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Wetaskiwin’s Recycling Centre is now open from 10 am until 7 pm from Wednesday through Sunday every week (closed Monday and Tuesday).
**Occupancy at the Recycling Centre will be limited to 7 vehicles at any given time to maintain physical distancing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. The attendant on site will control the number of vehicles inside.**
Wetaskiwin’s Recycling Centre
The City of Wetaskiwin’s Recycling Centre was established in 1998 to divert waste from the landfill’s working face. Approximately 708 tonnes of material is brought to the recycling centre annually (way to go, Wetaskiwin!).
During the winter season, you can pick up free sand and pea gravel for your personal household use at the Recycling Centre!
Did you know? Pizza boxes are recyclable! A recent study has confirmed that the grease and a bit of leftover cheese is not an issue in the recycling process. Simply remove all the pizza and place the box in the cardboard recycling bin!
Click here to view the recycling brochure.
The following items are accepted at the Wetaskiwin Recycling Depot:
- Shredded Office Paper (please empty bags)
Writing paper; white window envelopes.
- Mix Paper
Photo copy paper; writing paper; white window envelopes; cardboard milk cartons; clean food paper containers; paper bags; any fibre.
Magazines; flyers; newspaper
- Cardboard (blue bin)
Chip boxes; beer boxes; laundry detergent boxes; any boxes from packaging; wrapping paper rolls; brown window envelopes; corrugated cardboard (please flatten cardboard to conserve space in the bin).
- Tin Cans
Labels must be removed. No other metals allowed.
Glass jars and bottles only with lids and labels removed. No other glass allowed.
- Household Plastics
The following household plastics are accepted: #1; #2; #5. Please double check to ensure the correct plastics are going to the correct bin.
- Light Bulbs
All light bulbs can be recycled in the shed by the cardboard compactor. Please let the attendant know that you have light bulbs and they will open the shed to allow for their disposal.
- Compost (in cement bunker)
Grass; leaves; garden waste. No bags or branches please. *SEASONAL - during summer only*
- Christmas Trees
You can drop off your live Christmas tree at the Wetaskiwin Recycling Centre.
- Electronic Waste (E-Waste)
Great news! The Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA) has expanded the electronics recycling program on a 2-year pilot project. E-waste can be dropped off anytime the Recycling Centre is open (Wednesday to Sunday 10 am to 7 pm).
The following items are accepted:
Other Drop-Off Sites
- The Wetaskiwin Bottle Depot (3810 - 48 Street) accepts pop bottles, juice containers and all milk containers.
- Fountain Tire (4812 - 40 Avenue) accepts vehicle batteries.