Sunday, July 14, 2024

Types of Household waste

The following three categories define the different types of typical household waste. Please help maintain a safe environment and follow proper waste disposal methods for the different types of waste. This information applies to both the landfill site and scheduled collection in your neighborhood.



The following items are accepted as recyclables at the landfill and Redwater Transfer Station with some restrictions. 


  • Flattened corrugated cardboard boxes
  • Mixed Paper i.e Flattened cereal and food boxes, shoe boxes (remove and discard liner)
  • Clean Plastic Recycling 
  • TV's, Phones, Computers, and Printers
  •  Small household appliances and Microwaves 
  • Household batteries.
  • Paint
  • Motor oil and filters
  • Automotive tires
  • Scrap metal (i.e. BBQ, lawnmowers(liquids drained), car parts, bikes, washing machines, hot water tanks, dishwashers(metal tub),
  • Propane tanks up to 30 lbs
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Passenger Tires

Landfill Only

  • Car batteries
  • Concrete and asphalt (call for more info)
  • Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers $20.00 fee for Freon removal


The following items are accepted at the landfill and Redwater Transfer Station with some restrictions.


  • Styrofoam (egg cartons, packaging)
  • Unrinsed food containers
  • Diapers
  • Clothes
  • Garden hoses
  • Pet food bags
  • Glass (dishes, mirrors, windows)
  • Cat litter

Landfill Only

  • Mattresses
  • Lumber
  • Shingles
  • Insulation and drywall
  • Furniture (sofas, cupboards, tables)
  • Sod
  • cold ashes 7-14 days weather dependent
Eco Station

Eco Station

The following types of items are not permitted in the landfill  and must be taken to an Eco Station or Household Hazardous Waste Roundup for proper disposal.

  • Cleaners (bleach, oven cleaners, rust removers)
  • Automotive liquids (antifreeze, gas, diesel, windshield washer fluid)
  • Herbicides and pesticides
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Syringes
  • Solvents and turpentine
  • Sealed drums
  • RV fridges
  • PCB ballasts
  • Oil rags
  • Propane tanks greater than 30 pounds

For more information about Eco Stations, hours of operations, and locations, please visit this link.

For more information about Hazardous Waste, please visit this link.

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