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City offering residents a chance to skip a “big” trip to the dump


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From the City of Edmonton

Bring us your poor tires, your troubled mattresses—and more!

Big Bin Events are back, starting this weekend.
The popular service lets residents recycle or dispose of household items too large for regular collection—for free. Last year 11,723 customers attended the events, disposing of 1,262 tonnes of large waste items and 549 tonnes of recyclable items.
The 12 events run from May 4 until September 22. Visit for dates, times and locations.
Please review the list of accepted materials before attending an event. Stuff allowed includes:
  • Couches, chairs, mattresses and other household furniture items too large for curbside pickup
  • Fridges, freezers, washers, dryers and other large household appliances
  • Computers, televisions and other household electronics
  • Grass clippings and yard waste, including branches no longer than 1.2 m (4 ft) and 0.75 m (2.5 ft) in diameter
  • Tires and scrap metal
Household hazardous waste, including paint, varnish, household cleaners or batteries, will not be accepted at Big Bin Events. These items should be taken to an Eco Station for proper disposal at no charge.
Waste Services will properly dispose or recycle materials from Big Bin Events to help divert waste from the landfill and decrease illegal dumping throughout the city.

2019 Big Bin Events

All events run from 9am-5pm.

Date Location Address
May 4-5 Commonwealth Stadium 112 Avenue & 90 Street
May 11-12 Coliseum Wayne Gretzky Drive (Southbound) & 119 Avenue
May 25-26 The Meadows Recreation Centre 2704 17 Street
June 1-2 Castle Downs 11520 153 Avenue
June 8-9 Callingwood 17740 69 Avenue
June 15-16 Woodcroft 13915 115 Avenue
June 22-23 Ellerslie Facility 2415 101 Street SW
August 17-18 Jasper Place 9200 163 Street
August 24-25 Clareview Recreation Centre 3804 139 Avenue
September 7-8 Terwillegar Recreation Centre 2051 Leger Road
September 14-15 Commonwealth Stadium 112 Avenue and 90 Street
September 21-22 SW District Yard 6609  Gateway Blvd

11,723 customers disposed of 1,262 tonnes of large waste items and 549 tonnes of recyclable items during the 2018 Big Bin Events.

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Tour the 2023 Red Deer Hospital Home Lottery grand prize dream home

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Later this month, someone is going to win this 3,049 sq ft beauty, built by Sorento Custom Homes.

The 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath bungalow is located in the new Evergreen neighbourhood, backing on to protected green space which a lucky family will be enjoying through a large wall of windows, and a cozy screened patio.

Don’t wait any longer to buy tickets for a chance at 124 prizes valued at over 1.2 million dollars.  And.. Don’t forget the Mega Bucks 50 Raffle which is over a half million dollars – winner takes half!


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Tickets start at only $25 each!

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Glendale Skatepark now includes on-site mentors from the YMCA

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News release from the YMCA of Northern Alberta

With consistent fair weather and summer right around the corner, skateboarders, BMXers and scooter-riders are excited to return to Red Deer’s skateparks. Glendale Skatepark in Red Deer’s north side is a popular choice, and has the added benefit of being staffed by Northside Community Centre YMCA’s skatepark mentors.

The Y’s skatepark mentors are experienced skaters and BMX bikers who want to help make sure the skatepark remains a safe and inclusive space for kids and youth of all skill levels and backgrounds to enjoy. They hang out at the park every day after school and on weekends, offering encouragement, teaching skills and providing water and snacks to anyone who wants it.

“The biggest part [for me] is just creating community engagement and connections,” one skatepark mentor explained in a video on the YMCA’s social media channels, adding, “engaging with the kids, teaching what you love to do… just being a positive influence on everyone and trying to make this place a better community.”

The YMCA Skatepark Mentorship program was piloted in 2021, and after a successful season Border Paving Ltd. stepped up with a generous donation to make it possible for the Y to staff the park all summer long in 2022 and 2023. The Y has since expanded the program, and will have skatepark mentors and youth workers at the Red Deer Skatepark downtown in addition to Glendale, starting in July.

Youth can find YMCA skatepark mentors at the Glendale Skatepark Monday to Friday from 2:30 to 7:30pm, and noon–4pm on Saturdays and Sundays until the end of June. Starting in July, their weekday hours will expand to 12:30 to 8:30pm and they can be found at the Red Deer Skatepark downtown from 10am to 1pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Visit to meet Northside Community Centre YMCA’s skatepark mentors for 2023 and learn more about youth programs at the Y.

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