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Waste & Recycling Centre

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

To ensure the health and safety of the public and our staff, please be aware of the following changes:
  • The Waste & Recycling Centre (Landfill) will close on Saturdays until further notice. The site will remain open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Residents are reminded to only make essential visits at this time. Avoid unnecessary visits by making use of curbside collection services and, if possible, store excess materials until it is safer to visit the Waste and Recycling Centre. To protect the public and our staff we remind the public this is not an appropriate time to visit the Waste and Recycling Centre to dispose of home renovation materials or spring cleaning items.
  • Until further notice, please avoid bringing the following types of materials to the Waste & Recycling Centre:
    • construction or renovation waste
    • tires, batteries, oil, paint, propane tanks and other household hazardous waste
    • electronics and small appliances
    • scrap metal and large appliances
    • mattresses & furniture

If you experience an extenuating circumstance and require immediate disposal for any items listed above or have excess black cart material that can't be managed at the curb, please contact 311 to discuss your options.

What's new?

Where is the Waste & Recycling Centre Located?

Follow 28 Street North until the road bends to the right (approximately 7 km out of town).  The Centre is located just after the bend, on the left hand side of the road. Click here for a PDF map to the Waste & Recycling Centre. You can also get directions using the Google Map below.

What are the Hours of Operation?

To be sure of the health and safety of the public and City staff, the City of Lethbridge has decided to suspend service to the Waste and Recycling Center on Saturdays.   The Waste and Recycling Centre remains open Mon-Fri but residents are asked to only visit the site if absolutely necessary.
Winter Hours
November 1st - April 30th
Monday - Saturday 7:00am - 5:00pm

Summer Hours: 
May 1st - October 31st
Monday - Saturday 7:00am - 7:00pm

Closed on all statutory holidays except Family Day (the third Monday in February).  
If the wind exceeds 60km/hour the landfill will be closed. During times of high wind conditions, below 60km/hour, the landfill may be closed at the discretion of the scale house. If you are uncertain please call 403-327-3288 to confirm.

What is the Secure Load Policy?

All loads entering and exiting the Waste & Recycling Centre must be secured to prevent waste and litter from spilling or blowing off of vehicles onto roadways and ditches. Read more...

What items does the Waste and Recycling Centre Accept?

Click here for the full list of items accepted​ at the landfill for recycling.


 Branch and tree trimmings
 Car batteries
 Cooking oil
 Lawn equipment
 Leaves, sod, dirt and grass
 Motor oil, filters and containers
 Propane tanks and bottles
 Wood (lumber)

What are the landfill disposal rates?

Click here for the full list of landfill tipping rates.

Free Saturday Disposal (up to 250kgs) Program 

The City of Lethbridge has decided to suspend the free Saturday Disposal Program due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In keeping with Provincial and Federal recommendations for social distancing, to protect City employees and because of a large number of visitors that come to the Waste and Recycling Centre during this time, the suspension of the free Saturday program was deemed necessary. 

This is a temporary measure put in place to protect the health of both residents and the staff operating the Waste and Recycling Centre. We appreciate your patience as we all work together during this unprecedented period. 

What if I have waste that requires special handling?

​​Asbestos, sludge, sump waste, packing house materials and other items require special handling procedures. All special waste loads must be scheduled at least 24 hours prior to delivery with load sizes, container type and material type described. All loads require a City of Lethbridge manifest and need to be registered with the landfill operator by calling 403-320-7188. ​Special waste disposal is weather dependent and scheduled deliveries may need to be cancelled under certain weather conditions.

​​Where can I take business and commercial hazardous waste?

​A processor can help your business safely dispose of hazardous waste. Search for "Hazardous Material handling" or "Waste Disposal​ Service" under you local public directory.

​​How can I open a landfill charge account?

Large volume business customers may qualify for a charge account. Click here for a printable application​​, or contact us at 311 for more information.

Waste and Recycling Centre Master Plan

Click here to view the Waste & Recycling Centre Master Plan

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