Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot

The Recycling 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.

Location

The Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot is located beside the Public Works building at 7 Chevigny Street.

Additional Information

Hours of Operation

Monday and Statutory HolidaysClosed
Tuesday10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Guidelines for Visiting the Recycling 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

What can I bring to the Recycling Depot?

Extra Garbage


Bag tags for the "extra garbage" tag program at the Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot are required. These tags can be purchased for $2.25 each at Servus Place or St. Albert Place. Tags with an expiry date are not accepted.

Please note: garbage bags can weigh a maximum of 50 pounds and can be a maximum size of 76 centimetres by 86 centimetres (30 inches by 34 inches). No large items, construction, or demolition materials accepted.

Recyclables

Please keep paper products separate according to bins at the Recycling Depot.

Acceptable
check markBooks (hard and soft cover)
check markBoxboard
(cereal boxes, packaging, etc.)
check markCorrugated cardboard
check markCatalogues, magazines
check markClear glass jars and containers
check markFood cans and tins
check markNewspapers and flyers
check markPaper waste
check markStyrofoam blocks from
electronics, appliances,
or furniture
Unacceptable Paper Waste
x markWet or soiled paper products* 
x markSoiled pizza boxes*
 

*These items can go in the 
Green Organics Cart

Electronics

Types of electronics that are accepted or not accepted at the Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot.

Acceptable
check markTelevisions
check markComputers, monitors, towers
and accessories
(keyboards, mouse, etc.)
check markCell phones, telephones,
answering machines
check markRadios, CD players,
mp3 players, speakers
check markCables and wires
check markPrinters, photocopies,
scanners
check markLaptops, tablets and
accessories
check markMicrowaves
check markVHS, DVD,
BluRay players
check markSmall appliances such as
a blender, coffee maker,
hand mixer, etc.
Unacceptable
x markLarge appliances
(e.g. stove, fridge, etc. See
Seasonal Waste Programs 
for options)

Tires

The Depot accepts passenger vehicle and bicycle tires as well as the rims. The following can be dropped off:

  • Car, light/medium truck tires - rim diameter up to 19.5"
  • Off-the-road tires - rim diameter up to 39"
  • Bicycle tires

Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste includes products that are:

  • Corrosive - Can eat away at surfaces, including skin (Examples: Batteries, drain cleaners and oven cleaners)
  • Flammable - Burn or ignite easily (Examples: Paints, oils and barbeque starters)
  • Explosive - Can explode when mixed with other chemicals or react under pressure or heat (Examples: Aerosol cans)
  • Toxic/Poisonous - Can be poisonous or lethal to living organisms, even in small quantities (Examples: Bleach, cleaning fluids and pesticides)

For a complete list visit our Household Hazardous Waste page

Styrofoam Recycling

Styrofoam blocks must be empty, clean, and dry to be accepted.

Acceptable Styrofoam
Acceptable
check markWhite Styrofoam Packaging ONLY
check markStyrofoam blocks from electronics, appliances or furniture
Unacceptable Styrofoam
Unacceptable
x symbolSoiled or dirty packaging
x symbolStyrofoam cups or plates
x symbolColoured Styrofoam
x symbolPacking peanuts
x symbolFood take out containers
x symbolMeat trays
x symbolTape, staples, contaminants

Clothes and Textiles

The following textiles items will be accepted in the textiles donation bin provided by Goodwill Alberta:

Acceptable
check markClothing
check markJackets, overcoats
check markFootwear (including single shoes)
check markTowels, linens, washcloths
check markBlankets, bedding, sheets
check markDrapery, curtains
check markSleeping bags
check markBackpacks, purses, and luggage
check markFabrics
check markNew undergarments and socks
check markHats, mittens, and scarves 
check markTents in box/ bags
check markReusable shopping bags, burlap sacks
Unacceptable
x markTorn, worn out, stained or scrap pieces of textiles (these go in the Brown Garbage Cart)

Diseased Branches

Dispose of diseased branches and elm wood at the Recycling Depot in the diseased branches bin (winter) or at the Compost Depot in the diseased branches pile (summer).

If placing diseased branches in your Brown Garbage Cart, please place in a sealed bag to prevent the spread of spores. Diseased branches cannot go in your Green Organics Cart. 

Please Note: Black knot diseased branches should be pruned in winter when fungus is dormant.

Additionally, to prevent Dutch elm disease, trees must also be pruned in winter months as stated in Bylaw #5-98, which makes it illegal to prune elms between April 1 and September 30 without expressed written permission from the City. Do not keep pruned branches for firewood to prevent beetles from establishing in the region.

Learn more about common Tree Diseases such as black knot and Dutch elm disease to discover proper pruning times and disposal tips. 

Not Accepted Material

The City of St. Albert does not accept the following items:

x markConstruction, renovation, and demolition waste
x markLarge items (Appliances, mattresses, couches)
x markPaint brushes, rags or rollers
x markBiomedical waste
x markItems containing freon (refrigerators, air conditioning units)
x markCeramics
x markPlate glass/Pyrex
x markExpired medications
x markPressurized gases
x markExplosives
x markPropane tanks or canisters
x markFireworks
x markRadioactive waste
x markGasoline/diesel or any other
fuels or their containers
x markRubber
x markMunitions

The City of Edmonton's Eco Stations and Edmonton Waste Management Centre also accepts residential waste for disposal. For more information about acceptable items and fees, please visit the City of Edmonton's Waste Drop-off Facilities page.


 


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Last edited: January 24, 2023