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Waste Management

Did you know?

  • Recycling bins are in each hamlet for you to use at anytime. Please take advantage of them. Cardboard recycling bins are at the transfer sites.
  • Solar lights have been installed at the transfer sites for your safety.
  • The 'Take it or Leave it' buildings are set up at all manned transfer stations. Items places in 'Take it or Leave it' will be left there for two weeks and then disposed of.
  • Please tarp your loads on the way to the transfer stations! This keeps debris from blowing out during transport. Remember you can be fined for unsecure loads. Flying debris is not safe for you or others on the road.
  • Please remember that transfer stations can be closed due to weather and safety conditions if deemed necessary.
  • No verbal or physical abuse of any kind shall be tolerated by attendants or staff. Authorities will be contacted immediately.
  • Please empty fridges and freezers before dropping items off.
  • The transfer stations and regional landfills are only closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, and Easter Sunday. 


Transfer Station Schedules

Site Name Days Of Operation Summer Hours Winter Hours
Banana Belt Transfer Station
S.E. 11-73-W5
Wednesday & Sunday 10:00am to 7:00pm 11:00am to 6:00pm
Heart River Transfer Station
N.E. 31-76-17-W5
Wednesday & Sunday 10:00am to 7:00pm 11:00am to 6:00pm
Joussard Transfer Station
N.W. 33-73-13-W5
Wednesday & Sunday 10:00am to 7:00pm 11:00am to 6:00pm
High Prairie West & Gilwood Transfer Station
N.W. 24-74-18-W5M
Open 24 Hours
Enilda Transfer Station
S.E. 01-74-16-W5
Open 24 Hours
Faust & Kinuso Transfer Station
S.E. 07-73-10-W5M
Wednesday & Sunday 10:00am to 7:00pm 11:00am to 6:00pm
Grouard Transfer Station
Pt. N.E. 32-75-14-W5M
Wednesday & Sunday 10:00am to 7:00pm 11:00am to 6:00pm
Regional Landfill
N.W. 09-73-15-W5M
Monday, Thursday & Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm 10:00am to 5:00pm

The High Prairie & District Regional Solid Waste Management Authority (HPDRSWMA) was established in 1994 and provides waste management services for the entire Big Lakes County region.

The HPDRSWMA has four partnering members: the Town of High Prairie, Gift Lake and East Prairie Métis Settlements, and Big Lakes County as well as an associate member, the Town of Swan Hills.

The landfill is located at N.W. 09-73-15-W5M and is open Monday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with extended hours of operation available.