Transfer + Eco Station

Hours of operation

Open: Monday to Sunday (7 days a week) from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed: Stat Holidays

Welcome to the new Transfer + Eco Station

The redesigned Transfer + Eco Station site is complete! The map below shows the current site layout. We’re always striving for continuous improvement so users are encouraged to read signage on site or check in with an attendant to confirm bin locations and sorting requirements.

Users are encouraged to organize their materials for disposal before coming to the site. Transfer Station materials (branches, yard waste, garbage, metals, and mattresses) should be separated from Eco Station materials (electronics, recyclables, used oil, paint, etc.).

Transfer Station site plan

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What to expect on site

  • All site users will be charged for their garbage materials based on the weight of their materials. The 2024 rate is $0.21/kg. An additional per unit fee of $19.25 will apply to all mattresses.
  • Fort Saskatchewan residents bringing in yard waste and branches receive free drop-off. A Fort Saskatchewan ID will be required.
  • Non-Fort Saskatchewan residents and all contractors will be permitted to drop off their yard waste (grass, leaves, garden waste) and branches on site for a fee based on weight. The 2024 rate is $0.21/kg.
  • The following materials are free for all users to drop off: Scrap metal, cardboard, recycling, tires, propane tanks, batteries, electronics, used motor oil, glycol, and paint.

Questions? Call the Waste Hotline at 780-992-6218

Eco Station

You can bring recyclable materials to the Eco Station, including glass which is not accepted for curbside collection.

You can drop off the following recyclable items for free. Please place your items in the designated bin and only bring accepted materials.

  • Plastics: hard, rigid plastics are accepted at the recycle station
    • Film plastics, such as grocery bags, food wrap, food bags, etc., are NOT accepted
  • Cardboard: clean, corrugated cardboard only. Please break down cardboard boxes
  • Glass
  • Metal cans
  • Mixed paper: office paper, magazines, boxboard
  • Newspaper
  • Phone Books

Note: NO Styrofoam is allowed. Please put Styrofoam in your garbage.

The Eco Station isn’t just for recyclables! These items can also be dropped off free of charge at the Eco Station year-round:

  • Electronics (visit ARMA’s website for detailed lists of what is accepted)
  • Household batteries
  • Paint (visit ARMA’s website for detailed lists of what is accepted)
  • Motor vehicle tires
  • Bicycle tires
  • Used motor oil, filters, and containers
  • Used glycol and containers
  • Propane tanks
  • Car batteries
  • Fluorescent tubes and lights

Please note all Eco Station services are for household users only. Commercial drop-off is not permitted.

Transfer Station

Please bring select oversized and excess waste to the Transfer Station as it cannot be collected at the curb.

All site users will be charged for their garbage materials based on the weight of their materials. The 2024 rate is $0.21/kg. An additional per unit fee of $19.25 will apply to all mattresses. This additional fee does not apply to box springs.

Fort Saskatchewan residents bringing in yard waste and branches receive free drop-off. A Fort Saskatchewan ID will be required.

Non-Fort Saskatchewan residents and all contractors will be permitted to drop off their yard waste (grass, leaves, garden waste) and branches on site for a fee based on weight. The 2024 rate is $0.21/kg.

For a comprehensive list of items not collected at the curb, download the Fort Sask Waste app.

Download the Fort Sask Waste App in the Apple Store       Download the Fort Sask Waste App on Google Play


The following items are accepted at the Transfer Station:

  • Branches (small residential amounts only)
  • Construction debris
  • Furniture
  • Roofing materials
  • Tree stumps)
  • Yard waste (small residential amounts only)
  • Sod, dirt and soil
    • **Note this material is not accepted as yard waste. Our composing facility does not accept dirt or sod for processing, this material is directed to the landfill. All users bringing in sod, dirt and soil will be charged by weight for disposal.

Why are sod, dirt, and soil not considered as compostable? 

Sod and dirt are mineral soils made up of varying amounts of sand, silt and clay. While these components of soil are vital for plant growth, they do not supply plants or decomposers with nutrients the way organic materials do. Bacteria, fungi and decomposers cannot breakdown mineral soils and turn it into compost. The soil makes turning and aeration difficult and can impact achieving the required temperatures in the windrow for pathogen kill.

The Transfer Station charges dirt, soil, and sod as garbage.

Disposal Fees

All site users will be charged for their garbage materials based on weight rather than volume.

Material/Type

Fees (GST exempt)

General Waste

$0.21 per kilogram

Scrap Metals

FREE

Branches & Yard Waste*

Fort Saskatchewan Residents: FREE

Contractors and Non-Fort Saskatchewan Residents: $0.21 per kilogram 

Mattresses

$0.21 per kilogram
+ $19.25 per unit*

*This additional fee does not apply to box springs

Minimum Scale Fee

$3.75

Eco Station Materials

FREE

*Our composing facility has advised us that they will NOT accept dirt or sod for processing. This material is being directed to the landfill.  Due to this change, the City of Fort Saskatchewan Transfer Station will begin charging dirt and sod as garbage.