Edmonton coronavirus testing site turns back to waste collection

Jul 2 2020, 3:13 pm

Edmonton’s Ambleside Eco Station is reopening for waste collection on July 8 after temporarily transforming into a coronavirus testing site during the pandemic.

According to a news release from the City, a total of 34,715 drive-through coronavirus tests were performed at Ambleside since March 20.

Now the facility is being cleaned before moving back to its usual role.

“The facility has undergone deep cleaning and sterilization in accordance with AHS recommendations,” the City’s statement said.

Residents can once again drop off their hazardous household waste at Ambleside such as electronics, appliances, light bulbs, batteries, and paint. Its hours are 11 am to 7 pm seven days a week.

This is the latest reopening in Edmonton’s restart plan. Also on Thursday, the City announced it’s resuming golf lessons and allowing garage sales again starting on July 3.