News & Updates

Saturday February 6th Transfer site closure. & Notice of cold weather service changes

February 8, 2021

As Provided by our Cold Weather Policy, the transfer sites in Forestburg, Daysland, Hardisty and Alliance were not opened on Saturday Feb 06 due to extreme cold and danger to staff working alone in such weather. We apologize for any inconvenience to members of the public and expect to be open with regular hours for the remainder of this week.

During the current seasonal cold snap, Flagstaff Waste is modifying service to protect staff working alone, and to reduce damage to equipment. Today and most of this week, we anticipate delayed starts for curbside and front-end bin collection until daytime temperatures are above -32C. Again, we apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.

Family day Long weekend!

February 2, 2021

Here’s our upcoming Residential curbside pickup long weekend schedule! Regular Transfer Station and Landfill hours will be in effect on Saturday Feb 13th. For our Routed bin customers, we plan to have monday the 15th routes Done on tuesday Feb 16th, with one Tuesday route being pushed to Wednesday. Have a great long weekend from all of Flagstaff Waste!

We Now Accept Twine for the Cleanfarms Recycling Program.

November 24, 2020

Flagstaff Waste Management has teamed up with cleanfarms to provide a Drop Off location for your Twine.

Click Here For More information at the Cleanfarms website


Recycle your Grain Bags with Flagstaff Waste!

October 29, 2020

Flagstaff Waste Management has teamed up with cleanfarms to provide a Drop Off location for your grain bags.

For More info, please visit the cleanfarms website


Exciting News!!! The Electronics Recycling Program has been Expanded!!!

September 10, 2020

The electronics recycling program has been granted a 2 years Pilot Expansion. During this Pilot, a HUGE increase of accepted electronics will be taken in! The goal is to collect a wide range of electronics and get an overview of the volume, types of waste, and the viability of recycling. We ask that everyone make an effort to separate any electronic items from their regular garbage. these include “anything with a cord or a battery” with some exceptions. For more information Click the link below!

Click Here!

Flagstaff Waste Management’s Policy Regarding Covid-19

March 17, 2020

Currently the Coronavirus event is recognized as a global epidemic, and precautions are being taken around the world to slow the spread of the disease, especially through community contact (i.e. person to person transmission). As the epidemic evolves and the spread of the disease increases, we fully expect our response to it will also evolve. Currently, we will implement the following procedures immediately:

• Cleanliness/hygiene. The first line of defense against the spread of coronavirus is preventing the spread of pathogens. We will increase our efforts in this regard by regular cleaning of doorknobs and handles, scale controls, computers keyboards, cell phones, truck doors and controls, etc. The scale house will have a solution of bleach water available to all staff for regular cleaning of these common surfaces. Staff are reminded to wash hands regularly, use hand sanitizer often, and avoid personal contact with the public. Wearing gloves can prevent direct contact with pathogens. Burro operators and transfer site operators should accept bagged waste only.
• Daily Routine. We have modified our daily routine as follows:
o Gates open at 7:30 for staff and staff are discouraged from arriving early to socialize. Until this crisis is over, our goal is to minimize social contact.
o Daily work assignments will be provided for each operator individually.
o Each operator will proceed to his unit to complete daily inspections, then immediately start his daily assignment.
o We will no longer conduct morning safety meetings every day, rather we will only call them as needed.
o End of Day – when the assigned task(s) for the day are complete, the operator is expected to ready his equipment for the next day (greasing, oil change, car wash) and then go home. Loitering at work and socializing are discouraged.
• Social Distancing: We are ensuring that staff not congregate during the day for coffee breaks, lunch and end of day socializing. When more than one staff are in the same space, we recommend maintaining a personal distance of no less than 2 meters distance from each other. We advise against carpooling to work.
• Public Access: There is no need for the general public to enter the scale house. The scale operator to greet all customers on the scale, determine what is in the load and collect money, all while the customer remains in the vehicle. Children and pets must remain inside vehicles and staff will maintain social distancing with the public.
• Symptoms: Staff are advised to be aware of the symptoms of coronavirus and are asked to self-isolate should they develop said symptoms. Normal standards for self-isolation is 14 days.

We consider our service to be an essential service for the community and will do everything we can to maintain that service. Should we develop staffing issues which limit our ability to deliver these services, we will work with municipalities to provide alternatives to residents.
Yours Sincerely,

Murray Hampshire, Manager
Flagstaff Waste

Useful links!!!

Government of Alberta Information:

Covid-19 self-assessment:

Alberta Government’s announcement on New Public Health Restrictions regarding public events.

Government of Canada’s Planning Ahead Information Sheet.

Government of Canada’s community-based measures to mitigate the spread of coronavirus

Transfer Sites

January 14, 2020

No change in service at Transer Sites currently. if you have any concerns please contact our main office at (780)384-3950. The main landfill site located NE of Sedgewick will be open for regular hours of operations.

New Recycle Program Posters

April 9, 2019

Here are the Recycle Bin Posters available to be printed off and set up at your home recycle center! Click each link for it’s poster.

Cardboard & Boardboard Recycle Poster

Office Paper Recycle Poster

Newsprint Recycle Poster

Tin Recycle Poster