Staff at the Waste Management Facility will be screening for possible ACM. The most common ones are vermiculite insulation, blown-in insulation, and acoustic ceiling tiles. Please bring an MSDS, Product Label, or results from an accredited lab as proof as non-ACM. Not sure if it is ACM or has some ACM to dispose of? Contact the Environmental Manager at City Hall for information.
What goes where?
For an overview of garbage and recyclable materials and the recent changes to the recycling program, please visit the Waste Collection/Pickup section.
The following materials can be disposed of at different facilities in the City:
Light ballasts from florescent lights can be disposed of at the Waste Management Facility (let scale attendant know).
Drop off rechargeable batteries and tiny batteries (watch and hearing aid batteries) at City Hall, Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre, NationsWEST Field House or SARCAN (10020 Thatcher Ave) for proper disposal. Alkaline batteries are permitted in the regular garbage. Car batteries must be disposed of at the landfill.
Visit Call2Recycle for more drop-off locations: https://www.call2recycle.ca/locator/
Yard waste and compostable materials must be transported to the Waste Management Facility. There is no charge at the WMF for yard waste (grass clippings, leaves) and compostable material. However, trees and branches are not compostable materials; therefore, a fee will apply.
The City offers a Free Compost Collection Program/Leaves Pick Up Program in the fall of each year. Watch out City Calendar for dates of the program. Please place your bagged leaves, grass clippings and garden waste where you usually place your garbage bin for pickup (please leave on the property, not on the street). The free pickup of composting material will take place on the same days when Parking Restrictions are in place, during the week.
Please use only clear or translucent bags and bag only leaves, grass clippings and garden waste (plant tops, vines, vegetables). Bags that are filled with non-compostable material, including branches, will not be picked up.
Do you want to learn more about composting? Check out these 60-second videos:
These lightbulbs are accepted at City Hall in small quantities. There are containers in the entryway. Businesses that want to drop off large loads of fluorescent bulbs can take them to the Waste Management Facility. Four bulbs per week are accepted for free at the Waste Management Facility, a fee will be applied for any additional bulbs brought in by that business/resident that week. The bulbs must be secured or in a box. Broken bulbs will be accepted if they are in a sealed container.
Place the glass in the garbage bin or transport it to the glass depot at the Waste Management Facility. There is no charge at the WMF for glass as it will be broken down and utilized as landfill cover.
The City of North Battleford hosts two Household Hazardous Waste Days (HHWD) per year.
During the HHWD residents can drop off hazardous materials free of charge.
Date: TBD 2022
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Public Works Shop at 11112-6th Avenue
Google Maps directions, CLICK HERE
Click on the Household Hazardous Waste tab in our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.
The Waste Management Facility does not accept 5-gallon water jugs as they are not accepted by our recycling service provider.
A new bin for recycling home cooking oil and grease is now available for residents at the Waste Management Facility. This bin is a pilot project and, if it is a successful project, it could become a permanent feature at the WMF.
Residents can drop off their home cooking oil and grease for free. All you have to do is inform the scale house attendant that you have cooking oil or grease to drop off and, they will direct you to the bin.
Never drain fats, cooking oils and/or grease (FOGs) down the drain. These FOGs will congeal and cause a blockage in the sewer line that will cause a costly and possibly damaging sewer backup.