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Waste and Recycle Collection

Waste and Recycle Collection

Thorhild County provides the Hamlets of Egremont, Newbrook, Thorhild and Radway with waste collection and blue bag recycling.  Black waste carts are provided for weekly waste collection on Fridays.  Blue bag recycling is every second week on Fridays.  This service is provided by Integrity Waste Solutions Inc.

Curbside Collection Requirements

  • Waste collection and blue bag recycling is to be placed out by 7:00 a.m.
  • Place cart on level ground with cart wheels against the curb
  • Front of cart must face towards the street or avenue
  • Ensure there is at least one metre of space between the cart/blue bags and vehicles or structures
  • Lids must be fully closed
  • Waste located outside of the cart will not be collected

2024 Collection Schedule

All 2024 waste and recycle collections dates are available on the 2024 Collection Schedule.

Unsure what goes in the black waste cart and the blue bag recycling?  Refer to the detailed sorting list. 


To report a broken or damage cart or missed collection you can contact.
Phone:  780-398-3741 ext. 2811
Contact the Utilities Department for information on waste and recycling.  780-398-3741 ext. 2811  email

Transfer Stations

Transfer Stations operate on a bin system for household waste and recyclables for County residents. Refer to the detailed sorting list for recycling at the Transfer Stations.  

Thorhild County Identification Cards

Thorhild County Identification Cards are required to access Thorhild and Long Lake Transfer Stations and Waste of Management Canada -Thorhild Landfill for all household waste.  You will be required to show your card to the transfer station attendants.

Transfer Stations are located at

Thorhild Transfer Station
60026 RR 214 (N1/2 of NE 5 60 21 W4M)
1 mile east of Thorhild from the Hwy 18 & 827 Junction, then north ¾ mile.
Open Wednesdays & Saturdays. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Long Lake Transfer Station
SW 9 63 19 W4M
½ mile west of Hwy 831 at Long Lake corner, then ¼ mile south. 
Open Thursdays & Sundays from April 1 to October 31. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Sundays only between November 1 and March 31. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tipping Charges will apply to:

  • Non-residential users
  • Residential users who do not present their Thorhild County issued Identification Card

$2.00 per bag to a maximum of $20.00 per load (half ton truck/single axel trailer; a “unit”)

Any appliance such as a freezer, fridge, air conditioning units, etc. that has not had the freon removed and appropriate label attached identifying the freon was removed, will be charged $20.00 per item.

There is also a Take and Leave, to leave clean gently used items.

Waste Management of Canada – Thorhild Landfill

Located at 61308 Hwy 63

There is a Transfer Station located at the site for use by County residents. The Public Drop Off Fact Sheet provides details about public business hours and types of items accepted. 

All bulk waste shipments delivered to the Waste Management of Canada Thorhild Landfill working face will be subject to a tipping fee.

If you wish to view the 2020 Annual Landfill Operation Report provided by Waste Management of Canada, please contact the office at 780-398-3741 to make arrangemnts for viewing.  This report is a 2 volume report that is too large to upload.

Waste Management Of Canada - Thorhild Landfill Current Odour Monitoring Report 

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Contact Thorhild County

 Telephone: 780-398-3741 
 Toll Free: 1-877-398-3777
 Fax: 780-398-3748
 Email:Thorhild County

  801 - 1st Street
Box 10 Thorhild, AB T0A 3J0

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