Regional Waste Management

Preventing the contamination of our environment.

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 No. 124 has representation on two landfill commissions; the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Waste Management Services Commission as well as the Athabasca Regional Waste Management Services Commission. The Municipal District of Lesser Slave River also operates three transfer stations.


Landfill and Transfer Station Locations

  • Smith Transfer Site | 1km West of Smith in Public Works Yard
  • Flatbush Transfer Site | 2km South and .5km North of Flatbush
  • Marten Beach Transfer Site | 2km North of the Hamlet of Marten Beach
  • Athabasca Transfer Site and Recycle Facility and Blue Heron Bottle Depot | 1km North on Hwy 813 from Athabasca
  • Athabasca Regional Landfill | 56km North on Hwy 2 from Athabasca
  • Lesser Slave Regional Landfill | 13km West of Slave Lake and South of Highway 2

    • Click here to view a list of acceptable and unacceptable materials and conditions.

    • DID YOU KNOW?...

      At our rate of waste, our landfill cell will be full in less than 5 years? Because the cell is filling much faster than expected, rates will have to increase to pay for a new development. Opening a new cell costs $1.5 million dollars.


      Landfill and Transfer Station Hours


      The Lesser Slave Regional Landfill is under the guidance of the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Waste Management Services Commission, which is comprised of three Council members from the Municipal District and three from the Town of Slave Lake. It operates under Approval from Alberta Environment and provincial legislation.

       


      HOURS OF OPERATION
       Wednesday to Friday: 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm
       Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
      Closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Statutory Holidays.

      Website: www.lslregionalwaste.com

       


      The Athabasca Transfer Site, Recycle Facility and Blue Heron Bottle Depot is set up similar to the County Transfer Sites with the exception that it may consider medium size loads of construction, renovation or demolition waste. Large Loads may be re-routed to a landfill.

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      HOURS OF OPERATION
       Tuesday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
       Thursday: 9:00pm to 5:00pm
      Please arrive at least 15-30 minutes prior to closing time. Website: www.athabascaregionalwaste.com


      HOURS OF OPERATION
       Wednesday: 10:00am to 6:00pm
       Sunday: 9:00pm to 5:00pm
      Please arrive at least 15-30 minutes prior to closing time.

      For more information, please call 780.849.4888.


      HOURS OF OPERATION
       Tuesday: 9:30am to 5:30pm
       Saturday: 9:30pm to 5:30pm
      Please arrive at least 15-30 minutes prior to closing time.

      For more information, please call 780.849.4888.


      HOURS OF OPERATION
       Wednesday: 9:30am to 5:30pm
       Saturday: 9:30pm to 5:30pm
       Sunday: 9:30pm to 5:30pm
      Please arrive at least 15-30 minutes prior to closing time.

      For more information, please call 780.849.4888.

      Landfill Fees

      As residents of the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River and Town, you are not charged at the landfill for most of your waste, however your respective municipality is billed. This is why we ask where you reside. You are allowed up to 500kg of waste per load/trip. If you exceed that allowance, you are responsible for associated costs.


      Appliance Free Disposal

      In 2015, the MD began providing appliance disposal free of charge at all times. Whereas previously, this was available only once per month. Domestic appliances and household electronics will now be accepted free-of-charge at transfer stations & the regional landfill. This promotes less waste in ditches and backcountry dumping sites.

      Accepted domestic appliances include stoves, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, and refrigeration units. Please note that there is a limit of one of each appliance per household. Appliances from commercial entities will not be accepted.


      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.



      Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

      On May 15, 2011, large parts of Lesser Slave River were affected by wildfires in the area. Winds pushed the flames into the Town and surrounding communities, destroying many houses and businesses. The actions of the MD and its residents, and as their stoic resolution to rebuild from the ashes, are a living testament to the region’s “Rugged & Real” motto. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
      Legendary Lesser Slave River

MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

General Contact Info

 info (@) mdlsr.ca
 780.849.4888
 1.866.449.4888
 780.849.4939

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