Transfer Stations & Landfills

Animal parts & carcasses

How to responsibly discard your animal parts and animal carcasses. 

The Municipal District of Taber has seen a significant increase in the improper disposal of animal parts and carcasses found on privately and publicly owned properties. From farm livestock to at-home wild game meat processing, improper disposal of animal parts and carcasses can threaten the health and safety of humans and wildlife.

Several environmental concerns include the prevention of disease transmission, such as Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), the protection of air and water quality, the prevention of unwanted scavengers, and keeping positive neighbour relations, who would otherwise deal with foul nuisances and unsightly premises.

Often municipal staff are unnecessarily burdened with the unpleasant job of properly discarding animal parts and carcasses safely. Improper disposal of animal parts and carcasses on private or public property (including ditches and municipal right-of-ways) can lead to fines for offenders.

For safe disposal, please deliver all animal parts and carcasses to the Town of Taber Waste Transfer Station and Landfill located 1/2 a kilometre west on Highway 864, where discarded animal carcasses will be buried and disposed of properly. For more information, contact the Town of Taber Landfill at 403-223-5569.

The Municipal District of Taber Waste Transfer Stations and Class III Landfills are intended to provide a means for residents to dispose of basic household and farmyard solid waste. The MD of Taber also holds agreements with the Town of Taber and the Town of Vauxhall to allow residents access to their Waste Transfer Stations and Landfills.

Choose a location for directions, hours, fees, and information on what materials each site accepts.

Learn more about our Recycling Program.

Farmers learn more about our Ag Recycling Program.


Location

  • NW 23-9-13W4  (6 kilometres south on Highway 877 and 1/2 a kilometre east on Township Road 9-4)

Hours

  • Monday from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Closed statutory holidays

Rates 

There are no applicable fees or restrictions on the frequency of waste disposal for residents utilizing the Grassy Lake Transfer Station and Landfill, however, all garbage materials must be separated before disposal in appropriately marked locations.

  • A designated burning pit exists for wood waste.
  • Household waste should be placed in the transfer station.
  • Plastics and cardboard products should be placed in the transfer station.
  • Chemical container areas are designated for used chemical containers.
  • Tire disposal areas are designated for used tires.
  • Metal recycling areas are designated for metals.
  • The facility does not accept contaminated soil or other contaminated wastes, oil, or oilfield sludge.
  • Concrete should be stockpiled for recycling purposes, and reduced to a maximum size of 18 by 24 feet with a maximum thickness of 12 feet.

Location

  • SE 36-13-14W4  (1.5 kilometres north on Highway 875)

Hours

  • Monday from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Closed statutory holidays

Rates 

There are no applicable fees or restrictions on the frequency of waste disposal for residents utilizing the Hays Transfer Station and Landfill, however, all garbage materials must be separated before disposal in appropriately marked locations.

  • A designated burning pit exists for wood waste.
  • Household waste should be placed in the transfer station.
  • Plastics and cardboard products should be placed in the transfer station.
  • Chemical container areas are designated for used chemical containers.
  • Tire disposal areas are designated for used tires.
  • Metal recycling areas are designated for metals.
  • The facility does not accept contaminated soil or other contaminated wastes, oil, or oilfield sludge.
  • Concrete should be stockpiled for recycling purposes, and reduced to a maximum size of 18 by 24 feet with a maximum thickness of 12 feet.

Location

  • (1/2 a kilometre east of Range Road 18-4)

Hours

  • Monday from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Closed statutory holidays

Rates 

There are no applicable fees or restrictions on the frequency of waste disposal for residents utilizing the Enchant Transfer Station and Landfill, however, all garbage materials must be separated before disposal in appropriately marked locations.

  • A designated burning pit exists for wood waste.
  • Household waste should be placed in the transfer station.
  • Plastics and cardboard products should be placed in the transfer station.
  • Chemical container areas are designated for used chemical containers.
  • Tire disposal areas are designated for used tires.
  • Metal recycling areas are designated for metals.
  • The facility does not accept contaminated soil or other contaminated wastes, oil, or oilfield sludge.
  • Concrete should be stockpiled for recycling purposes, and reduced to a maximum size of 18 by 24 feet with a maximum thickness of 12 feet.

Location

West of the Town of Taber boundary (1/2 a kilometre south and west of Taber Municipal Park on Highway 864). View map to Landfill.

Contact Scale House Operator: 403-223-5569

All garbage materials must be separated prior to disposal in appropriately marked locations.

Hours

  • Open Tuesday to Saturday – 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Closed Sunday, Monday and Statutory Holidays
  • PLEASE NOTE: In order to meet the 4:00 pm closing time, all loads must be across the scale before 3:45 pm to allow for off-loading.

Rates

The Town of Taber does not charge for basic household or farmyard waste materials. However, rates apply for the following:

Rates / Tonne or Load

ItemCost per Tonne
Mixed Solid Waste$135 per tonne
Construction and Demolition Debris$135 per tonne
Untreated/ Unpainted Wood$50 per tonne
Asphalt and Concrete$50 per tonne
Scrap Metal and White Goods (Appliances)no charge to drop off at site
Compostable Materialsno charge to drop off at site


For a complete list of rates or for more information visit the Town of Taber website.

Location

  • One kilometre east on Township Road 131A (Grantham Road) and 1/2 a kilometre south on Range Road 16-1.

Contact 403-654-2174

Hours of Operation

  • Monday from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Closed statutory holidays

Rates

  • There are no applicable fees or restrictions on the frequency of waste disposal for MD residents utilizing the Vauxhall Transfer Station and Landfill, however, all garbage materials must be separated before disposal in appropriately marked locations.

2024 Statutory Holiday Closures

  • Monday, January 1, 2024 (New Year's Day)
  • Monday, February 19, 2024 (Family Day)
  • Monday, April 1, 2024 (Easter Monday)
  • Monday, May 20, 2024 (Victoria Day)
  • Monday, July 1, 2024 (Canada Day)
  • Monday, August 5, 2024 (Heritage Day)
  • Monday, September 2, 2024 (Labour Day)
  • Monday, September 30, 2024 (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation)
  • Monday, October 14, 2024 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Monday, November 11, 2024 (Remembrance Day)
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2024 (Christmas Day)

2025 Statutory Holiday Closures

  • Wednesday, January 1, 2025 (New Year's Day)
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