The Compost Depot is now open for the season.
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).
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
|Branches||Pumpkins and jack o'-lanterns|
|Diseased branches and trees||Shrubs|
|Grass clippings||Wood chips|
|Hay, leaves and straw|
The Compost Depot does NOT accept the following material:
|Vegetable and fruit scraps||Animal feces|
|Fish, poultry, bones||Wood, lumber or any construction materials|
|Fats, greases or oils||Ashes, charcoal|
|Coffee grounds, tea bags, bread scraps||Non-organic materials (such as plastic bags)|
|Dairy products||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.
Last edited: April 21, 2021