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Lethbridge Recycling Stations


Where are the Recycling Stations Located?

  • West Side Recycling Station: 296 Bridge Dr. W

    • Located at the top of Bridge Dr. W. hill, right before the junction of Bridge Dr. W. and University Drive (look for the big green flag!)​
  • ​North Side Recycling Station: 2200 Stafford Dr. N

    • Located at the junction of Stafford Drive North and Scenic Drive North.
  • South Side Recycling Station: 2665 28 Ave. S

    • Located on 28th Ave S between the Lethbridge Soccer Complex and Lethbridge Judo Club. 

​​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.

The Waste & Recycling Centre (formerly known as the Regional Landfill) offers a recycling area that will accept all items below plus much, much more.

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?

 Cardboard: Clean and flattened cardboard and boxboard (ex. cereal boxes, moving boxes).
 Paper: Clean paper (ex. newspaper, office and household paper, magazines).
Bagged Shredded Paper: Clean shredded paper bagged in a clear plastic bag (ex. confidential documents). Metal: Clean tin and aluminum cans (ex. soup cans, beverage containers).
 Clear GlassClear clean glass (ex. bottles and jars).
 Bagged Plastic BagsClean bagged plastic bags (see below) (ex. grocery bags).

 Plastics: Clean plastics with a number 1 through 7 recycling symbol (see below).

Please bundle all plastic bags into one bag and tie.

For a full list of recyclable items, click here.

What materials are not accepted at recycling stations? 

 Dirty Cardboard (ex. pizza boxes)
 Wet or Dirty Paper (ex. paper drink cups)
 Aluminum Foil
 Dirty or Coloured Glass
 Styrofoam (even if it has a recycling symbol)
 Light Bulb, Porcelain or Ceramics
It's always better to throw it out rather than contaminate the recylables, so if in doubt, throw it out! You can learn more about wish-cycling here.


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!

For more information

Report a problem like missed collection or mess in lane
Phone: 311 or 403-320-3111 (if outside of Lethbridge)
Online: Service request options