Welcome to the
M.D. of Wainwright No. 61


The M.D. of Wainwright is situated in the heart of the agriculture and oil industries and is a major partner with one of Canada’s largest military training bases. This makes the M.D. of Wainwright an area of diverse wealth both socially and economically and allows us to provide our residents with many services and the benefit of low taxes.

In addition, the M.D. of Wainwright offers various historical and recreational attractions for residents and visitors.

The M.D. of Wainwright is a progressive community that is a great place to live, work and raise a family. We are glad to welcome you.

In 2016 the M.D. of Wainwright had a population of 4,479 living in 1,459 of its 1,768 total private dwellings, a change of 8.2% from its 2011 population of 4,138. With a land area of 4,156.56 km2 (1,604.86 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.1/km2 (2.8/sq mi) in 2016.

COVID-19 in the M.D. of Wainwright – Nov 25, 2020


The Alberta Government has put in stronger public health measures to help stop the spike of COVID-19. The M.D. of Wainwright currently has five (5) active cases of COVID-19 and is therefore fortunate to not be on the Enhanced status list so some of the mandatory restrictions do not apply to us. Let’s keep it that way!

Please find complete details at: https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx

Waste Management Contract Renwal

The M.D. of Wainwright No. 61 wishes to advise Municipal Ratepayers that the Waste Collection Contract with Waste Management of Canada Corporation was renewed for an additional 3 years effective from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022.

As per the new contract, the first year term was a 0% price change from the previous contract rate and a total of 5% increase for the remaining 2 years. 3% increase effective January 1, 2021 and 2% increase effective January 1, 2022.  This new price structure, illustrated below, will be applicable to all lines of business being residential, commercial and roll-off collection.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the M.D. of Wainwright No. 61 office at (780)842-4454.  The detailed price structure can be found on our Website, www.mdwainwright.ca

Bin Size Previous

Contract Price

Jan 1/17-Dec 31/19

    New Contract Price

   Jan 1/20 to Dec 31/20


    New Contract Price

   Jan 1/21 to Dec 31/21


    New Contract Price

   Jan 1/22 to Dec 31/22


3 yd $35.95/month + GST $35.95/month + GST $37.03 + GST $37.77 + GST
4 yd $38.26/month + GST $38.26/month + GST $39.41 + GST $40.20 + GST
6 yd $40.59/month + GST $40.59/month + GST $41.81 + GST $42.65 + GST
8 yd $42.90/month + GST $42.90/month + GST $44.19 + GST $45.07 + GST

ASB Survey for Rate Payers

The Municipal District of Wainwright Agricultural Services Department is looking for input from our rural ratepayers. We are asking you to fill out a quick survey on the M.D. of Wainwrights rural extension programs. Your feedback will help us plan future webinars that will hopefully be a benefit to you and your operation.

If you have any questions you can contact the Assistant Agricultural Fieldman at 780-842-4454.

Click here to take the 7 question survey

What’s wrong with my tree, a short video series

Toso Bozic founder of Yard Whispers will be posting short informative videos every Thursday for the next 2 months that will cover a variety of topics including what to look for when gathering information to assist in diagnosis, symptoms and associated diseases, signs and symptoms associated with possible insect pests, symptoms associated with physiological problems and fall/winter tree care tips. Stay tuned on our Facebook or Webpage for the new uploaded videos.


EFP Webinar Workshop

The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) program is hosting an EFP virtual workshop series for producers who would like help getting started on their workbooks. Producers will be walked through starting a workbook and completing Chapters 1 & 2.

The EFP program will also be hosting an EFP webinar series. The webinars will focus on the benefits of completing an EFP and what to expect through the process. Each webinar is the same so you only need to attend one if you are interested.