.00
Flat fee for appliances containing Freon (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, water coolers, etc.) $25/item (in addition to rate per tonne)
Household Hazardous Waste No Charge 
Residential Paint Products No Charge 
Electronic Waste No Charge 
Tires No Charge

Secure your load

Do your part to help keep Red Deer safe and clean. Waste falling or blowing out of a vehicle is a safety hazard, creates unsightly litter and is an environmental concern.

When hauling waste to the Waste Management Facility the load must be adequately covered or secured to contain the waste and prevent it from falling or blowing out of your vehicle or trailer. Secure waste with a tarp, cargo net, bungee cords or tie downs. A surcharge will be applied to loads that are not adequately covered or secured.

Securing loads is required under City of Red Deer bylaws and Provincial regulations.

Other Landfill Services

Waste Management Facility School Tours

Waste Management Facility school tours are offered Tuesday through Thursday from September to mid-November and April to May.

To book a tour email wastemanagement@reddeer.ca or call the Blue Line at 403-340-BLUE (2583).

Compost and Mulch

Compost is sold out for 2024.

Mulch is available Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. until sold out.

Please note, as there is a limited quantity available, sales of compost and mulch are limited to 4 cubic yards per household for the season.

For more information, call the Blue Line at 403-340-BLUE (2583).