Solid Waste and Recycling Information

Solid Waste Disposal Access Card

Introducing Clearwater County’s NEW Solid Waste Disposal Access Card.

Beginning April 1, 2021, residents of Clearwater County, and non-residents, can fill out an application form and receive access cards for use at the Clearwater Regional Landfill and Clearwater County Solid Waste & Recyclables Transfer Stations. 

The Solid Waste Disposal Access Card allows for drop off of recyclables and disposal of residential and light agricultural waste at both the transfer stations and the Clearwater Regional Landfill (excluding recyclables) for no additional costs. All other over-sized loads and/or commercial loads will still incur fees, at the Clearwater Regional Landfill, in accordance with Bylaw 1105/21 Solid Waste and Recycling Services.

For more information and to download an application form, click here.

Cardholders can click here to access the Solid Waste Disposal Access Card Portal at portal.clearwatercounty.ca to monitor account information.


Solid Waste and Recycling Locations

Clearwater County has a Regional Landfill and ten transfer stations that residents can take their solid waste and recyclables. Each location may have restrictions or limitations for different types of recycling. Please refer to this chart for a list of acceptable material at each location. 




StationLocationHours of Operation
Regional LandfillNE 12-40-09-W5M Off Highway 11Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Temporary CentralNE 03-40-7-W5M East Off Highway 22 NorthTuesday to Saturday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
EverdellSE 3-38-8-W5 West Off Highway 22 SouthSunday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday: 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Cow LakeSE 26-38-8-W5 On Highway 752Sunday: 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
CrammondSW 16-35-5-W5 On Highway 22Sunday: 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
CarolineSW 18-36-6-W5 South Off Highway 22Sunday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday: 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
CrossroadsSE 26-40-5-W5 On Highway 12Thursday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Cline26/27-37-18-W5 West On Highway 11Open April 15 to September 15
LeslievilleSE 2-39-5-W5 Highway 11 and Highway 761Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
NordeggSW 32-40-15-W5 On Trunk Road 734Sunday: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Monday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
FarawayNE 10-43-6-W5 On Highway 53Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday: 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM



Solid Waste and Recycling Options


Rules and Guidelines for Waste Disposal

  • Any loads that are larger than a half ton box sized load must go to the Regional Landfill for disposal. 
  • All vehicles must check in with station attendant at window.
  • Children must remain in the vehicle at all times when disposing of waste or recycling goods.
  • All freon appliances are $20.00 each for freon removal. This also includes water coolers, refrigerators and freezers.
  • All herbicide and pesticide containers must be triple rinsed. No exceptions.
  • Ashes, concrete and animal carcasses are only accepted at the Regional Landfill.
Clearwater County residents are encouraged to utilize transfer stations within Clearwater County as other locations outside the County’s jurisdiction may require proof of residency and could result in refusal of loads. Please note that Lacombe Regional Waste Services Commission (LRWSC) requires proof of Lacombe County residency to access their waste transfer sites in Lacombe County. Loads will be refused if Lacombe proof of residency is not shown to the attendant.


Tipping fees for commercial waste will be charged as of November 1st, 2020. The rate is $70.00/tonne. Please contact the County office at 403-845-4444 if you have any questions.

Clearwater County Bylaw 1105/21 Solid Waste and Recycling Services

WASTE TYPEWASTE MATERIALRATE/TONNE REGIONALRATE/TONNE 
NON-REGIONAL
MSWResidential$70.00$92.50
ICI
Commercial$70.00$92.50
Industrial$70.00$92.50
Institutional$70.00$92.50
Construction & DemolitionConstruction & Demolition$70.00$92.50
Concrete$35.00$40.00
Special Waste
Asbestos (special handling charges apply; non-regional waste requires special approval).
*Please contact Landfill at
403-845-4580 for rates
$95.00

$180.00/hour
*Please contact Landfill at
403-845-4580 for rate
$180.00/hour
Wet-Ash
ADC/Soils (pre-approved)
HDPE Liners
*Please contact Landfill at
403-845-4580 for rates
$35.00


$1,800.00/load
$40.00


$2,400.00/load
OilfieldOilfield$70.00$92.50
Yard Waste
Residential
No charge$92.50
Commercial$70.00$92.50
Metals
ResidentialNo charge$92.50
Commercial$70.00$92.50


