DISTRICT OF LAKELAND NO. 521

Serving Emma, Christopher, Anglin & McPhee Lakes; the Organized Hamlet of Elk Ridge & a portion of the Boreal Forest Region.

Transfer Station Information

Normal transfer station fees waived until further notice.


The Transfer Station is located at the former landfill at Emma Lake Landfill: Off Hwy #263, S.W. of Sunnyside Beach. For most of the year, the transfer station is located at the end of Landfill Road, but during the winter it is sometimes moved up to the shop. The hours may also change during emergency scenarios such as windstorms. If you are unsure, please call the office to confirm hours.

Current Hours – July to September

Emma Lake Transfer Station Hours
Monday 9 am – 4 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9 am – 4 pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday 9 am – 4 pm
Sunday 9 am – 4 pm

Special Hours

In the summer (July & August) transfer station opens 7 days a week to accommodate the large amount of people within the Lakeland area.

Costs & Waste Limitations

The transfer station only accepts loads of level half-ton truck size for a cost of $10. A heaping half-ton or larger load may be denied or the charge doubled.

The transfer station requires sorted waste. When you arrive, have your waste sorted by:

  • Household Waste (food waste)
  • Misc. Waste (non-food waste, small renovation project waste)
  • Metal
  • Compost (grass clippings)
  • Brush Pile (trees, branches, logs, stumps)
  • Recycle

All refuse will be required to be sorted into the various bins provided for metal, household, recycling, and small renovation project refuse. ALL demolition material must be hauled to the Prince Albert Landfill, as the transfer station does not have the capacity to accept this much material at once.

There is no charge for compostable materials hauled to the transfer station, but it must be removed from any containers that it was hauled in and dumped on the composting pile. The brush pile (trees, branches, logs, stumps) is subject to the regular fee.

Emma Lake Transfer Station Accepts:

Fridges – $25.00 FEE Freezers – $25.00 FEE Stoves – $15.00 FEE

*May accept propane tanks/ washers/ dryers for a fee

Prince Albert Landfill Accepts

Used oil/ used tires/ propane tanks

Stoves/ washers/ dryers/ de-commissioned refrigerators, freezers & air conditioners for a fee (freon removed)

SARCAN Accepts

– All deposit beverage containers (cans/ tins/ plastics/ juice boxes/ wine bottles etc)

– Old TV’s/ computers/ monitors/ printers www.sweepit.ca

– House Hold Paint (Cans/ Spray)

SASKTEL Accepts

Old Phones/ Cell Phones