Waste | Matters

Recycling, Composting, and Waste Management

Waste | Matters in Vermilion

This year, we are rolling out improvements to our system, and changing how Vermilion thinks about and manages waste. A Green Team will be on hand at local events to answer questions about what’s new and why these changes are being made. Please stop by!

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Green Team Appearances

Shredding Event/Town Open House
June 20th, 2017

Canada Day Event
July 1st, 2017

Vermilion Parade
July 27th, 2017

Mark Your Calendars

More dates to come soon. Please keep checking back!

Sort It Out – Waste Management Guide

Recycling (Blue Bag) Program

Every second week, set out empty and cleanly rinsed recyclables along with your roll-out waste bin. Only blue bags will be collected. Place shredded paper in bag separate from other materials.

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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.

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.

Map of Green Dumpster locations

Garden waste, grass clippings and leaves, loose or in paper yard waste bags.


NO tree branches, stumps or plastic bags.


Every second week, set out bagged waste material in your rolling bin by 8:00 am on collection day.

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Household waste including all glass, air fresheners, anti-static sheets, bake ware, 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.

Bottle Depot

Many beverage containers can be return for deposit.

Vermilion Bottle Depot
4602 48A Avenue
Open Monday – Saturday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Transfer Station

The Vermilion River Transfer Station is located 1.5 km north of Vermilon on Pare Drive.

Open Monday – Saturday
9:00 am – 4:45 pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays.
Phone: 780-583-4572

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

Pharmacy that accepts these items. Materials:
Needles and sharps, outdated or unwanted medication


 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

Recycle Centre
Ph: 780-853-1894

Waste Transfer Station
Ph: 780-853-4572