Solid Waste

The County of Newell Municipal Services Department handles complaints related to solid waste disposed of in roadside ditches of our jurisdiction. Solid waste found in bags will be searched by Municipal Enforcement Officers for evidence of ownership and handled accordingly. The Agricultural Services Department oversees the proper handling, care, and disposal of found dead wildlife, again respective to roads and allowances of County jurisdiction.

To report a problem, please call 403-362-3266 Mon – Fri 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, and select option 1 from of our automated selections.

For matters along Provincial roadways (Hwy 1, 36, 525, 530, 535, 539, 542, 544, 550, 556, 561, 862, 873, 875 & 876), where solid waste or found dead wildlife is present, please contact Volker Stevin at or call:


Option 1 - Evenings & Weekends

Option 2 - Mon - Fri, 8 - 5, Calgary (including Canmore, High River, Nanton, Strathmore & Gleichen)

Option 3 - Mon - Fri, 8 - 5, Lethbridge (including Medicine Hat, Taber, Cardston & Crowsnest Pass)

Newell Regional Solid Waste Management Authority (NRSWMA)

NRSWMA was formed by a partnership of all Urban Municipalities in the County of Newell including the County to see a central regional use landfill facility developed. The facility is responsible for the safe and environmentally responsible collection of wastes for recycling or disposal, charges may apply.

Throughout the County are a number of solid waste and recycling transfer stations for use. Please refer to the following link for a map of locations: County of Newell Recycling Facilities, Depots & Trailers 2012

For more information please visit the NRSWMA website at