Recycling Listed as an Essential Service in Alberta

In an announcement on Friday, March 27, in response to the COVID-19 situation, Alberta announced the closure of some non-essential businesses. The associated list of essential services that are not subject to these restrictions include waste management and recycling.

The services directly applicable to RCA members include:

  • Waste management and recycling, including landfills and hazardous waste treatment
  • Sanitation services including but not limited to deadstock, rendering, nutrient management, bio hazardous materials, green waste, packaging recycling

The full list is available here:

For more information about COVID-19 and how it affects recycling, please see