The Whitecourt Transfer Station is located at 3209 41 Avenue (1.2 kilometres east of 35 Street).
The Whitecourt Transfer Station accepts household waste, as well as items for recycling and composting. The Transfer Station does not accept wood, metal, furniture, or mattresses for disposal.
Hours of Operation
- 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day of the week
- Closed on statutory holidays
Residents will be required to show proof of residency in order to drop off waste/material at the Transfer Station. Requiring proof of residency will ensure that residents from surrounding municipalities are appropriately charged for using Whitecourt waste disposal facilities, and will also increase the longevity of our facilities. For those with utility accounts that pay the Landfill Recovery Fee, you are asked to use your Waste Facility Access Tag. If you do not have a tag, or forgot it, you will be asked to provide identification with your home address to verify that you are a Whitecourt resident.
For more information on the Transfer Station call 780-778-5157.
For County residents, multi-family dwellings, and mobile home park residents who currently do not partipate in the residential curbside recycling program, bring your blue bags filled with recyclable items to the Transfer Station. Accepted items include all items listed in for the Curbside Recycling Program below.
If you are unsure if an item is recyclable, or for more information, please contact the Town Office at 780-778-2273.
Electronic Recycling - Expanded Program launched fall 2020
The Town of Whitecourt is participating in an expanded electronic recycling pilot program. In addition to electronic material, batteries, and fluorescent lights that was accepted previously, over 600 new items are now being accepted.
Some of the materials accepted are as follows:
- CD players
- desktop computers
- small home appliances - such as microwaves, toasters, etc.
- telephones/cell phones
- audio video equipment (VCRs, DVDs)
- power tools
- gaming equipment
- solar panels
- musical instruments
- toys with batteries or power cords
(Large appliances are accepted at the Whitecourt Regional Landfill only.)
Household batteries can be recycled at the following commercial locations:
The annual Grass Clippings Composting Program allows residents to easily and conveniently dispose of their grass clippings at the Transfer Station or at the green bin located at 4138 42 St (GFL Shop in the Hilltop Industrial Area). Leaves and other garden waste (excluding branches and weeds) are also accepted in the program. The program runs from May to the end of October, weather dependent.
Grass clippings and yard waste collected as part of the program are turned into nutrient-rich compost, which is available to residents free of charge. Residents can pick up compost from the Transfer Station between 10 Am and 6 PM daily. Please note that buckets and shovels are not provided.
All residents are encouraged to participate in the Grass Clippings Composting Program – it’s a free and easy way to keep your yard clean and get free compost, all while helping the planet!
Household Hazardous Waste, Antifreeze and Paint
Help keep toxic materials out of the sewer systems and the landfill by taking your household hazardous waste, antifreeze, and paint products to the Whitecourt Transfer Station for safe disposal.
Examples of materials accepted at the Transfer Station include:
- aerosol paints/sprays
- air fresheners (aerosol)
- all-purpose cleaners
- barbecue starters
- rust remover
- brake fluid and lining
- butane fluid
- car (lead-acid) batteries
- car waxes/polishes
- drain cleaners
- furniture polish / wax
- oven cleaners
- nail polish / remover
- smoke detectors
- photographic chemicals
- paint thinners
- spa / pool chemicals
- wood preservatives / finishes varnish
- fluorescent tube lights
Commercial and industrial hazardous waste is not accepted.
The Whitecourt Regional Landfill accepts used oil and filters, emptied DEF and oil containers up to 20 litres.
Donation boxes in support of Diabetes Canada and the Whitecourt Community Lunchbox are available on site. Clothing and toy items are accepted on behalf of Diabetes Canada; and recyclable beverage deposit containers are accepted in support of Whitecourt Community Lunchbox.