Waste Management

The Town of Morinville has an automated waste pick up system. Residents are provided with two wheeled containers which they roll to the point of pickup. One container is for solid waste while the other is for organics. The Town also offers unlimited curbside blue bag recycling. These services are provided by Green for Life (GFL) Environmental Corp. The carts are numbered and assigned to each property’s utility account; if you move leave the carts for the next occupant. If your cart needs to be repaired or replaced or you have moved into a home which has no carts, please contact Public Works 780-939-2590.

Throughout the year, the town also provides initiatives to enhance the waste management program.  These initiatives are listed in this section of the website as well.

Waste Collection Schedule

All three waste streams (waste, organics and recycling) will be collected on one day depending on your residence location. 

If you reside north of 100 Avenue (Hwy 642) or in South Glens, your waste cart, organics cart and recycling material will all be collected weekly on Tuesday.
If you reside south of 100 Ave (Hwy 642) your waste cart, organics cart and recycling material will all be collected weekly on Wednesday.

Download the 2017 Waste Collection Schedule or Waste Management Bylaw  - Utility Rate Fees, Schedule 'C' here.

Waste Collection General Information

  • Place your waste cart, organics cart and recycling material out for collection by 7:00 am
  • All garbage must be placed in disposable bags or boxes before placing it inside your household waste container.
  • Organics and yard waste can be put directly into the organics cart.
  • Your yard waste collection is a fully automated system. The service provider will not get out of the vehicles to collect any items left outside of the waste or organics cart.

Organics Collection Program

The Town added an organics collection program to the regular pick up schedule in May of 2014. 

Organics Include:

Fruits and vegetable, meat, poultry, fish, pasta, cereals, rice, coffee grounds/filters, tea bags, baked goods (cake, cookies, bread), flower and vegetable plant material, grass clippings and leaves, small twigs, straw and hay, paper bags.

Organics Exclude:  

Diapers, sanitary products, animal waste, bedding, cat litter, hair, pet fur, dryer lint, vacuum dust, floor sweepings, weeds and diseased plants, cheese and dairy products,plastic bags.

Check out the "What Can Be Recycled Brochure" 

Waste Management - Landfill

Landfill Permits

Should a resident require disposal of refuse over and above the usual weekly pickup they may utilize a user pay disposal permit system. The Landfill Permit allows residents with a utility account to dispose of any extra solid waste (garbage, yard waste or recycling) at Roseridge Landfill.  Landfill permits can be picked up at Morinville Civic Hall, 10125-100 Avenue Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Roseridge Landfill

The Roseridge Waste Management Services Commission consists of a partnership of 6 municipalities - Sturgeon County, the Town of Redwater, the Town of Legal, the Town of Gibbons, the Town of Morinville and the Town of Bon Accord.

Location: 2km east of the Town of Morinville on Secondary Highway 642 and south on Range Road 251

Phone: 780-939-5678 Visit the Roseridge Waste Management Services Commission webpage for more information including hours of operation.

Waste Management Initiatives

Throughout the year, the Town of Morinville provides Waste Programs Initiatives to enhance the waste management program. Following are initiatives that are currently being offered:

Reuse it or "Loose it"!

Spring Event

Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 (One-day only!)
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Skyline Ball Diamonds (10510 - 107 Street)

Fall Event

Date: 2017 Fall date to be determined.
Time: To be determined.
Location: To be determined.

Residents are invited to set "loose" items no longer wanted or needed (but still use-able) by bringing them to a central location for others to browse through and take home, FREE OF CHARGE, on a first come first served basis. This event lessens our environmental impact by sending less to the landfill, while at the same time gives local families access to items they might otherwise not be able to afford. Additionally the event clears space in our garages and keeps our community cleaner. The Town provides a removal service for residents with disabilities or mobility issues. Please contact Public Works for more information 780-939-2590.

Household Hazardous Waste Round Up

Date: To be determined.
Time: To be determined.
Location: To be determined.

Morinville and Sturgeon County are partnering up to host an annual Household Hazardous Waste Round Up. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the event to rid your homes of hazardous materials requiring special handling, disposing of them in an environmentally friendly manner. Hazardous Waste includes products that are corrosive, flammable, explosive, toxic or poisonous. This event is free of charge and will divert hazardous substances from the landfill site. For safety purposes and identification please keep all materials in their original containers. If the container is cracked or broken, place it in a leak-proof package and label it. Download a list of Household Hazardous Waste Disposable Items accepted at the Round Up. Please contact Public Works for more information 780-939-2590.

If residents are unable to attend the event they can visit one of the three Eco Stations in Edmonton, which accept all items collected at the Town’s Household Hazardous Waste Round Up and more. Visit the City of Edmonton’s Eco Station webpage for more information and hours of operation.

Click  here for a list of items that are accepted.

Christmas Tree Collection

From Boxing Day until the middle of January, Public Works staff will monitor the boulevards for discarded trees. All tinsel, decorations, and plastic bags must be removed from the tree prior to collection. Place trees lying flat on the ground (not planted in the snowbank) near the curb ensuring sidewalks are not blocked.

Waste Collection Calendar 2017

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