Transfer Stations & Recycling

The County operates nine (9) waste transfer stations, and is a member of the
West Dried Meat Lake Landfill. West Dried Meat Lake Landfill is not a County run facility and fees will apply.

The gates at the transfer stations are locked during non-operational hours.  Leaving waste and recyclables outside the locked gates is strictly prohibited.

The transfer stations use a bin/ramp system where all items have to be hand-bombed into the bins.  There is no accommodation for hoist dumping. A variety of recycling options are available at the transfer stations.

Acceptable Items and Recycling Options
ALL household garbage must be bagged.

The following wastes are not accepted at the waste transfer stations:

ammunition • animal carcasses, hides or animal parts • automobiles • automobile batteries • hazardous & bio-hazardous waste • campers, RV’s & boats; compost • concrete, concrete blocks and rocks • dynamite • liquid waste including pesticides • antifreeze •camping fuel or other flammable liquids • sewage •any toxic liquid •  poisons; seeds or grains • toxic weeds • tree stumps.


Hours of Operation


Transfer Station Schedule
ALL transfer stations are closed for statutory holidays.  Watch the website and Pipestone Flyer newspaper for Christmas scheduled hours.



Transfer Station User Cards


  • Transfer station cards are required by all users entering any of the County transfer stations. Persons who are not County ratepayers do not have access to the transfer stations.
  • Transfer station user cards will be mailed to all County ratepayers each year in July. The user card expires on August 31 of the following year.
  • Any County ratepayer requiring a new/additional card for family members or renters can obtain these by contacting the Utility Clerk. User Card Applications can be completed online or printed and returned to the Utility Clerk by email, mail or drop off.  

Ratepayers disposing of any items noted under the Waste Disposal Fees in the Solid Waste Management Policy 40.3.1, will be required to sign an Agreement for Transfer Station Charges at the transfer station. Ratepayers are ultimately responsible for their renter’s charges if payment is forfeited.  NO MONEY is accepted at the transfer stations; charges are invoiced monthly.

Summer Village Residents (Argentia Beach, Crystal Springs, Poplar Bay, Silver Beach)

Argentia Beach & Silver Beach residents have access only to the Mulhurst Bay transfer station. 

Crystal Springs & Poplar Bay residents have access only to the Lakedell transfer station. 

Residents must present the user card issued by the Summer Village office to the transfer station attendant. New & replacement cards will be issued by the Summer Village (780-586-2494). Residents disposing of any items noted under Waste Disposal Fees in the 
Solid Waste Management Policy 40.3.1, will be required to sign an Agreement for Transfer Station Charges at the transfer station.  

Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach Residents
Ma-me-o Beach residents have access only to the Lakedell transfer station.  A bin has been designated at the Lakedell transfer station for Ma-Me-O residents. Residents must present the user card to the transfer station attendant issued by the Summer Village office.  New & replacement cards will be issued by the Summer Village (780-586-2494). 

Town of Millet Residents
Town of Millet residents have access only to the East Millet transfer station.  A $20 charge applies to each standard pick-up truck box, or portion thereof; $10 per mattress.  Mattresses must be on a separate voucher.  Vouchers must be presented to the transfer station attendant and can be purchased at the Town of Millet administration office or Rexall Drug Store in Millet (cash only at drug store).


Disposal Fees


Disposal fees are charged for certain items, as outlined in the Solid Waste Management Policy 40.3.1.