Compost Depot

The Compost Depot is now open for the season.

Sod and dirt are not accepted. To dispose of sod or dirt, which is garbage, visit a City of Edmonton facility or place small volumes in your Brown Garbage Cart.

The City of St. Albert operates a seasonal Compost Depot for residents to drop-off yard waste. Exact opening and closing days are weather dependent

The Compost Depot is open to residents of St. Albert only; proof of residency may be required. Non-residents and commercial vehicles will be turned away by on-site staff.


The City of St. Albert's Compost Depot is located on Villeneuve Road (between Ray Gibbon Drive and Hogan Road).

Additional Information

Hours of Operation

Monday and Statutory Holidays Closed
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Acceptable vs. Unacceptable List


check mark  Branches check mark  Pumpkins and jack o'-lanterns
check mark  Diseased branches and trees check mark  Shrubs
check mark  Flowers check mark  Yard waste
check mark  Grass clippings check mark  Wood chips
check mark  Hay, leaves and straw  


The Compost Depot does NOT accept the following material:

xmark  Vegetable and fruit scraps xmark  Animal feces
xmark  Fish, poultry, bones xmark  Wood, lumber or any construction materials
xmark  Fats, greases or oils xmark  Ashes, charcoal
xmark  Coffee grounds, tea bags, bread scraps xmark  Non-organic materials (such as plastic bags)
xmark  Dairy products xmark Sod and dirt*

Many of the items above are accepted in the Green Organics Cart. For more information, please visit the Green Organics Cart section.

*Small quantities of sod and dirt can go in the Brown Garbage Cart. Carts exceeding 200 lbs will not be collected.

Guidelines for Visiting the Compost Depot

  • Due to traffic and large equipment on site, please keep pets and small children in your vehicle for everyone's safety
  • Follow all posted signage
  • Dispose of plastic bags and other garbage at the provided waste receptacles


  • City staff are not permitted to help residents unload material
  • Maintain 2 m distance from others
  • Consider visiting during non-peak hours.

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Last edited: April 21, 2021