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When dealing with waste out of your ordinary household consumption, we have you covered!

We understand that in the issue of waste management, there is a big need to provide facilities for proper waste disposal outside the scope of your usual paper, plastic, and cans.

The Drumheller Landfill takes the lead role here. Aside from working with key organizations for a clean and safe environment, it functions as a one-stop shop for your disposal needs.

The following guidelines must be adhered to when disposing of waste at the Landfill: 

  • Disposal fees are in effect at the Drumheller & District Regional Landfill. Please ensure you have sufficient funds before entering the Landfill
  • The Operations Manager or their designate will be the sole judge as to the classification and source of refuse delivered to the Drumheller & District Regional Landfill; 
  • Landfill attendants will inspect the loads to determine classification of the refuse. Identification may be required to verify the source. The decision of the Operations Manager is final;
  • With regard to household waste, the following policy shall be in place:

 

Item

Fee

100 kg or less / week

Free of charge

101-250 kg

$5.00 flat rate

251 kg and up

$52.50 / metric tonne

 

  • With regard to demolition waste, the following rates apply:

 

Item

Fee

1 – 150 kg

$5.00

150 – 250 kg

$10.00

250 and up

$55.00 / metric tonne

 

  • Where mixed loads are involved, the Operations Manager or their designate shall be the sole judge of the rate to be applied for disposal. The evaluation will generally be based on the type of material with the highest applicable rate;
  • For customers with mixed loads, please separate and dispose of your waste at individual disposal areas as directed;
  • Licensed and Non- Licensed vehicle tires from within the region are accepted free of charge if the tires are counted, sorted according to size, and stacked in the applicable piles or placed in the supplied bin. Failure to comply will result in a $75.00/metric tonne charge;
  • Concrete and Asphalt (separated) is accepted free of charge as long as there is no other debris comingled in the load. The concrete can be no larger than 3’ by 3’, the material must be able to fit into a crushing machine otherwise the demolition rate applies;
  • Disposal of large livestock and domestic animals from commercial veterinarians and ranchers are required to pay $27.50/animal. A minimum of $75.00 equipment charge for immediate burial will be applied for large animals such as horses or pigs;
  • There is no disposal fee for road kill and small domestic animals. The Drumheller & District Regional Landfill no longer accepts dead cattle due to additional standards implemented by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency;
  • Compost, such as lawn clippings, leaves and small trees and branches are free of charge for residents; however, commercial customers are required to pay $55.00/tonne.
  • Large caliper tree stumps & trunks (too large to cut for fire wood and stumps which will not decompose for hundreds of years) are charged at a rate of $55.00/tonne with a minimum of $5.00;
  • Waste water from manholes, culverts and underground lines will be disposed of at a rate of $52.50/ truck load for a single axle, $77.50/ truck load for a dual axle, and $102.50/ truck load for a tri-axle. This type of waste is unacceptable for the sewage treatment facility;
  • 24-hour advance notice is required for disposal of hard to handle wastes. The Operations Manager or their designate will be the sole judge as to what requires special handling, and;
  • No large loads of materials that require off loading by hand will be accepted after 4:15 pm.

Furthermore, the following rates apply for regional and non-regional services:

 

Description

Regional

Non – Regional

Refuse

$52.50 / tonne

(min. $5.00 over 100 kg)

$113.50 / tonne

(min. $75.00)

Demolition

$55.00 / tonne

(min. $5.00)

$113.50 / tonne

(min. $75.00)

Industrial

$55.00 / tonne

(min. $5.00)

$113.50 / tonne

(min. $75.00)

Residential Compost

Free of Charge

Does Not Accept

Commercial Compost 

$55.00 / tonne

Does Not Accept

Tree Stumps and Large Caliper Trunks

$55.00 / tonne

(min. $5.00)

$113.50 / tonne

(min. $75.00)

Batteries

Free of Charge

Free of Charge

Metal Disposal

$55.00 / tonne

(min. $2.00)

$113.50 / tonne

(min. $75.00)

Freon Appliances

$15.00 each

$25.00 each

Major Appliances

$7.00 each

$25.00 each

Fluorescent Lights

$2.50 / kg

(commercial only)

Does Not Accept

Dead Animals

(Large: Horses, Pigs, Sheep)

$27.50/each

Does Not Accept

Special Waste

Upon Analysis

Upon Analysis

Asbestos

$75.00 / tonne

(min. $50.00)

$172.50 / tonne

(min. $100.00)

Tires

$75.00 / tonne

If not placed into bin

Does Not Accept

Chafe

$50.00 / tonne

(min. $25.00)

$113.50 / tonne

(min. $75.00)

Oilfield Waste

$65.00 / tonne

(min. $25.00)

$172.50 / tonne

(min. $75.00)

Drilling Cement

$52.50 / tonne

$172.50 / tonne

Sewage

In Town: $ 1.10 / tonne

Out of Town: $5.50 / tonne

Does Not Accept

Sump Waste

$50.00 / tonne

(min. $25.00)

Does Not Accept

Waste Water / Truck Load

$52.50 / load (single axle)

$77.50 / load (dual axle)

$102.50 / load (tri-axle)

Does Not Accept

Truck Weights

$5.00 each

$20.00 each

Non – profit Rate

$26.25 / tonne

Does Not Accept

Asphalt & Conrete

$1.00 / tonne

$1.00 / tonne

Equipment Time Flat – Rate

$175.00 / hour

(min. $75.00)

Does Not Accept

 

All waste material that enters the Drumheller & District Regional Landfill must be secure and firmly covered such that none of the material will leave the vehicle or trailer.

Any vehicle with an unsecured load will be tracked on a log sheet. Any vehicle with an unsecured load will pay an unsecured load surcharge.

The fees for unsecured loads are:

  • $10.00 for all loads delivered in light passenger trucks with or without attached trailers, and;
  • $20.00 for all loads delivered in trucks over one (1) tonne.

Failure to pay the surcharge will result in access to the Drumheller & District Regional Landfill being denied.

The Drumheller & District Regional Landfill operates in two distinct schedules during the winter and summer seasons.

 

Summer Hours: May 1 to October 31

Days

Hours

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

8 am to 4:30 pm

Wednesdays

8 am to 7 pm

Saturdays and Statutory Holidays

9 am to 5 pm

    

The facility is open on the following statutory holidays:

 

Winter Hours: November 1 to April 30

Days

Hours

Monday to Friday

8 am to 4:30 pm

Saturdays

9 am to 5 pm

Sundays and Statutory Holidays

CLOSED

 

The landfill is closed on the following statutory holidays:

For further information, you may contact the landfill through the following information:

 

2500 Highway 10 East Drumheller AB

Telephone: (403) 823- 1345 | Fax: (403) 823-1344

 

Proper waste disposal is everyone's responsibility.