Rural recycling events

Pesticide and fertilizer container recycling

Strathcona County now offers collection for agriculture pesticide and fertilizer containers at the Ardrossan recycle station. Please ensure that these materials follow "CleanFarms guidelines.":
Last Modified: July 8, 2021, 2:03 p.m.
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Strathcona County has recycling and proper disposal events based in rural areas of the County. Events are available for all residents, regardless if you are a County waste collection customer.

South Cooking Lake recycle events

Monthly events are held at Fire Station #2 located at 22142 South Cooking Lake Road. Residents can drop off acceptable items 24 hours a day during event dates.

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Monthly recycle events 2021 dates

January 30 to February 7 July 24 to August 1
February 27 to March 7 August 28 to September 5
March 27 to April 4 September 25 to October 3
April 24 to May 2 October 30 to November 7
May 29 to June 6 November 27 to December 5
June 26 to July 4 December 24 to January 2

The events of 2021 are being extended to a week long.

A commingled recycling bin will be set up on site. Acceptable items for the bin include:

  • corrugated cardboard (flattened, clean and dry)
  • mixed paper (inserts, flyers, cereal boxes, computer paper, etc.)
  • newspaper
  • aluminum cans and containers (clean and in original shape)
  • hard plastic containers, tubs and bottles (clean, with no lids or caps)

* Please note that the list of accepted items recently changed.

We will also have a cart on site for glass only.

In an effort to ensure these events are successful and continue, please put items in the correct bins and only drop off accepted items. Report illegal dumping to Enforcement Services 780-449-0170.

Rural Enviroservice events

There are two Enviroservice events to assist rural residents in diverting electronics, paint, batteries, household hazardous waste and other materials.

2021 Rural Enviroservice events

June 15
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Moyer Recreation Centre
54569 RR215, Josephburg

With the Fort Saskatchewan Recycle Station undergoing a renewal, there is no longer collection of Agriculture Pesticide and Fertilizer Containers at their site. To fill this gap Strathcona County will be offering a collection event for these materials paired with our June Rural Enviroservice event.


July 20
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Fire Hall #2
22142 South Cooking Lake Road

August 17
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Ardrossan Recycle Station
#80 3rd Avenue, Ardrossan

Please note appliances and metal are not accepted at these locations. Please bring them to the Broadview Enviroservice Station in Sherwood Park.

Subscribe to weekly collection

Our intention is to provide quality services to our residents and reduce the amount of materials going to the landfill. To subscribe to weekly collection and recycling, please call 780-449-5514.

Last updated: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
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