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Waste Disposal Grounds & Recycling

For the complete Waste Disposal Grounds By-Law including hours of operation, fees and regulations please "click here"

Information on Tags for the Waste Disposal Grounds 

In 2018 the Municipality of Alexander went to a tag system for entry into the waste disposal grounds. Here are some points to keep in mind:

  • Every property with a dwelling has been issued one permanent tag; tags are not issued on an annual basis.
  • A tag is the only way to access the waste disposal grounds.
  • All residents must have their tag visible for the attendants to see when entering the grounds.
  • If a property owner loses their tag, a replacement will be provided at a cost of $25.00.
  • If a tag is damaged a replacement will be available at no charge providing that the damaged tag is returned to the office.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our office at 204.367.6170 or email us at

Effective May 15, 2022 there is a new fee structure for the Waste Disposal Grounds. 

WDG Fees

Recycling Depots
Recycling bins are located at all three Nuisance Grounds. Ecocentres for used oil are available at all three locations. The Municipality of Alexander strongly encourages the use of these facilities. For more information click here
To find out how your community is measuring up visit
Why Recycle?
Manitobans create a lot of waste. In one year each of us produces over 250 kilograms of waste in our home. There are over 175 recycling programs in Manitoba, servicing almost 1 million Manitobans!
Recycling Facts
Every year, Manitobans throw out about 36,000 metric tonnes of newspapers, magazines and flyers. Only about 30,000 metric tonnes of this material is recycled. That means about 15% of this material is still being landfilled, burned or littered.
  • The amount of landfill space taken up by one tonne of newsprint is 3 cubic metres
  • One metric tonne of recycled newspapers saves about 17 trees
  • Used recycled newspapers and magazines reduces the need for mining clay soils, which is used to make newsprint pulp
  • The newspaper collected in your community recycling program is made into newsprint
PET (#1) Plastics
Each year, Manitobans throw out about 2,700 tonnes of PET (#1) plastic. About 1,200 tonnes of PET is recycled... that's about 44%.
  • Plastics can take up to 400 years to break down in a landfill
  • PET plastic bottle collected for recycling in Manitoba are usually made into carpeting and fibrefill for pillows, sleeping bags and ski jackets, but can also be made into t-shirts and sweaters, automotive parts, and floor tiles!
Every year, Manitobans throw out about 14,000 tonnes of glass jars and bottles. Only about 6,100 tonnes are recycled.
  • It takes one million years for a glass bottle to break down in a landfill
  • In Manitoba, most recycled container glass is used as aggregate material in roads and sidewalks
  • This saves your community recycling program energy and money because glass doesn't have to be shipped to distant markets. Just think... you could be walking on old jam jars!
Each year, Manitobans throw out about 1,900 tonnes of aluminum cans. Only 34% is recycled in community programs.
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run your television for 3 hours
  • Aluminum takes 500 years to break down
  • Once aluminum cans have been remelted, they can be used in any product made from aluminum Aluminum is the most valuable ($$$) recyclable material. Help your community keep recycling costs down. Don't trash cans!
Steel (Tin) Cans
  • When scrap iron is used instead of iron ore to make steel, water consumption is reduced by about 50%
  • Most of the steel cans collected in Manitoba are recycled at local steel mills 
Please Note: As of July 1, 2008, only clear plastic bags will be accepted for recycling in the Municipality of Alexander. If you are unable to obtain these bags at local retailers, please encourage them to stock this item!
Please note: Pit privies are not permitted in the R.M. Please contact the office for more information.