Town Services


Wainwright supports the Province of Alberta’s commitment to reduce solid waste disposal. In order to achieve this goal, residents must actively participate in reducing, reusing and recycling their household wastes. This effort will also decrease the amount of waste requiring incineration thereby reducing costs for the provision of waste disposal services.

Blue Bag Recycling

Pickups for the Town of Wainwright Blue Bag Recycling Program are every Thursday.   Wainwright must have bags out on the front curb by 7am on collection day.  Blue bag recycling takes place on all statutory holidays with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Recycling Rate

Current Rate:  
Residential Fixed Monthly Rate  $6.50/month

2023 Utility Rates (Recycling)

For more information please view: Wainwright Recycling Poster

The Town of Wainwright also has a community orientated drop-off recycling program. This program allows residents the convenience of disposing their recyclables within the community.  These additional recycling locations can be found at the Wainwright Regional Waste to Energy Authority at 1201 – 4 Avenue South or for refundable beverage containers and bottles the Container World Bottle Depot at 740 – 1 Avenue.  See additional information below. 

Wainwright Landfill

1201 – 4 Ave. South
Phone: (780) 842-4051
Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:45 pm, Saturday 8:00 am to 3:45 pm

View our 2023 Wainwright Landfill Recycling Brochure for a list of items that can be recycled at the facility.  To view a detailed list of the electronics that can be received, please view this e-waste list.

Container World Bottle Depot

740 – 1 Avenue
(780) 842-6466
Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Refundable Beverage Containers and Bottles

In the province of Alberta deposits are charged when ready to drink beverages are purchased. They are returned in full when you bring back the empty container for recycling to a bottle depot. Items accepted include: plastic bottles, plastic jugs and cups, aluminum cans, polycoat containers, bag-in-a-box and pouches, glass bottles and other metal beverage cans.


Grass Clipping Pickup

  • The Public Works Department will pick up grass clippings and garden wastes on your regularly scheduled garbage day from mid-May to the end of July. In August and September pick-up is every two weeks.

Spring and Fall Clean-up

  • Free pick-up of yard wastes, tree limbs, clean wood, small pieces of concrete, sod, tires, and metals.
  • No refrigerators, deep freezers, air conditioners, microwaves, washers, dryers, dishwashers, stoves, hot water tanks, mattresses & box springs, carpets, paint cans, wet cell batteries, construction material, furniture, automotive parts and televisions.