Fort Mcmurray Garbage Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Fort Mcmurray garbage pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Fort Mcmurray is in Alberta with Red Deer and Prince George to the southwest, Edmonton and Medicine Hat to the south, Saskatoon to the southeast.

If there’s a change to your normal garbage collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Fort Mcmurray Garbage Collection Calendar 2023

For normal garbage collections schedules, visit

Garbage Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

No change to curbside garbage and recycling collection
This year, there will be no interruption to regular curbside collection service. Please continue to place your bins at the curb by 7:30 a.m. on your regularly scheduled collection day throughout the holiday season. 

For more information, visit

Fort Mcmurray Garbage Collection Map

Fort Mcmurray Garbage Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: for find the collection day for your bulk waste.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

The program allows residents to schedule curb-side pickup of the following items:

  • Sofas / couches
  • Love seats / chairs
  • Mattresses* / box springs*
  • Exercise Equipment (treadmill, elliptical) 
  • Metal frame bed
  • Dressers
  • Stoves
  • Dishwashers
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Large televisions (24-inch tube or 27 inches and larger)
  • Refrigerators / air conditioners / water coolers**
  • Freezers**
  • Tables – kitchen / dining room
  • Desk – office / computer

* A fee of $28.00 will be charged for mattresses and box springs. 

** A fee of $46.00 will be charged for refrigerant gas removal on CFC-containing appliances. Removal is required as it is classified as a hazardous waste and needs to be contained so it does not contribute to the destruction of the ozone layer. Only a certified technician can remove the refrigerant gases. Any unit that has refrigerant gas removed prior to pick up needs a certificate from the specialist who removed the refrigerant.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

BBQs and live ammunition are not accepted in the Heavy Item Pickup program.

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Fort Mcmurray and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Fort Mcmurray?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

What day is garbage pickup?

To find garbage pickup on your street visit:

What time does garbage collection start?

Garbage collection starts at 7:30 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Fort Mcmurray Public Works Department?

9909 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 2K4

T. 780-743-7000

Toll Free 1-800-973-9663


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