Municipal Transfer Station, Curbside Waste and Recyclables collection information, Schedule, and frequently asked questions.

The Municipal Transfer Station is a municipally operated waste and recyclables transfer site located on Highway 125 between Red Lake and Balmertown. Various types of refuse are accepted, but some items may require an additional fee in addition to the standard disposal fee.

Waste Disposal Tickets
Tickets are required to dispose of waste at the Transfer Station and are available from the Municipal Office (2 Fifth Street, Balmertown). Waste disposal tickets can also be purchased at the Transfer Station, TJ's Kwik Stop, Mitchel's Midtown, Diane's Gas Bar, and Red Lake Community Centre. Other payment options are available to large volume customers. Please contact the Treasury Department at 807-735-2096 x221 for information.
Clean Wood, Metal, E-Waste, Brush, Tires, Recyclables
Accepted free of charge.
Hours of Operation
The Municipal Transfer Station is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
General Waste Disposal
The Transfer Station is equipped with a vehicle scale that is used to determine the weight of refuse being deposited. The current cost per Kg is listed in Section 'O' of the Schedule of Fees
Household Hazardous Waste Program
Household hazardous waste is collected on Saturdays for transport to approved handling facilities.

Curbside collection requires garbage bags be tagged with a valid municipal bag tag. Bag tags are available for sale at the Municipal Office in Balmertown, the Waste Disposal site, TJ's Kwik Stop, Mitchel's Midtown, Diane's Gas Bar, and Red Lake Community Centre. The current cost of tags is listed in Section 'O' of the Schedule of Fees.

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Cover of Waste Management information Guide

The Municipality of Red Lake has produced a Waste Management Information Guide that you can print, save or pick up at the Municipal Office.

The guide can assist you with questions or inquiries you have about our waste management system. Download the Guide - Updated August 2018

  • Recyclable

  • All Steel or tin cans
  • All aluminium beverage containers
  • All plastic containers with recycle symbol # 1-7
  • Waxed milk and juice cartons
  • Tetrapacks (juice boxes)
  • Newspaper, white paper, brown paper
  • Corrugated cardboard, broken down
  • Box board (single layer, non-corrugated)
  • Books (remove hard covers)
  • Cardboard egg cartons, mailing tubes
  • Magazines, catalogues
  • Not Recyclable

  • Glass, Wrapping Paper
  • Aerosol cans, propane bottles
  • Plastic with no recycle symbol
  • Plastic bags, plastic packaging
  • Toys
  • flower pots
  • Styrofoam
  • Aluminium foil, pie plates, etc.
  • Scrap metal (hangers)
  • Anything containing a hazardous substance (motor oil, paint thinner, paint, etc.)

For more information about the Municipal Transfer Station contact the Transfer Site at 807-729-4023

For more information about Curbside Collection contact the By-Law Enforcement Officer at 807-735-2096 ext.225