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Curbside Collection Services

Curbside collection of your Landfill carts, blue bag recycling and seasonal yard waste runs Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

There are five different collection routes in Grande Prairie. Find out which day you can expect service. 

Blue Bag Recycling 

Items do not need to be separated by paper, plastic, metal and cardboard as they are processed in a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) that separates them out. A MRF is a specialized plant that receives, separates and prepares recyclable materials for marketing to end-user manufacturers. We moved to single stream recycling at curbside to make it easier for our customers to recycle.

Place your paper, metal containers, cardboard, boxboard and hard plastics #1-#7 in your blue bags and leave them one metre from your Landfill cart on your collection day!

Just make sure that all items are free from grease and food particles, as we are unable to properly recycle them, risking them being diverted to the Landfill. 

Landfill Carts

Collection begins at 7 a.m. on your collection day, so have your cart to the curb by then or even the night before!

Your cart might not be collected at the same time every week, however, it should be collected by 5 p.m. If not, email us at solidwaste@aquatera.ca, call us at 780.539.5950 or send us a message on Facebook .

Cart Placement

Please ensure your cart is placed at least one metre from parked vehicles, tagged garbage bags, trees, snow piles and blue bags, to ensure we can safely collect it. 

Bag Tags for Extra Bags 

If you have more bagged garbage than will fit in your Landfill cart, the additional bags need a Bag Tag sticker attached to be eligible for curbside collection.  Bag Tag stickers for extra garbage can be purchased at the following locations for $3.00.

Organic Materials

Organic materials can be placed in your Landfill cart at your curbside for collection. Organic materials include: 

  • Fruit & vegetable scraps
  • Tea bags
  • Coffee filters & grounds
  • Egg shells
  • Nut shells 
  • Hair
  • Grass clippings
  • Wood ash
  • Plant trimmings
  • Dry leaves

These organic materials quickly decompose which produces methane gas we then convert it into a fuel source to heat and power our treatment plants. Click here for more information, Bioreactor Landfill.

Yard Waste 

From April to mid-November, Grande Prairie residents can place yard waste at the curb for collection.

  • place grass clippings and leaves in transparent/clear bags at the curb.
  • each bag must weigh less than 20 kgs.
  • bags must have no rips or tears.
  • small bundled branches can be placed alongside the bags - maximum length is one metre and maximum width is 1/2 metre.
  • there is no limit to the number of yard waste bags placed at the curb.

You might see your yard waste collected along with your Landfill waste - that's because it’s all going to the same place. Yard waste is used in our Bioreactor Landfill.

Our Bioreactor Landfill system captures Landfill gas collected from yard waste and converts it to energy that is then used to power our Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant. Having yard waste in transparent/clear bags allows us to easily separate Landfill waste from yard waste.

After Halloween, you can leave your pumpkins (with or without the seeds and pulp) at the curb.  Place them next to your blue bags, or in a transparent/clear yard waste bag, and let us do the rest.

We also collect Christmas trees! Please ensure all decorations and tinsel is removed from the tree. Trees longer than eight feet need to be cut in half as anything longer than four feet will not fit in the collection trucks. Place your tree one metre from your Landfill cart by 7 a.m. on your collection day.

These services are available to all customers who have an Aquatera Landfill cart and account in Grande Prairie.