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Medicine Hat Landfill

The City of Medicine Hat owns and operates a municipal solid waste landfill located approximately three kilometres off Highway 41A, just passed the city limits. Please refer to Hours and Location for more specific information. The facility accepts residential and commercial waste; construction and demolition waste; clean fill; old tires; appliances such as stoves, refrigerators and washers; scrap cars; garden and yard waste; and household hazardous waste. The landfill also accepts certain types of industrial waste. Please note: The disposal of household hazardous waste is only available to residents. Commercial vendors must dispose of their hazardous waste through a certified service provider. 

Disposal Fees

The City of Medicine Hat Landfill rate chart lists the disposal rates for commonly accepted items. Please note:
  • Regular disposal rates apply to ALL mixed loads that include chargeable items
  • No GST is charged on landfill rates.
  • Acceptable forms of payment for costs include cash,  or debit cards.
  • Composition of waste loads is highly variable. The City of Medicine Hat landfill staff has final say about acceptability of any material and the charges applied to each load.

For more detailed information please contact the Landfill directly at 403.527.1718. 

Bagged Compost for Sale

The Landfill scale house also sells SureGrow Compost produced by the City of Medicine Hat. SureGrow is suitable for landscaping projects and gardening, and is a popular soil amendment product. Bagged quantities are available for sale at the Landfill scale house.

Bulk product can be purchased by locally licensed landscape companies through contract sales orders. The landfill usage rate continues to increase due to a growing population and a growing economy. To maximize the life of our current landfill and to be really effective, we have to incorporate the 4Rs, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover into our daily routine. 

The following materials can be recycled at the Medicine Hat Landfill location. Click the links below for additional information:

Cell Phone and Rechargeable Batteries   Call2Recycle - Canada
Compact Fluorescent Lights Project Porchlight
Electronics Recycling Program
Paint Recycling Program 
Tire Recycling Program
Household Hazardous Wastes
 Alberta Recycling Management Authority
Used Oil, Filters and Containers
Alberta Used Oil Management Association

Disposal Guidelines for Residential Customers 

To view the disposal guidelines for residential customers, click the brochure below:   

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Last updated: 4/13/2015 8:04:45 AM