Waste | Matters



Recycling, Composting, and Waste Management

Want to learn more about how waste works in Vermilion? Scroll down to find out what items belong where, along with scheduling information and printable guides.

Waste Guide

Learn why the Waste Matters bin has four colours.

On collection day, remember to leave enough room for the hauler truck’s arm to pick up your bin and blue bags.

Waste Matters Curbside Placement

 What Goes Where in Vermilion

Scroll down to learn where different materials are accepted once you are done with them.

  Recycling (Blue Bag) Program

Vermilion's blue bag program accepts hard plastics and metal.

Set out recyclables on Wednesday and Thursday of every second week. Only blue bags will be collected. Rinse food residue from containers. Food-soiled materials contaminate other items, so if in doubt, throw it out. Place shredded paper in bag separate from other materials. On collection day, set out your blue bag one metre from other objects.  Do not place blue bags on snowbanks or icy surfaces.

Acceptable Recyclable Material:

  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Box Board
  • Newspaper
  • Office Paper
  • Magazines
  • Flyers
  • Shredded Paper (shredded paper must be placed in a separate bag and tied before placing in a blue bag)
  • Tin Cans (cans must be rinsed)
  • Rigid Plastic Containers – Labeled #1, #2, #4 or #5. (containers must be rinsed and caps/lids discarded)

Unacceptable Material:
Aerosol cans, air filters, air fresheners, anti-static sheets, bakeware, band-aids, batteries, black plastic, branches, bricks, bubble wrap, cat litter, cellophane, ceramics, cereal box liners, clayware, cigarettes,  cleaning or soiled wipes, cloth & clothes, corks, diapers, dry cleaner bags, egg cartons (plastic or Styrofoam), foam, food waste, fuel containers, garbage, grass, glass, kleenex, knives, laminated paper, leather, light bulbs, mirrors, nails, needles, nuts & bolts, paint cans, paper towel, plastic bags, plastic caps, plastics 3, 6, or 7, ribbon, rope, rubber bands, scissors, styrofoam, tissues, toilet paper, toothbrushes, twine, waxed cardboard (greenish), zip-lock bags, and any hazardous materials.

Waste Guide
2021 Collection Schedule

This program does not currently accept glass material.

  Vermilion Bottle Depot

 Milk jugs, pop cans and bottles can be returned for refund at Vermilion's Bottle Depot.

Many refundable beverage containers can be returned for deposit.

Vermilion Bottle Depot
4602-48A Avenue

Printable Recycling Guide

Milk jugs and cartons, pop and beer cans, plastic water, pop and juice containers


  Grass and Yard Waste

Vermilion's Waste Matters strategy accepts grass and yard waste.

This program operates from May to October, with dumpsters placed throughout town to dispose of grass and garden waste. They are emptied weekly for composting.

2021 Collection Schedule

Garden waste, grass clippings and leaves, loose or in paper yard waste bags
NO tree branches, stumps or plastic bags

  Black Bin Program

Bagged items in the black bins are picked up regularly in Vermilion, Alberta.

Set out bagged waste material in your rolling bin by 7:30 am on collection day.

2021 Collection Schedule

Vermilion Waste Matters How-To Guide

Household waste – including all glass, air fresheners, anti-static sheets, bakeware, band-aids, black plastic, bricks, bubble wrap, cellophane, ceramics, cereal box liners, clay containers, cigarettes, clean or soiled wipes, cloth and clothes, corks, diapers, dry cleaner bags, incandescent light bulbs, knives, laminated paper, leather, mirrors, nails, nuts and bolts, plastic grocery bags, plastic cups, ribbon, rope, rubber bands, scissors, styrofoam, toothbrushes, twine, wet waste, ziplock bags

  Vermilion Transfer Station

The Vermilion Transfer Station accepts items including e-waste, construction materials, oversized items, hazardous waste and appliances.

The Vermilion Transfer Site is located 1.5 km north of Vermilion on Pare Drive.

Open Monday – Saturday
9:00 am – 4:45 pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays.
Phone: 780-853-4572

Batteries – users must declare at the gate if they are disposing of batteries.
Oversized items – including furniture, mattresses and box springs
Freon appliances – including fridges and freezers
E-waste – including computers and televisions
Industrial and construction materials – including building materials (material must be cut into 4 ft. lengths), rolled wire and metal, used oil and filters, clean pesticide jugs
Hazardous waste – including aerosol and paint cans, and propane bottles
Yard waste – including grass clippings and leaves, branches and tree stumps

  Town Yard

Take concrete and asphalt to Vermilion's Town Yard.

Some construction materials can be taken to Vermilion’s Town Yard, located at 3905-52 Avenue.

Concrete, asphalt, and rocks

  Medical Waste

 What to do with used sharps and outdated or unwanted medication in Vermilion, Alberta.

These two pharmacies accept medical waste.

Long’s Value Drug Mart
4939-50 Avenue

Shopper’s Drug Mart
5009-50 Avenue

Needles, sharps, outdated or unwanted medication








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Contact Information


Derek Young
Director, Transportation & Utilities
Ph:  780-581-2421
Fax:  780-853-4910

Erin Miller
Administrative Assistant
Ph: 780-581-2415

Facility Contact Information

Vermilion Transfer Station
Ph: 780-853-4572