Recycling Centre

Hours of Access

The Wetaskiwin Recycling Centre is accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week, and is located at 5707 51 Street

Materials Accepted On-Site

The following materials can be dropped off at the Wetaskiwin Recycling Centre: 

  • Cardboard
    Cardboard must be flattened/broken down and placed in designated blue bins. 
  • Tin
    Tin dropped off must be rinsed and any labels removed.
  • Shredded Office Paper 
    Shredded writing paper and white window envelopes must be removed from bags prior to being disposed of in the designated bin. 
  • Mix Paper 
    Types of mix paper accepted include: 
    • Photocopy paper 
    • Writing paper 
    • White window envelopes 
    • Cardboard milk cartons 
    • Clean food paper containers 
    • Paper bags 
    • Any fibre 
  • Newspaper 
    Magazines, flyers, and newspapers are accepted. 
  • Household Plastics 
    Please double check to ensure you are only disposing of the following plastics at the Recycling Centre: 
    • #1 
    • #2 
    • #5
  • Light Bulbs 
    All light bulbs must be recycled by being placed in the white shed so they can be collected and properly recycled. 
  • Electronic Waste (E-Waste)
    Electronic waste can be disposed of at the Recycling Centre by placing it on the designated wooden pallet. The following items are accepted:

Electronics Expanded - Alberta Recycling

Materials Not Being Accepted On-Site

Below is a list of materials which are not being accepted at the Recycling Centre.

  • Compost & Branches 
    Residents can drop off their compost free-of-charge at the Sanitary Landfill
  • Glass
    As of September 29, 2022, glass is will no longer be accepted at the Wetaskiwin Recycling Centre. Residents are asked to put glass in their blue or grey bin for regular garbage pickup.

In addition to the above items, garbage bins have been removed from the Recycling Centre to prevent illegal dumping and to encourage residents to improve in their efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Will there be an attendant at the Recycling Centre? 

No, the Recycling Centre is a self-service facility, meaning no attendant will be present at the facility. 

Who do I contact if I have a question or want to report that one of the bins is full? 

Please contact Public Works at 780.361.4436.

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.