Recycling & Material Recovery

The St Michael Landfill Site operates a basic recycling program that includes:

Batteries and household batteries
E-waste (TV's, computers, & anything that plugs in)
Fluorescent bulbs
Herbicide & pesticide Agricultural Chemical Bottles (triple rinsed caps and booklets removed)
Propane Tanks
Tree Branches
Waste Oil
Waste Oil Containers
Waste Oil Filters
White Goods freezers and refrigerators with the doors and lids removed

If you have any questions about recyclable materials, please call the site at 780.702.9880

Scavenging in any area of the facility is strictly prohibited

Household Hazardous Waste

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

If it is corrosive, flammable or poisonous, it is hazardous waste. These types of products contaminate water and landfills an should never be poured down the drain or put out with your regular garbage, To help you dispose of these products safely, the landfill operates a year round Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Material Recovery program to ensure your proper disposal of these potential harmful chemicals and compounds from your home. Any household product, with one of more hazard symbols, that cannot be used up (of in some cases recycled) may be brought to the St. Michael Regional Landfill for proper disposal.

Tips to reduce Household Hazardous Waste

Use a non-hazardous alternative. Environmentally friendly and safer alternatives are available for household cleaning, home improvement and garden care. Most stores have a "green area" for safer cleaning alternatives.

Be a smart and wise consumer. If you must purchase a hazardous product, purchase only what you need. If you can, avoid buying larger quantities. Ensure the product that you purchase does what you want it to do before you purchase it. Once purchased follow the instructions on the label for safe use, ventilation and storage. Check the able for the type of hazardous waste and how you are able to dispose of any excess amount.

Provide any leftover products to someone who can use it the like relatives, friends, neighbours, community groups and charitable organizations may be able to dispose of any excess amount.

Avoid aerosols whenever possbile. Much of the aerosol product ends up in the air, Purchase safer alternatives.

Examples of Hazardous Products

IMPORTANT - Always keep each material in its original labelled container and store safely out of the reach of children and pets

Please do not mix items together for two main reasons – a chemical reaction could occur by mixing items together. This may have severe ramifications and could cause you harm. Secondly, in order for us to properly dispose of the material, the original ingredients need to be clearly identified.

In the Bathroom

Air fresheners (aerosol)
Drain cleaners
Hair colouring
Hair perm solutions
Hair sprays (aerosol)
Mildew removers
Nail polish and remover
Toilet cleaners
Tub and tile cleaners

In the Garage

Aerosol sprays
All-purpose solvent-based cleaners)
Ant/Wasp spray
Auto body filler
Barbeque fire starter products
Brake fluid
Butane Refills
Car waxes and polishes
Carbon tetrachloride
Contact cement
Degreaser (petroleum based)
Fertilizers (weed and feed)
Glues (solvent and water-based)
Hot tub chemicals

Important Service Update: CleanFARMS


We are once again reaching out to our Alberta partners to thank you in advance for your participation in the empty pesticide and fertilizer container recycling program and pass on some important information.

We hope you will notice several improvements to this year's container management program, starting with a new contractor. Stericycle Canada, one of Canada's leading waste management firms, will be servicing our Alberta collection sites.

Stericycle Canada will be introducing several operational improvements that are aimed at improving collection site cleanliness with minimal disruptions to farmers and landfill operators. The most significant improvement is the discontinuing of on-site shredding.

There will be no change in how containers are currently collected at the collection sites. Farmers are to continue returning their triple or pressure rinsed pesticide and liquid fertilizer containers loose to the collection sites, with caps and booklets removed. When Stericycle Canada services a site, the containers will be placed into bags by Stericycle employees and transported off site, where any further processing or shredding of the plastic will occur.

We continue to ask for your assistance in ensuring that any containers returned to a collection site are triple or pressure rinsed with caps and booklets removed. We are pleased to offer communication tools that emphasize this message.

With any transition, we may encounter some bumps in the road. While we aren't anticipating any significant disruptions, we thank you in advance for your patience as we work through these.

Stericycle Canada can be reached toll free at, 1-866-783-7422 where you then be prompted to a CleanFARMS container program extension. This will be the primary contact number for Stericycle.

We thank you in advance for your corporation and look forward to working with you again this year.

For more information please on the clean rinse program please go to