Reduce, reuse, recycle and respect.
Waste and how we choose to handle it affects our world’s environment — that’s YOUR environment, everything that surrounds you including the air, water, land, plants, and man-made things. You know that you need a healthy environment for your own health and happiness; you can understand why effective waste management is so important to you and to everyone else.
The Municipal District of Lesser Slave River operates three transfer sites and one landfill facility at various locations throughout the municipality. These facilities are intended to provide a means for residents to recycle or dispose of household solid waste. The Regional Landfill is under the guidance of the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Waste Management Services Commission which is comprised of three Town of Slave Lake council members and three MD of Lesser Slave River council members. It operates under Approval from Alberta Environment and provincial legislation.
MD transfer stations are under the supervision of the MD so for questions related to them, please call the MD office at 780.849.4888
- Click here to view the Waste Management Facility brochure
- Click here to view the Recycling Program brochure
Residents, Did you know?
01 You could be responsible for the tipping fees for all of your waste as well as a $50 fine if you are found throwing away a lot of recycle material into the waste stream, or for not sorting your waste appropriately. The landfill offers options for recycle materials and it is expected that residents work with us in recycling and diverting those materials from the landfill, such as: Metals, Electronics, Tires, Paints, Household Hazardous Wastes and regular recycle material such as cardboard and plastic.
02 Even though you are not charged for most of your waste directly, your respective municipality is billed for the waste, this is why you are asked if you are from the Town of Slave Lake or the MD of Lesser Slave River. You are allowed up to 500kg of waste in a load, over that you are responsible for that extra amount.
03 It is considered theft if you are found dumping without weighing in, for example going into the Class III site when the gate is open and dumping your construction material without weighing in and out at the scale. All materials have to be recorded accordingly, even just a few boards from a small project. Here are some references to Provincial Laws relative to dumping of waste or not tarping your loads, These laws are enforced locally by Peace Officers as well as RCMP in our region.
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