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Curbside collection of large debris to start May 4

Last Updated May 4, 2020 at 5:31 pm MDT

PHOTO. Jubilee Centre. Sarah Anderson. REPORTER.

Collection of large debris in flood-affected areas will start May 4.

The debris should be separated into three different piles:

  • Appliances and scrap metal
    • if fridges or freezers contain food, secure with tape
  • household hazardous waste and electronics
    • small items should be in containers to prevent spills
  • furnishing and other waste


Tires, asphalt, concrete, soil, mature trees, blown-in or loose insulation can all be taken to the landfill as they won’t be collected curbside.

If you have an abundance of small items call the Pulse line at 780-743-7000 to have a Bagster delivered to your home.

Be sure to contact your insurance provider before throwing out your fridge or freezer.

If you have ammunition or explosives, they can be disposed of safely by contacting RCMP at 780-788-4040.

The RMWB extended hours at the Fort McMurray Regional Landfill.

Starting May 5, the centre opens from 7:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. seven days a week.

Those hours will remain in effect until further notice.

The Municipality recommended residents segregate and tarps their loads before arriving at the landfill.

Segregating or grouping similar items together will reduce waiting and offloading times for other users.

Residents must also secure loads when transporting them over public land.

A specialist must handle asbestos and dispose of it in an approved landfill.

The RMWB landfill is not approved to accept asbestos.

More information on recovery efforts in the RMWB are available on the Municipality’s website.