Clearwater County Bylaw 1105/21 Solid Waste and Recycling Services

WASTE TYPEREGIONAL FEESNON-REGIONAL FEES
Residential Waste
Household waste - less than pick-up load (bagged waste only)No charge$15.00/min.
Pick-up and trailers less than 8 feet (based on average 250 kgs)$17.50$23.25
Pick-up and trailers less than 20 feet (based on 500 kgs)$35.00$46.25
Construction & Demolition/Mixed Waste
Household waste - less than pick-up loadNo charge$15.00/min.
Pick-up and trailers less than 8 feet (based on average 250 kgs)$17.50$23.25
Pick-up and trailers less than 20 feet (based on 500 kgs)
*No concrete/asphalt
*No large loads accepted. Please contact Landfill at 403-845-4580.
$35.00$46.25
ICI (Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Waste)Not accepted at waste transfer stations. Please contact Landfill at 403-845-4580.Not accepted at waste transfer stations. Please contact Landfill at 403-845-4580.
Metals (pick-up load or less)No charge$20.00/min.
Freon-based appliances (fridges, freezers, etc.) $20.00 surcharge$20.00 surcharge
Residential recyclables
ARMA Program Waste: e-waste, HHW/paint, tires
No feeNo fee
Yard Waste (residential only)
*No large or commercial loads accepted.
$5.00/min.$5.00/min.


Prohibited Materials

  • Bulk liquid waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Explosives
  • Unlabeled/unknown hazardous material
  • Biomedical waste

Surcharges and Fines

Prohibited Waste: If a person or company knowingly disposes of prohibited materials will face a fine and clean up costs.

Illegal and Afterhours Dumping: Any person caught dumping waste outside the transfer station or waste facility area will be reported and charged accordingly.

Unsecured/Uncovered Loads: Any person caught with an unsecure and uncovered load may be reported and fined.

Starting Tuesday, February 2, 2021, County residents can dispose of solid waste and drop off limited recyclable materials at the Temporary Central Transfer Station located roughly 4 kilometres north of Rocky Mountain House (east off Highway 22 at NE 03-40-7-W5M near the Rocky Mountain House Airport).

  • Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Starting Tuesday, February 2, 2021
  • Accepting: bagged garbage, mixed plastics, cardboard, mixed paper, office paper, bulk metals, tin cans, glass, household hazardous waste, tires, yard waste, e-waste, batteries, propane bottles, freon appliances.
  • Bulk loads and other recyclable materials can be disposed of at the Regional Landfill and Clearwater County's existing transfer stations.
The Temporary Central Transfer Station is an interim solution that will allow the County to assess current service level demands and prepare a permanent location near Rocky Mountain House that is cost-effective, convenient for County residents and aligns with long-term planning objectives.

It is imperative that all persons entering the site understand and abide by these safety rules:

  • A minimum distance of 20 feet must be maintained between all personnel, trucks, rolling stock and heavy equipment.
  • All drivers existing the vehicle must remain within 6 feet of the vehicle at all times.
  • Children must remain in the vehicle.
  • Smoking is prohibited in the pit.
  • Horseplay, scavenging or picking through loads is strictly prohibited.
  • All loads are subject to random inspection by landfill personnel.
  • All contractors, account holders, landfill staff and truck drivers must wear personal protective equipment.

All persons and vehicles enter the landfill at their own risk.

Clearwater County assumes no liability for bodily injury, or property damage while on landfill property.

Accepted at the Regional Landfill and transfer stations:

  • Unrecyclable materials
  • Household waste
  • Painted, stained or preserved wood materials
  • Ceramics, mirrors, wired glass and windshields
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Drywall and mixed demolition

Accepted at the Regional Landfill and transfer stations:

  • Non Freon Appliances
  • Metal appliances can be placed in the metal recycling.

Accepted at the transfer stations:

  • Freon Appliances: Refrigerators and freezers
  • Accepted at all transfer stations for a fee of $20.00
  • Not accepted at the Regional Landfill

The Landfill will accept asbestos materials on Mondays only and prior arrangements must be made. Materials must be double bagged using 6ml. yellow bags. These can be purchased at most industrial retail locations. Phone: 403-845-4580

Accepted at all transfer stations (except Cline):

  • Batteries from cell phones, cordless phones, power tool, laptops and vehicles, etc.
  • Alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, 9V, 6V, etc.)

Accepted at the Regional Landfill and transfer stations:

  • Brush
  • Tree limbs
  • Grass clippings
Empty, clean glass with removed lids can be recycled and located only at the Coop Recycle Depot.
 
Clear Glass
  • Jars (ie. jam or pickle jars)
  • Bottles (ie. glass sauce bottles)
Coloured Glass
  • Flower Vases
  • Wine Bottes
No ceramics, plate glass or mirrors.

Household Hazardous Waste consists of solid or liquid materials, or containers holding gases, which have outlived their usefulness. These wastes may harm people or the environment unless given special handling and treatment. They may be flammable, corrosive, explosive, or toxic. Because of these dangerous characteristics, they should not be disposed of in the landfills or sewage systems.

Accepted at the Regional Landfill and transfer stations:

  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Couches
  • Desks
  • Microwaves
  • Stereos
  • Mattresses
  • Box springs

HDPE Plastics and clear jugs can be taken to the Transfer stations or depots for recycling.