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Waste Management Facility

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Waste Management Facility (Landfill)

The City of Medicine Hat owns and operates a Waste Management Facility located approximately three kilometres off Highway 41A, just past the city limits. The facility consists of a municipal landfill which accepts residential and commercial waste; construction and demolition waste; clean fill and old tires. The facility also manages the recycling/diversion of appliances such as stoves, refrigerators and washers; scrap cars; garden and yard waste; household hazardous waste and electronic waste. The Waste Management Facility 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. Please refer to Hours and Location for more specific information.

Disposal Fees

The Waste Management Facility Disposal Fee rate chart lists the 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 operating staff has final say about acceptability of any material and the charges applied to each load.

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

Bagged Compost for Sale

SureGrow Compost produced by the City of Medicine Hat is available for sale at the Waste Management Facility. SureGrow is suitable for landscaping projects and gardening, and is a popular soil amendment product. Bagged quantities are available for sale at the Scalehouse. Bulk product can be purchased by locally licensed landscape companies through contract sales orders. 

The Waste Management Facility usage rate continues to increase due to a growing population and a growing economy. To maximize the life of our current landfill and operating facility, 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 Waste Management Facility. 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, view the Municipal Landfill Brochure.

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