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Recycling & Garbage

The Town of Vegreville takes great pride in its landfill and recycling services. Find more information including hours of operation, locations, details on programs and initiatives and more below.

Summer Hours (May 1 - September 30)

Monday 

Tuesday  

Wednesday 

Thursday 

Friday 

Saturday 

Sunday 

8AM to 8PM 

8AM to 8PM 

8AM to 8PM 

8AM to 8PM 

8AM to 8PM 

11AM to 6PM 

11AM to 6PM 

Closed all statutory holidays. 


Winter Hours (October 1 - April 30) 

Monday 

Tuesday  

Wednesday 

Thursday 

Friday 

Saturday 

Sunday 

Closed  

9AM to 5PM  

9AM to 5PM 

9AM to 5PM 

9AM to 5PM  

9AM to 5PM 

Closed 

Closed all statutory holidays.


We recognize the importance of reducing our carbon footprint and we encourage residents to do the same.  In the last three years, the Vegreville Materials Recovery Facility (VMRF) has shipped the equivalent of 93 tractor-trailer loads of recyclable materials to processing facilities. If these tractor-trailer loads were lined up they would stretch a total of 1.25 km or 14 football fields. 

Our recycling programs at the Vegreville Sanitary Landfill have also recycled the following quantities:

  • 384 metric tonnes of metal.
  • 100 metric tonnes of electronics.
  • 15 metric tonnes of household hazardous waste; and
  • 40 metric tonnes of paint material.

Confidential Document Shredding:  Cost: $1.00/kg ($1.00/2.2lbs)

We accept cash or cheque only at this facility.  (Businesses can be invoiced if charge is over $10.00)

Boxes are weighed in kilograms.  Boxes/bags can be returned to owner if requested.

 

Residents: Drop off only

Businesses:  Drop off or Pick up (additional costs for pick up-please contact VMRF at 780-632-3197 for more information)

 

Vegreville Material Recovery Facility (VMRF) offers residents and businesses a secure way to dispose of confidential documents. 

All of our staff have been security checked through our local RCMP detachment and all shredding is performed in a locked secure area.

Customers are not allowed to assist in the shredding process, but can witness the process from the viewing area.

Note: Please remove binding clips, paperclips or any newsprint material that is public knowledge. We will only rip off address labels on magazines, etc. to keep all shredding as white as possible and free of newsprint.  We also do not shred carbon paper.


Please contact VMRF at 780-632-3197 to make an appointment before dropping off your documents.  Our doors are currently locked to the public. Hours of operation: 

Monday-Friday 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm.  We are closed weekends and Statutory holidays

Blue bin recycling acceptable materials 

Blue bin roll-outs acceptable materials 

Vegreville has 3 operational garbage trucks that service the Town.  Each household is provided with a shared bin in their lane or a roll-out for those houses that do not have a lane. 

Roll out bins must be accessible to the garbage truck and all garbage must be inside the bin. 

Please be mindful when disposing of garbage, although they are "garbage" bins, they're meant for regular household waste only.  Some items cannot go into the bins, such as branches, logs, appliances, car parts, oil, concrete, dirt, propane bottles, etc.  If you're in doubt about what can be placed in the bin, please contact the Public Works department at 780-632-3439 or the Vegreville Sanitary Landfill 780-632-6976. 

The collection of our compostable waste stream is a simple and inexpensive way to turn the waste we discard into a source of renewable energy. The process is environmentally friendly and when done on a regular basis, reduces the amount of household waste entering our landfill, resulting in the reduction of greenhouse gases, which in turn, extends the life of the landfill.  

Contaminated compost is one of the major challenges our compost program faces, resulting in increased time and costs. Major contaminants include: 

  • Plastic Bags 
  • Trees 
  • Branches  
  • Concrete 
  • Rocks  
  • Metal 
  • General Garbage  
  • Glass 

Please ensure that when collecting compost that the items noted above are not included with your compostable materials. If you don't have a bin near you, you can take your compost to the Vegreville Sanitary Landfill at no charge. To request a bin in your lane, please contact Municipal Services at 780-632-3439. 

Residential Garbage Fee - $7.00
Recycling Fees - $7.00 

These fees are included on all utility bills. Please click here for the Fees and Charges Bylaw. 

Alberta Recycling has created the Electronics Recycling Pilot Project to enable Albertans to continue to be good environmental stewards by creating easy recycling access in their communities. Please refer to the document below to see the different types of electronics we now accept.


Recycling Council of Alberta: www.recycle.ab.ca  

The Compost Council of Canada: www.compost.org  

The Alberta Used Oil Management Association: www.usedoilrecycling.com/ab  

Alberta's Recycling Hotline: www.recyclinghotline.ca  

Alberta's CARE:  www.albertacare.org  

Alberta Recycling Management Authority: www.albertarecycling.ca 

Vegreville Sanitary Landfill: 780-632-6976


Vegreville Materials Recovery Facility: 780-632-3197


Vegreville Central Recycling Drop-Off Centre


Need more information? Vegreville Public Works & Utilities: 780-632-3439 or pwks@vegreville.com