In The Community


This annual Program is provided at no-charge to municipal residents. Similar to the fall program, residents  need to place their large items directly on the front street by the curb, the evening before their scheduled pick up as identified below. Do not place items on the grass or lawn, but rather directly on the street as it is easier for Beaver Municipal Solutions staff to clean up any broken materials. Please ensure all items are placed at least 3 feet (1 meter) from parked vehicles.

The fall municipal collection schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, May 2 – Hamlet of Bruce
  • Thursday, May 9 – Village of Holden
  • Tuesday, May 14 – Town of Viking
  • Thursday, May 23  – Village of Ryley
  • Tuesday, May 28 – Town of Tofield

If your large items have not been picked up three days after their scheduled pick up date, please call our office at 780.663.2038, extension 102.

For Beaver County rural residents, large items can be taken to the transfer stations as per the following schedule:

  • Friday, May 3 – Kinsella Transfer Station
  • Saturday, May 25 – Tofield Transfer Station
  • Please note that Lindbrook and Viking Transfer Stations now accept large items year round.

Fridges, freezers and water coolers are acceptable, however there is a $25 charge for Freon removal. As in the past, urban residents can pay for the Freon removal at either the local Town/Village office or at the Beaver Municipal Solutions Administration office located at the landfill. Once payment has been made, a sticker will be provided that needs to be placed on either the front or side of the appliance.

Rural residents can pay for their Freon removal in advance at the Administration office at the landfill or directly at one of the transfer stations on the scheduled large item day. Lindbrook and Viking Transfer Stations accept Freon-containing appliances year round for the same $25 charge.

Acceptable Items:

  • Mattresses
  • Sofas
  • Recliners
  • White goods (stove, washing machine, etc.) and appliances
  • Tires
  • Propane tanks

Unacceptable Items to set out for Large Item Pick Up:

  • Grass clippings, trees, tree branches
  • Large chunks of cement/concrete
  • Bags of household garbage
  • Small items that would fit in the neighbourhood waste bin
  • Electronic waste

These unacceptable items, except chunks of concrete, can be taken to the Ryley landfill or any Transfer Station anytime. Please note: cement and concrete will only be accepted at the Ryley landfill site.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please call our offices at 780.663.2038, extension 102.


Beaver Municipal Solutions has created a Grant Program for Not-For-Profit Community Organizations to support the communities in which it operates. BMS will not consider proposals from individuals and businesses. The grant program will not consider funding proposals for retroactive funding of projects or activities that are already completed.

To request  a copy of the new Grant Application, please email or call our office at 780.663.2038. Please note that older versions of the application will no longer be accepted.


Effective June 1, 2016, a waste bin will be placed at the Country Bottle Depot for rural residents. This bin is being placed here to help alleviate the current situation of community bins in the village filling up with waste from the surrounding area. Waste collection service in the Village of Holden is paid for by the residents. Rural residents currently have the choice to either request and pay for a dumpster for their acreage or farm or bring their waste for free to a nearby transfer station or the landfill in Ryley. This rural waste bin pilot has been renewed for another year and will be reviewed in November 2018.

What are acceptable items? This bin is for regular household garbage, lawn or hedge trimmings and scrap wood 3 feet or less in length.

It is NOT to be used for large item disposal, construction and demolition waste, paint, tires, electronic waste, batteries, metal, household appliances, animal cadavers, oil or grease, liquid waste and burning refuse or hot ashes.

Misuse of this waste bin may result in its removal, requiring rural residents to take their garbage directly to the transfer station or landfill.

If you have questions about this pilot, please call our office at 780.663.2038.