Special & Prohibited Materials
The landfill site has separate and designated areas for tires; waste metals; clean burnable wood products; household waste; paint and oil products; batteries and lightbulbs; and electronic waste. Review a detailed list of acceptable, special and prohibited items below. Please note that the Site Operator reserves the right to refuse a load for any reason.
Mixed loads refer to landfill-destined loads contain at least 25% of materials that could have been diverted — such as clean wood waste, metals, concrete, recyclables, and the like.
It pays to take a bit of extra time to separate any recyclables from your landfill loads. Mixed loads are charged $220 per tonne for residential, commercial or non-partner landfill users.
These are loads containing very bulky, light materials such as Styrofoam, poly bags, tarps, plastic pipe, power poles, railroad ties, rig mats, et cetera. These materials do not pack, so they take extra space in the landfill. They also as create handling problems for the equipment operator. Loads with materials longer than 3 meters will not be accepted.
It pays to take a bit of extra time to separate any recyclables from your landfill loads. Bulky special handling loads are $330.00 per tonne for commercial and non-partner landfill users.
Parameters for acceptance of hydrocarbon-infused soil at the Regional Landfill are indicated below. Any soil that exceeds these parameters will not be accepted.
- Hydrocarbon Content less than 20,000 mg/kg
- Chlorides less than 3,000 mg/kg
- Flash point must be higher than 61 degrees Celsius
- The PH value must be no less than 2.0, and no higher than 12.5
- No free liquids as determined by use of the paint filter test
- 0-25% content of hydrocarbon and chlorides content $30.00/tonne
Waste Items Prohibited at the Regional Landfill
- Industrial and commercial hazardous waste: Includes solvents, anything that requires a placard, etc.
- Bulk liquid waste
- Domestic Waste Water: Includes grey water, septic water, etc.
- Explosives: Includes ammunition, unused fireworks, dynamite, etc.
- Radioactive Waste: Includes certain medications, some oilfield piping, etc.
- Biomedical waste: Includes medical syringes, anything from clinics/hospitals, etc.
- Ozone-depleting substances
- Oilfield waste
Hazardous waste consists of solid or liquid materials, or containers holding gases that have outlived their usefulness.
These wastes may harm people or the environment unless given special handling and treatment. They may be flammable, corrosive, explosive, or toxic. Because of these dangerous characteristics, they should not be disposed of in landfills or sewage systems. Products in the household that have potentially hazardous characteristics display at least one of the following symbols:
For a complete list of materials commonly brought to a Household Hazardous Waste Roundup, please call 780-675-1117.
Propane tanks cannot be disposed of in the landfill; however, we do accept all propane tanks (including 1lbs and helium tanks) as recyclable items and store them separately.
There's a special part of the Regional Landfill and transfer sites dedicated to white metals; bikes; BBQs; tires; and propane tanks.
Surcharges and Fines
- Commercial vehicles failing to secure their cargo can receive a fine of $810.00 under the Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulations section 17(4)(a)
- Passenger vehicles failing to secure their cargo can receive a fine of $486.00 under the Vehicle Equipment Regulations section 65(2)
- Persons dumping waste without permission, on the roadway when the dump in closed, in the ditch can receive a fine of $120.00 under Section 178 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
- Trespassing onto a property carries a penalty of $600.00 in accordance with the Trespass to Premises Act
- Asbestos materials
- Refined hydrocarbon contaminated soils