Special Collection Events

The City of Fort Saskatchewan offers the following special collection events.

Christmas Tree Collection

Christmas trees will be collected curbside each January on your waste collection day.

The following rules apply:

  • Natural trees only.
  • All tinsel and decorations must be removed.
  • Trees must be left at curbside unwrapped, not placed in a tarp or a bag.

Trees can also be dropped off at the Transfer Station during operational hours.

Make sure to download the Waste App to receive notifications on your collection date. You can also subscribe to the CityPage newsletter to receive up-to-date information on all special collection events.

Extra Yard Waste Pickup

2021 Extra Yard Waste Collection Dates

  • Spring — April 19-23 | May 24-28
  • Fall — October 4-8 | October 25-29

For two weeks every spring and fall we will collect all your extra yard waste.

  • Extra yard waste must be placed in brown paper yard waste bags (found at most hardware stores) and placed out for collection by 7am on collection day. Yard waste in plastic or biodegradable bags will not be collected.
  • Yard waste items include (but are not limited to) grass, leaves, small twigs/branches, waste from fruit-bearing trees and garden trimmings.
  • If it is your cart collection week, these bags can be set out in addition to your other carts.
  • If it is not your scheduled collection week, you can still place the brown paper bags out by themselves on your regular collection day to be picked up.

Household Large Item Pickup

2021 Large Item Collection — June 14-18

For one week every spring, households may set out up to two large or heavy items (refrigerator, mattress, couch, etc.) for curbside collection. 

Before setting out your items, please note the following:

  • Remove or tie down doors and lids on fridges and freezers. Make sure the coolant system is not damaged or leaking.
  • Drain all small engine equipment (e.g. lawnmowers) of oil. Remove the fuel tank.
  • Bundle and tie wood waste, carpet, and cardboard in pieces 4' long.
  • If you live in an apartment or condominium, place your items near your building's front-load waste bin. Or, your property manager may choose another location.

The following items are NOT accepted:

  • Dirt and rocks
  • Propane tanks
  • Construction/Demolition/Renovation Materials
    • Fences or Decks or Shingles
    • Drywall, cupboards, etc.

Some materials not accepted may be taken at the Transfer Station. Fees may apply.

Toxic Round-Up

2021 Toxic Round Up — September 25 (10am-3pm)

For one day every year, residents may drop off hazardous household waste and electronics at the Public Works Yard (11121-88 Avenue). They will be disposed of in a safe, environmentally friendly way.

Items accepted at the Toxic Round-Up event

From the Kitchen

From the Bathroom

From the Basement

From the Shed

From the Garage

Other

  • Drain, tile and window cleaners
  • Disinfectants
  • Oven cleaners
  • Bleach and ammonia
  • Cleaning solvents and spot removers
  • Toilet, drain and tile cleaners
  • Health care products
  • Paint thinners, strippers and solvents
  • Lacquers, stains and varnishes
  • Wood preservatives
  • Asphalt and roof tar
  • Ant and rodent killers
  • Weed killers
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Antifreeze
  • Solvents
  • Battery acid
  • Gasoline
  • Rust inhibitors, remover
  • Used motor oil
  • Brake and transmission fluid
  • Septic tank cleaners
  • Tires
  • Propane bottles
  • Car and household batteries

Note: The Toxic Round-Up is restricted to hazardous waste from homes. Hazardous materials from businesses cannot be accepted.