The Eco Centre is Grande Prairie's largest recycling depot for residential customers. It features bins with large openings for faster unloading with staff on site to help answer your recycling questions.
Items are required to be separated in the marked bins as each material type is separated and bulked in Grande Prairie and then sent to different processing facilities that do not have a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). Aquatera labels the bins in order for customers to easily find what bin each type of recyclables should be placed in:
- Mixed Paper
- Plastic and Tin
- Shredded Paper
Recycling can be hard so always ask before you place if you are unsure. Please make sure your items are free of contamination and for more information, check out our Waste Separation Brochure and visit Eco Centre location and hours.
We also accept:
- Blue bag materials
- Bottle donations
- Fluorescent light bulbs
- *Household hazardous waste (i.e. automotive products/chemicals, paint etc.)
Items we don't accept:
*Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), is consumer waste which qualifies as dangerous waste when discarded. The Aquatera Eco Centre accepts four categories of household hazardous waste: Aerosol, Corrosive, Flammable and Toxic. It includes household chemicals and other substances for which the owner no longer has a use, such as consumer products sold for home care, personal care, automotive care, pest control and other purposes.
These products exhibit many of the same dangerous characteristics as fully regulated hazardous waste due to their potential for reactivity, ignitability, corrosivity, toxicity, or persistence. Examples include cleaners, paint, motor oil, antifreeze, fuel, poisons, pesticides, herbicides and rodenticides, fluorescent lamps, cleaning chemicals, and consumer electronics.
To ensure safe and proper disposal, all residential customers must ensure that hazardous waste is properly sealed in its original container with intact labels. If hazardous waste is not in its original container, customers must ensure it is safely and securely sealed, properly labelled, and not mixed with other chemicals. Disposal zones are clearly identified with signage to indicate how and where to properly dispose of waste.
If you forget, just remember the Golden Rules: “Label it Right, Seal it Tight, Don’t Mix and Keep Upright.”
Aquatera would like to remind everyone that the Eco Centre is for residential customers only. Commercial and industrial customers are required to dispose of household hazardous waste at facilities that can accommodate larger volumes.
If you’re unsure of how to properly dispose of waste, or want to confirm if an item is household hazardous waste, check out our Waste Sorter.