Leduc County

Waste and recycling

Leduc County is a regional partner in innovative waste management and recognizes the importance of sustainable, environmentally-friendly practices that minimize the impact on the environment.

View/download Leduc County's waste management and recycling brochure.

New Sarepta residents are provided with year-round door-to-door solid waste pick-up, while  the City of Leduc Eco Station and several transfer stations are available to all Leduc County residents, including those in New Sarepta, for disposal of residential household waste, compost and yard waste and blue-bag recycling. Leduc County residents who have applied for and received a Leduc and District Regional Waste Management Facility resident identification card are permitted to use the Leduc and District Regional Waste Management Facility.

Separate cards are issued for Leduc County transfer stations and the Leduc and District Regional Waste Management Facility.

Transfer stations

Leduc County residents are permitted to dispose of residential household waste, compost and yard waste and blue-bag recycling at any Leduc County Transfer Station.

View hours of operation for each transfer station.

Leduc County adopted its Transfer Station Access policy in May 2016 to better manage the use of transfer stations and help ensure residential citizens continue to receive high-quality service. Each year, Leduc County will automatically issue a transfer station access card for every residence in Leduc County, at no charge. Transfer station access cards will be mailed annually by July 31 and will be active until Aug. 31 of the following year.

Note: Transfer station access cards with an expiry date of July 31, 2017 can continue to be used until Aug. 31, 2017.

Transfer station access cards must be presented to gain access to a Leduc County transfer station.

Transfer station access cards are only available to property owners with a residence and are intended for residential use only. If the residence is not occupied by the property owner, it is the property owner’s responsibility to provide the tenant of the property with the transfer station access card. Transfer station access cards are not intended for institutional, commercial, industrial or agricultural sites.

Note: if a property is sold, the former property owner must return any transfer station access card(s) issued for the property to Leduc County.

Transfer Station Access Card application process

Property owners with a residence must follow the below steps to apply for a new card, a replacement card or an additional card (maximum two per residence). Individuals can also apply for a temporary access card, which may be granted at the discretion of the director of Public Works and Engineering or his/her designate for special circumstances, such as settling an estate.

Applicants must complete and submit an application form to Leduc County by email at PWE@leduc-county.com, fax at 780-955-7814, in-person at the Public Works and Engineering office or by mail to:

Public Works and Engineering
Suite 101, 1101 5 St.
Nisku, AB | T9E 2X3

Applicants will be required to produce at least one of the following items with the application form:

  1. Government-issued photo identification
  2. Property assessment or tax notice
  3. Certified copies of property purchase documents

If applying for a replacement card, additional card or temporary card, a fee will apply, as detailed in Leduc County’s Utilities Fees and Charges bylaw. Payment must be received before a transfer station access card will be issued.

Payment is accepted in-person with cash, cheque (payable to “Leduc County”) or debit at Leduc County Centre during regular business hours. Credit cards are not accepted. Cheques can be mailed to Leduc County alongside the completed application. After-hours payments and application submission can be deposited in the envelope depository at the north entrance of Leduc County Centre.

Transfer station access cards may be laminated to ensure durability.

Accepted items at transfer stations

In addition to residential household waste, compost and yard waste, and blue-bag recycling, the Sunnybrook and New Sarepta transfer stations will also accept:

  • Household hazardous materials* (such as used oil and filters, antifreeze, paint and oil containers)
  • Batteries* (such as car batteries, rechargeable and non-recharge­able batteries, cell phones and cell phone batteries)
  • White metals* (such appliances, intact refrigerators, freezers and enamel-coated products)
  • Other metals* (such as scrap metal, rebar)
  • Construction and demolition waste (such as drywall, painted/stained lumber, pressure treated wood, etc.)
  • Tires*
  • Clean non-toxic wood material
  • Miscellaneous materials (such as furniture)

*Items marked with an asterisk are collected for recycling purposes.

The following are prohibited at all transfer stations:

  • dead animals
  • asphalt shingles
  • railway ties

Blue bags are accepted at all Leduc County transfer station sites as well as the Leduc and District Regional Waste Management Facility. The blue bag program accepts the following materials:

  • Metal: aluminum cans and empty, non-hazardous aerosol cans
  • Glass: jars and bottles
  • Plastic: household bottles and containers, and plastic bags
  • Paper/cardboard: newsprint, inserts, flyers, envelopes, paper egg cartons, paper bags, magazines and books, phone books, greeting cards, non-metallic gift wrap, flattened cardboard boxes, milk cartons, and juice boxes

Note: All white goods and tires are accepted at a separate area outside the garbage bin. All materials delivered to Leduc County transfer stations shall be accepted at the sole discretion of the site attendant. Load sizes are not to exceed a typical eight-foot pickup truck box filled to a depth no greater than three feet. An approximate total volume of up to 3.5 cubic yards will be permitted per facility access. Vehicles exceeding three tons will not be granted access; larger volume loads will be redirected to the Leduc and District Regional Waste Management Facility.

Concrete, asphalt and gravel waste are accepted at the Nisku Concrete Reclamation Site (5 Street and 15 Avenue) by appointment only (call 780-979-6185 to schedule) and the Leduc and District Regional Waste Management Facility.

City of Leduc Eco Station

Leduc County residents are permitted to dispose of blue bag recyclables, cardboard, organic waste, household hazardous waste and electronic waste free of charge at the City of Leduc Eco Station. The first bag of household waste is free with each additional bag costing $2.

New Sarepta door-to-door pick up

New Sarepta residents are provided with year-round door-to-door solid waste pick-up. Please note that the pick-up schedule changes in the winter months; starting in November, pick-up occurs every two weeks.

View/download the New Sarepta solid waste pick-up schedule.

To initiate the door-to-door pick-up in New Sarepta, residents must submit a solid waste container application. Solid waste containers are typically delivered the Monday following the receipt date. 

Solid waste containers must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on collection day to guarantee pick-up. If your waste is not collected by 4:30 p.m. on collection day, please contact Leduc County as soon as possible and leave the bin at the curb so that it can be collected the next business day.

If the solid waste container is damaged, residents should call GFL at 780-444-8805 or Leduc County Public Works and Engineering at 780-979-6185. Residents are asked to bring the damaged solid waste container to the curb, as per usual on regular pick-up days, so the repairs can be completed. If a solid waste container goes missing, replacement bins will be provided at a cost by contacting Leduc County.