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Lethbridge Recycling Stations


Click here f​or a map of Recy​cling Station locations

Stafford Drive North Recycling Station - junction of Stafford Dr. N. and Scenic Dr. N.
Bridge Drive West Recycling Station - junction of Bridge Dr. W. and University Dr. W.   
South Side Recycling Station ​- 2665 28 Ave S, between the Lethbridge Soccer Centre and Lethbridge Judo Centre.
​​In order to serve Lethbridge residents better, the Fairway Plaza Recycling Drop-off was closed in 2016 and relocated to the new South Side Recycling Station. This new station provides improved service, including a Yard Waste Site.  ​​Find more info on this joint project with Parks by clicking here.

Waste & Recycling Centre (formerly known as the Regional Landfill) - Location offers a recycling area that will accept all items below + much, much more. Click here for more information and map. ​

When are the Recycling Stations open?

All three recycling stations are open 24 hours a day, so you can conveniently recycle both day and night.​

​What materials are accepted at recycling stations? 


Recyclable: clean cardboard, boxboard (ex: cereal boxes, pop cases, tissue boxes).

Not Recyclable: dirty pizza boxes.

***Note: Please flatten all boxes.

Clear Glass

Recyclable: clear glass bottles and jars.

Not Recyclable: coloured glass, light bulbs, porcelain or ceramics.

***Note: Please rinse all glass and remove labels and lids (tin lids can be recycled in the Metal recycling bin).

Recyclable: clean tin and aluminum beverage and food cans (ex: soup cans, pop cans), tin lids & caps.

Not Recyclable: aluminum foil, batteries, propane bottles, aerosols.

***Note: Please rinse all cans and remove labels.

Recyclable: newspaper, office and household paper, magazines, envelopes, junk mail, shredded paper (in bags- see steps below).

Not Recyclable: wet or soiled paper.

***Note: Please bag shredded and loose paper 

Plastic & Plastic Bags

Recyclable: Plastics with a number 1 through number 7 recycle symbol on the bottom of the container, clean plastic bags (ex: grocery bags). Styrofoam is not recyclable in Lethbridge (even if it has a recycle symbol and number on the bottom of it).


Not Recyclable: Styrofoam.
***Notes:  Please rinse and squish all plastic containers. 

Please bundle all plastic bags into one bag and tie.

Have an oddball item you're wondering how to recycle? Try our new Waste Wizard search tool by clicking here.

​​How much recycling is collected in Lethbridge each year?


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​What happens to my recycling?

Household recycling such as paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass is collected and processed at local facilities, then sold on the open market as a commodity, where it gets recycled into new materials.​

Items such as tires, paint and electronics are collected through programs administered by he Alberta Recycling Management Authority. For a quick fact sheet on materials collected through those programs in Alberta, please click here for more info.​

 Thanks for keeping your recycling sites free from contaminated materials!


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