Waste Disposal Transfer Stations

The following is a  summary of operating hours for Starland County Transfer Station Sites.  These sites are located around Starland County and act as storage and weigh points before waste can be shipped to the Drumheller and District Regional Landfill.  All sites will be opened on all scheduled days, unless the scheduled day falls on a statutory holiday day.

Please note Holiday Schedule changes by clicking on the following link

Holiday Waste Transfer Site Hours

CRAIGMYLE TRANSFER STATION  (Located in the S.E. ¼ 20-31-16 W.4 M.)
Thursdays - Year Round:  1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
3rd Saturday of the Month:  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 
MICHICHI TRANSFER STATION (Located in the N.W. ¼ 19-30-18 W.4 M.)
Tuesday - Year Round:  1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
1st Saturday of the Month:  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 
MUNSON TRANSFER STATION (Located in the S.W. ¼ 10-30-20 W.4 M.)
Wednesdays April 1st – September 30th:  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesdays October 1st  – March 31st:  4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday – Year Round:  10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

RUMSEY TRANSFER STATION (Located in the S.W. ¼ 24-33-21 W.4 M.)
Wednesday - Year Round:  1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
2nd Saturday of the Month:  10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 
DRUMHELLER SANITARY LANDFILL SITE
Summer Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday:  8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Statutory Holidays:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays and July 1st:  Closed
Winter Hours
Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays and  Statutory Holidays:  Closed

A complete list of tipping fees and disposal policies for the Drumheller and District Regional Landfill can be found here.

CHEMICAL CONTAINER DISPOSAL

Ratepayers can dispose of Chemical containers at two locations in Starland County .  Registered Pesticide Disposal centers are located at the Michichi Transfer Station site, and the Rumsey Transfer Station site.  Plastic or metal chemical containers can be disposed of at these two locations.

The canisters must have a label, and must be empty (preferably triple rinsed).  The boxes must be emptied into the regular transitor bins, along with any dividers or other non-container items.

Each Transfer Station site where a Chemical Container site is located is equipped with groundwater monitoring wells.  Alberta Environment and Starland County will regularly monitor these wells to ensure that no groundwater contamination occurs at these sites.

DISPOSAL OF HEAVY APPLIANCES

Heavy appliances like fridges, stoves, freezers and air conditioning units will not be accepted at the Transfer Station Sites, and must be hauled to the Drumheller Sanitary Landfill for disposal.  Drumheller charges for the disposal of these items, but individuals don’t have to have the freon removed prior to disposal.  

DISPOSAL OF TIRES

Tires cannot be stored or disposed of at the Transfer Station sites.  Stockpiles of tires represent a potential burning hazard, and must therefore be hauled to the Drumheller Sanitary Landfill for disposal.    

More information on Alberta's Tire Recycling Program can be found here.

DISPOSAL OF OTHER ITEMS

Items that might interfere with the unloading process and require special attention are:

Mattresses - Should be folded and tied
Binder twine - Should be in a closed bag
Wire – Must be rolled and enclosed in a box
Engines and Motors - Should not be accepted
Wood - Not longer than 4 foot lengths.  

SECURED LOADS

If you are transporting wastes to a Transfer Site or the Drumheller Sanitary Landfill site, please help us to reduce litter by securing your load.  Additional fees at the Drumheller Sanitary Landfill site will be charged for unsecured loads.  Littering fines can be levied for any unsecured load or littering on public highways.

NON-ACCEPTABLE ITEMS FOR THE TRANSFER STATIONS

The following items have been identified by the Drumheller and District Solid Waste Management Association as not being acceptable items for the Waste Transfer Stations:

  1. Animal Carcasses
  2. Hazardous Chemicals (Paints or Oil)
  3. Flammables
  4. Sewage or Sludge from Lagoons
  5. Wire or Cable
  6. Appliances (Fridges, Freezers or Air Conditioning Units)
  7. Demolition Waste (Smaller lumber in 3 - 4 foot lengths are acceptable)
  8. Concrete
  9. Car Bodies
  10. Industrial Waste
  11. Bio-medical Waste
  12. Tires
  13. Shingles
  14. Gravel / Rocks
  15. No Oilfield Waste
  16. No Grain Products (No Combustible products)
  17. Propane Tanks
  18. Batteries

Remember the Transfer Stations are primarily designed for Household Wastes.

BURNING BARREL GUIDELINES

The disposal of burning barrels and their contents are no longer accepted in the transfer stations.  The Drumheller and District Solid Waste Association will not accept burn barrels or their loose contents for disposal at any of the Waste Transfer Stations.  The burned material in burning barrels must be extinguished with no hot embers present, and must be contained in either a bag or box prior to disposal at the Waste Transfer Stations.

The Association had experienced a number of fires due to burning barrels being dumped at the transfer stations.  When exposed to air, the embers have the ability to ignite the load.  In an effort to keep the fires from damaging the containers or the transport trailers, the Association has implemented this new policy.

All Transfer Stations have a fire extinguisher on site.  The Public Works Department of Starland County will ensure that all fire extinguishers are checked annually.  If possible, Transfer Station attendants should have access to a cellular telephone for emergencies.

TOXIC WASTE ROUND-UP

The County will annually coordinate a Toxic Waste Round-up with the Drumheller and District Solid Waste Management Association.  The Round-up will be alternated between the communities of Delia and Morrin and will be advertised on this site.  Wastes in the following categories can be delivered to the specified location:

Corrosives:  Rust removers, waste acids, batteries (car or household), and household cleaners
Flammables:  Oil based paints, de-greasers, solvents, wood preservatives and gasoline
Poisons:  Outdated drugs, ant, rodent, weed killers, photographic chemicals, antifreeze
Re-actives:  Waste bleaches, any unidentified chemicals, aerosols

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED AT A TOXIC WASTE ROUND-UP

Commercial toxic wastes, bio-medical wastes, radioactive materials, ammunition, dynamite, gun powder, pressurized refrigerants, or propane tanks over 20 lbs. are items not accepted at a Toxic Waste Roundup.


Updated 3 years ago on Dec 11th, 2015