In response to COVID-19, the Recycling Depots may be reducing their hours and services. Please contact your Recycling Depot to confirm their hours of operation prior to dropping off your electronics, paint, tires or used oil materials. Ensure social distancing best practice when visiting a depot. Thank you and stay safe!

Collection Site Awards

Since 2008, Alberta Recycling has been recognizing the work of registered electronics, paint and tire collection sites through the Collection Site Awards of Excellence.

Alberta Recycling’s Field Services Inspector conducts annual inspections of all registered electronics, paint, tire and used oil materials collection sites. These inspections help ensure sites meet Program requirements and also enable Alberta Recycling to select the award winners.


– About the Awards –

Three awards are issued annually based on population served:


Under 5,000


5,000 - 25,000


Over 25,000

Congratulations to this year's winners...

Provost Regional Landfill


2019 Small Category

managed by MD #52 Waste Management Authority

Vegreville Sanitary Landfill

2019 Medium Category

staffed by Vegreville Materials Recovery Facility

Medicine Hat Waste Management Facility


2019 Large Category

managed by the City of Medicine Hat

Summary of what it takes to win

Make sure your sites are registered with the Electronics, Paint, Tire and Used Oil Materials Recycling Programs. See Municipal Collection Site Registration Application.

Install the Program signage provided by Alberta Recycling

Ensure safe and proper handling of Program material

Ensure secure storage of Program material to prevent theft, scavenging and vandalism

Be convenient and accessible to the public

Perform unit counts of electronics

Keep eligible and ineligible materials stored separately

Maximize the capacity of paint bins

Prevent spills and groundwater contamination at used oil materials collection sites

Regularly submit the Electronics and Paint Municipal Collection Funding Request reports

Keep the site neat and orderly

See Municipal Collection Site Requirements for more information