Closure of Enviroservice and recycle stations
To protect everyone’s health and safety, effective end of day Friday, March 27 until further notice:
• Broadview Enviroservice Station is closed
• The brush and yard waste services at Broadview are closed
• Hodgepodge Lodge at Broadview remains closed
• Ardrossan Recycle Station is closed
• Future South Cooking Lake recycle events will be postponed
• Mattresses will not be collected during large item pick-up.
For more information: strathcona.ca/covid19
Utilities services remain operational
In light of recent direction received from public health authorities in Alberta on COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus), Strathcona County has implemented additional preventative measures to limit the spread of infection and, ultimately, to keep our employees, customers, community and visitors healthy and safe. strathcona.ca/covid19
Utilities will continue to operate essential services (water and sewer services, waste collection and the Community Energy System) during this time.
Please note: Our main office at 370 Streambank Avenue is closed to the public. Any questions can be directed to 780-467-7785 (water and wastewater) or 780-449-5514 (waste).
Customer billing will close to the public beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 20. Call 780-464-8273 for assistance. Residents facing financial hardship can request a 3 month deferral of their utility bills. For more information strathcona.ca/bills.
If you require assistance with a sewer backup please be aware that staff may be wearing additional personal protective equipment for their safety. strathcona.ca/sewerbackup
Broadview Enviroservice Station is closed until further notice. www.strathcona.ca/broadview
The Broadview Enviroservice Station is your one-stop-eco-friendly shop! Drop off your household hazardous waste, electronics and appliances for proper disposal or recycling. These items are not collected at curbside.
Hours of operation: CLOSED until further notice as of end of day Friday, March 27
Also at the Enviroservice Station are:
- Recycling bins
- Brush and yard waste bins
- Tire recycling
- Reusable clothing donation bin
- Shoe recycling
- Empty gift card collection
- Tetra paks
- Styrofoam (large packing material only)
Should I bring it to the Enviroservice Station?
If you have extra waste occasionally that will not fit into your black cart, you can take these materials to the Enviroservice Station. A fee will apply.
Fees for extra waste:
- $1 per fluorescent tube after ten (the first ten are free)
- $5 per small item (such as lawn chairs, stools, kid's small pool, kitchen sink, garbage bag, etc.)
- $15 per large non-reusable furniture item (such as couches, appliances etc.)
- $60 per 1/2 tonne truck load
Cash only (receipt available upon request).
How do I dispose of electronics?
All electronics can be taken to the Broadview Enviroservice Station.
Staples Business Depot
- Accepts small electronics (computers, printers, mice and monitors)
- Location: 350, 390 Baseline Road, Sherwood Park
2. How do I dispose of large amounts of used oil?Permanent link to How do I dispose of large amounts of used oil?
If your farm or business has large amounts of used oil, visit Alberta Used Oil Management or call 1-888-922-2298 to find out where you can dispose it.
How do I dispose of reusable items?
If your items are reusable, please donate them to a local charity.
4. What are some common items accepted at the Enviroservice building?Permanent link to What are some common items accepted at the Enviroservice building?
Please label all items that are not in their original container.
- abrasive cleaners
- aerosol sprays
- alkaline batteries (non-rechargeable)
- all-purpose cleaners
- appliances (fridges, stoves, dishwashers, freezers, washer/dryers)
- barbecue propane tanks (20 lb or under)
- car batteries
- cell phones
- computers (monitors, keyboards, hard drives, accessories)
- drain cleaner
- fabric softeners
- fire extinguishers
- fluorescent tubes (first ten are free, after that fees apply)
- hot water tanks
- oven cleaners
- paint thinners/strippers
- paints (oil/water based)
- rubbing alcohol
- rechargeable batteries
- small appliances
- solvents, turpentine, varnish, lacquers
- stereos, speakers
- wood preservatives
5. What items are NOT accepted at the Enviroservice building?Permanent link to What items are NOT accepted at the Enviroservice building?
- commercial hazardous waste
- biomedical waste
- expired medication (take to your local pharmacy for proper disposal)
- explosives (road flares, model rocket engines, etc...)
- radioactive waste
- munitions and firearms (bullets, weapons, etc...)
- pressurized tanks (oxygen, acetylene tanks)
6. Why are there operating hours at Broadview Enviroservice Station?Permanent link to Why are there operating hours at Broadview Enviroservice Station?
The Station has staff on-hand during operating hours to assist residents with proper waste disposal. There was a lot of contamination in the recycle bins when it was open 24/7. Contamination was increasing costs significantly and entire bins had to be sent to landfill instead of being recycled. Having operating hours will reduce contamination and illegal dumping.
Broadview Enviroservice Station received a 2018 Collection Site Award of Excellence from the Alberta Recycling Management Authority. These awards recognize the work of registered electronics, paint and tire collection sites throughout Alberta. Thank you to all our staff for their hard work, and to all our users for helping us conserve resources and reduce the waste sent to landfills.
Thank you for doing your part!
The Broadview Enviroservice Station had another successful year with over 38,500 visits and a large number of items brought in for recycling including:
- Over 8,500 TVs, computers, laptops and printers
- Approximately 100,000 litres of oil
- Approximately 230 totes of paint and aerosols
- Approximately 900 drums of hazardous wastes
- Approximately 13 metric tonnes of household batteries
The Enviroservice station is available for all Strathcona County residents even if you do not subscribe to the Green Routine.