Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot

The City of St. Albert operates year-round Recycling Depot for residents to drop-off household waste in a convenient and environmentally-friendly way. Please follow all signage and dispose of plastic bags and other garbage at the provided waste receptacles.

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 Works building at:

7 Chevigny Street
St. Albert, AB
T8N 5A3

See the Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot Brochure - Effective February 2020

Hours of Operation

Monday and Statutory Holidays Closed
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

What can I bring to the Recycling Depot?

Extra Garbage

As of August 4, 2020, bag tags for the Extra Garbage Tag program at the Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot will be required. These tags can be purchased for $2.25 each at Servus Place, Fountain Park Recreation Centre or St. Albert Place.

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 mark Books (hard and soft cover)
check mark Boxboard
(cereal boxes, packaging, etc.)
check mark Corrugated cardboard
check mark Catalogues, magazines
check mark Clear glass jars and containers
check mark Food cans and tins
check mark Newspapers and flyers
check mark Paper waste
check mark Styrofoam blocks from
electronics, appliances,
or furniture
Unacceptable Paper Waste
x mark Wet or soiled paper products* 
x mark Soiled pizza boxes*
x mark Shredded paper* 

*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 mark Televisions
check mark Computers, monitors, towers
and accessories
(keyboards, mouse, etc.)
check mark Cell phones, telephones,
answering machines
check mark Radios, CD players,
mp3 players, speakers
check mark Cables and wires
check mark Printers, photocopies,
check mark Laptops, tablets and
check mark Microwaves
check mark VHS, DVD,
BluRay players
check mark Small appliances such as
a blender, coffee maker,
hand mixer, etc.
x mark Large 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

As of July 1, 2019, the City of St. Albert is accepting Styrofoam recyclables at the Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot.

This project follows St. Albert’s goals of being a green and environmentally responsible community. City Council has been studying best practices and potential ways of optimizing waste diversion and reduction with the goal of making our community greener and more environmentally responsible.

Residents will be able to drop off clean styrofoam blocks from electronics, appliances or furniture for recycling at the Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot. Only clean, white packing blocks from electronics, appliances or furniture will be accepted.

Tips for Recycling Styrofoam

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

Acceptable Styrofoam
check mark White Styrofoam Packaging
check mark Styrofoam blocks from
electronics, appliances
or furniture
Unacceptable Styrofoam
x symbol Soiled or dirty packaging
x symbol Styrofoam cups or plates
x symbol Coloured Styrofoam
x symbol Packing peanuts
x symbol Food take out containers
x symbol Meat trays
x symbol Tape, staples, contaminants

Not Accepted Material

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

x mark Appliances
x mark Paint brushes, rags or rollers
x mark Biomedical waste
x mark Plastics
x mark Ceramics
x mark Plate glass/Pyrex
x mark Expired medications
x mark Pressurized gases
x mark Explosives
x mark Propane tanks or canisters
x mark Fireworks
x mark Radioactive waste
x mark Gasoline/diesel or any other
fuels or their containers
x mark Rubber
x mark Munitions

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: September 9, 2020