Recycling

RECYCLING FACILITIES

There are 7 locations throughout Red Deer County where you can recycle various materials. In addition to the Waste Transfer Stations, recycling locations that offer household recycling (paper, plastic, tin, cardboard) can be found at:

Printable Map of Recycling Facilities and Waste Transfer Stations

ADDITIONAL RECYCLING

  • Barbed Wire: Barbed wire is accepted at the Horn Hill Waste Transfer Station year round. The barbed wire must be clean of all debris and must be tightly wound and rapped in order to be accepted. Between May 1 and September 30, Red Deer County will accept the first 50 tonne of barbed wire at Horn Hill at no cost. After the first 50 tonne, and during the remainder of the year, the going scale rate will be applied to the cost of disposal.
  • Household Hazardous Waste: The Horn Hill Waste Transfer Station has a Household Hazardous Waste Building that accepts materials year round. Acceptable household hazardous materials can be brought to the facility during normal business hours at no cost. Household hazardous waste materials only, no commercial or industrial loads will be accepted.
  • Twine: Bale twine will now be accepted at Horn Hill Waste Transfer Station, Gaetz Creek Waste Transfer Station, and Yankee Flats Waste Transfer Station at no charge. Please see Agriculture Recycling page for more info.
  • Pesticide Containers: Empty agricultural based pesticide containers can be brought to the Horn Hill Waste Transfer Station, rear round; during regular operating hours at no cost. Containers must be completely empty, triple rinsed and punctured in order to be accepted.
  • Scrap Tires: Scrap tires are accepted at the Horn Hill Waste Transfer Station, Gaetz Creek Waste Transfer Station, and Yankee Flats Waste Transfer Station at no cost. Tires must be removed from the rim prior to delivery.
  • Electronic Waste: Electronic Waste is accepted at the Horn Hill Waste Transfer Station at no cost. Only items on the Alberta Recycling Management Authority electronic waste acceptable items list will be accepted under this program. Other electronic items which are not on the list can be accepted but as part of the normal waste stream at which the going scale rate will apply to the cost of disposal.
    Visit the Alberta Recycling Management Authority website for an up-to-date list of acceptable electronic items.
  • Scrap Metal, Fridges, Freezers and White Goods: These scrap metal related items are accepted at the Horn Hill Waste Transfer Station. Applicable fees will apply.
  • Yearly Household Hazardous Waste, Electronic Waste, and Paint Waste Roundup: In addition to the facilities at the Horn Hill Waste Transfer Station, a yearly roundup for household hazardous waste, electronic waste, and paint waste are conducted in various parts of the county. 

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EXPANSION PILOT PROJECT

Commencing September 1, 2020, Red Deer County will be participating in an Electronics Recycling Expansion Pilot Project. This will allow more eligible materials to be dropped off at the Horn Hill Waste Transfer Facility. The purpose of this two year pilot is to assess the implementation of a sustainable and expanded electronics recycling program by encouraging waste minimization in Alberta which will also support jobs and our economy during the Covid-19 recession. These materials will be residential items only, commercial and industrial items are not acceptable. 

5 categories for recycle


HORN HILL RECYCLED CLEAN WOOD DIVERSION PILOT PROGRAM

Our four year pilot program is to study the feasibility of how much recycled clean wood we are diverting from our landfills.

ACCEPTABLE  CLEAN WOOD INCLUDES  - CANNOT BE COMMINGLED WITH OTHER WASTE

  • White wood: Pallets and dimensional lumber (not treated)
  • Green wood: Trees, branches, limbs, and stumps

NOT ACCEPTABLE WOOD INCLUDES

  • Treated wood
  • Painted wood

Rates for delivery of clean wood are considered reduce. This is to encourage the delivery of the loads, to be only clean wood.

Please refer to our Fee Bylaw Fee Bylaw (page 4)