Rural Recycling

Lacombe County & urban municipalities working together to protect our environment

Eagles Quay Trail Lacombe County and the towns of Lacombe, Bentley and Eckville, along with the Summer Village of Gull Lake have signed agreements that allows for county residents to drop off recyclable materials at the urban facilities. In turn, the county has agreed to help fund a portion of the recycling operation in the towns and villages.

The spirit of cooperation between the urban centres and Lacombe County is just another example of these municipalities working together for the benefit of all area residents. The partnership also allows for the elimination of duplication of facilities and manpower and a consolidation of services. 

All Lacombe County residents are encouraged to take advantage of the recycling services provided in these urban centres and help reduce the waste being hauled to the landfill.

There are five recycling centres located throughout Lacombe County:

  1. Town of Lacombe
  2. Town of Bentley
  3. Town of Eckville
  4. Summer Village of Gull Lake
  5. Alix/Mirror Transfer Staton (1/2 mile south of Hwy 50 on Alix North Road)

Town of Lacombe
Drop off bins are located at Wolf Creek Drive, north of Highway 12 in Lacombe. The following materials are collected:

  • Corrugated cardboard and boxboard
  • Magazines
  • Office and mixed paper
  • Newspaper
  • Tin cans
  • HDPE # 2 plastics such as juice and bleach containers, or milk/water jugs

Town of Bentley
A recycling trailer is located at 5218 50th Street (behind Bentley's Arena/Curling Rink). The following materials are collected:

  • Cardboard, newspapers, magazines and other similar paper products
  • HDPE # 2 plastics such as juice and bleach containers, or milk/water jugs
  • Milk cartons
  • Tin cans

Town of Eckville
The Recycle Depot is located at the corner of 50 Avenue and 50 Street, south of the Credit Union. The Depot is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The following materials are collected:

  • Corrugated cardboard and box board, including cardboard boxes, cereal and food boxes (remove and discard liner), milk cartons (rinse and flatten), shoe boxes and brown paper bags and juice boxes.
  • Newspaper
  • HDPE # 2 plastics such as juice and bleach containers, or milk/water jugs
  • Tin cans and aluminium cans and containers
  • Glass bottles

Summer Village of Gull Lake
The following materials are collected:

  • Cardboard, newspapers, magazines and other similar paper products
  • HDPE # 2 plastics such as juice and bleach containers, or milk/water jugs 
  • Alix Mirror Transfer Station **NEW**
    Two recycling containers are provided at the transfer station located 1/2 mile south of Hwy 50 on Alix North Road. The following materials are collected:
    • Cardboard, newspapers, magazines and other similar paper products
    • Assorted plastic soft drink containers
    • #2 HDPE Natural & coloured plastic bottles, plastic containers, plastic pails
    • #3-7 Injection plastics (tetra packs & shrink wrap)
    • Tin/Metal/Aluminum/Steel

    Containers must be rinsed. Non-acceptable recycling are Styrofoam, wires and cables, glass and contaminated fibre.

      Recycling Steps:
    1. Rinse and remove caps, labels and lids from all glass items.
    2. Rinse and remove labels from all cans.
    3. Remove labels and loose lids from tin cans and dispose separately.
    4. Rinse, remove labels and caps and crush Code "2" plastic containers.
    5. All cardboard should be flatted, with metal staples / tape / waxed paper / plastic packing slip removed.

    What can't you recycle?

    • Aerosol containers
    • Motor oil containers
    • Foil containers
    • Ceramics
    • Hazardous waste
    • Styrofoam, including egg containers
    • Containers with food products inside  

    More Information

    For more information, contact the Operations department by phoning (403) 782-6601 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .