Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot

May 16, 2023: Compost is now available for pickup on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.


The Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot is located beside the Public Operations 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.


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

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


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

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,
check markLaptops, tablets and
check markMicrowaves
check markVHS, DVD,
BluRay players
check markSmall appliances such as
a blender, coffee maker,
hand mixer, etc.
x markLarge appliances
(e.g. stove, fridge, etc. See
Seasonal Waste Programs 
for options)


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

collection of acceptable styrofoam items
check mark#4 Semi-flexible foam (white or coloured)
check mark#4 Electronic foam padding
check mark#5 Block packaging (white or coloured)
check mark#6 Meat trays
check mark#6 White block Styrofoam
collection of unacceptable styrofoam items
x markDirty or soiled packaging
x markStyrofoam food take out containers, cups or plates
x markPacking peanuts
x mark#7 Other
x markMemory foam

Learn more: Styrofoam Recycling 101

Clothes and Textiles

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

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
x markTorn, worn out, stained or scrap pieces of textiles (these go in the Brown Garbage Cart)

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: May 16, 2023