Recycling, Composting, and Waste Management
Vermilion is changing how we think about and manage waste.
The Green Team will be on hand at local events to explain what’s new. Please check the list of dates at right so you can stop by – we’d love to answer your questions!
Learn why the Waste Matters bin has four colours.
Residential Waste Management Guide
Recycling (Blue Bag) Program
Set out recyclables on Wednesday and Thursday
Plastics 1 – 7 – Bleach, soap and fabric softener containers, pill bottles, plastic tubs
Paper – Paper, newspaper and flyers, magazines, books, milk cartons, tetra-packs, cardboard egg cartons, flattened cardboard
Metal – Aluminum foil and containers, tin cans and lids. This program does not currently accept glass, black plastic, bottle lids, plastic film or bags. Bottles can be returned for deposit at the Vermilion Bottle Depot.
Many refundable beverage containers can be returned for deposit.
Vermilion Bottle Depot
Milk jugs and cartons, pop and beer cans, plastic water, pop and juice containers
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.
Garden waste, grass clippings and leaves, loose or in paper yard waste bags
NO tree branches, stumps or plastic bags.
Set out bagged waste material in your rolling bin by 8:00 am on collection day.
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
The Vermilion Transfer Site is located 1.5 km north of Vermilon on Pare Drive.
Open Monday – Saturday
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, concrete and rocks, rolled wire and metal, used oil and filters, clean pesticide jugs
Hazardous waste – including aerosol and paint cans, batteries and propane bottles
Yard waste – including grass clippings and leaves, branches and tree stumps
Alberta Health Facility
|These two pharmacies accept medical waste.
Long’s Value Drug Mart 4939 50 Ave
Shopper’s Drug Mart 5009 50 Ave
Needles and sharps, outdated or unwanted medication
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Green Team Appearances
June 30, 2017
Main Street BBQ
11 – 1 pm
Taste of Vermilion
5 – 7 pm
July 27, 2017
Director, Transportation & Utilities
Facility Contact Information
Vermilion Transfer Station