The Wheatland County Waste Transfer Site facilities are intended to provide a means for Wheatland County residents to dispose of household solid waste. The waste transfer sites are a collection point for solid waste which is then transferred to a landfill or recycling facility. The sites are regulated by Alberta Environment, Drumheller and District Solid Waste Management Association, and the recyclers handling the end product. For a schedule of fees through the Drumheller and District Regional Landfill, please visit their website.

These facilities are intended for household residential (all garbage must be bagged) solid waste only. Construction demolition, industrial or commercial waste generators must make their own arrangements. Loads may be rejected if contaminated with unacceptable items. Recycling rules are mandated by Alberta Environment and our operators are there to ensure the rules are followed. Please call your local site attendant before loading large/heavy items, to be sure there is room at the Site. Waste Transfer Sites offer varied services and operate on a set schedule, so check the schedule prior to heading out.

Agricultural Recycling

Farm Chemical Container Recycling

Please help us to maintain our chemical container drop-off sites by ensuring that containers are triple rinsed and are no larger than 23 litres. Large containers can be returned to the retailer. Collection sites are located at Wheatland West, Hussar, and Standard facilities. Residents and livestock producers can bring sharps (needles) and pharmaceutical waste to our waste transfer sites; please ask the site attendant upon arrival.

Grain Bag Rolling Program

In response to a need for better options for the disposal of plastic grain bags, Agriculture and Environment Services created a grain bag rolling and recycling program. 

Wheatland County’s Grain Bag Rolling Program has been in place since 2015. Department staff attend farms to clean, roll, and collect plastic grain bags to keep them from landfills and prevent them from being buried or burned. The plastic grain bags are taken to a local recycler who processes the material so that it can be repurposed, to become items like garbage bags.

In 2019 CleanFarms announced a new Alberta Ag Plastics: Recycle It! Pilot Program. Cleanfarms received funding to pilot a grain bag recycling program in Alberta under which farmers would be able to drop grain bags off at select locations, and Cleanfarms would then pick bags up and organize the recycling component. The program was a natural fit for Wheatland County’s existing grain bag program, so we agreed to become a collection site. As of 2019 we will not only be continuing to offer our collection service for ratepayers but will be able to receive recyclable grain bags from outside of the municipality as a contribution to the Alberta Ag Plastics: Recycle It! Pilot Program.

Call the Agricultural Services Board shop at 403-934-4949  or contact us to set up an appointment to have your grain bags rolled.

Plastic Baler Twine Recycling

Wheatland County offers recycling bags free of charge to livestock producers for the collection of plastic baler twine to help reduce the amount of twine being burned (please don’t burn twine). These recycling bags can be picked up at each waste transfer site.

These bags will fit into a 45 gallon barrel and, when full, can be dropped off at any Wheatland County Waste Transfer Site. Please note that bale net wrap is not currently accepted, but we are looking for opportunities to recycle this as well. We will update the website and Facebook page when a solution is found.

Recycling takes effort and cooperation from all parties involved, but the long term benefit it provides for our environment makes it a worthwhile endeavor for all of us.

Acceptable and Non-disposable Materials

Materials which can be disposed of if they are sorted and handled in an approved manner:

 

  • Agricultural chemical containers (empty and triple rinsed)
    • Where collection facilities are located: Strathmore, Standard and Hussar
    • CleanFARMS 
  • Appliances containingfreon (fridges, freezers etc.)
  • Batteries 
  • Cardboard
  • Clean wood, tree branches
    • Where chipping pits are located: Carseland, Gleichen, Rockyford and Standard
  • Electronic Waste (computers, business machines, etc.)
  • Empty plastic oil containers
  • Expired propane tanks
  • Furniture
  • Household appliances
  • Household waste if bagged or boxed and treated or painted lumber (under four feet in length)
  • Household paint in the original cans (including spray paint)
  • Scrap metal (as per Calgary Metals Policy)
  • Sharps (i.e syringe needles) 
  • Tires
  • Used and drained oil filters
  • Used oil 
  • Wire (must be rolled or bundled and tied)

For more information regarding acceptable materials, the availability of bin space, or any other information about the waste transfer facilities, individuals are asked to call their respective sites. Wheatland County residents are also encouraged to call their local site attendant before loading large, heavy, or questionable items or simply to avoid the inconvenience of a particular service not being available at a certain time (e.g., if a bin is too full). Residents may also call the County Administration Office at 403-934-3321 for general information or if a problem should arise.

The following materials will not be accepted at any Wheatland County waste transfer site:

 

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Biochemical or infectious waste
  • Commercial / industrial waste (residential waste only)
  • Dead animal carcasses
  • Demolition Waste
  • Drywall
  • Flammable materials
  • Grain, hay or straw
  • Gravel, rocks, concrete, or rubble
  • Hazardous chemicals
    • Please be aware that these chemicals may be disposed of at “Hazardous Waste Round-ups” held each year at Standard and Rockyford
  • Sewage or sludges
  • Vehicle bodies

If your waste is unacceptable at the county waste transfer sites contact the Drumheller and District Solid Waste Management Association.

Waste Transfer Sites are not playgrounds

Waste Transfer Sites can be dangerous places. Please ensure young children remain in your vehicle for their own safety.

Waste Transfer Sites

Waste Transfer Sites offer varied services and operate on a set schedule, so check the schedule and acceptable materials prior to heading out.

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