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Curbside Collection Services

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 garbage cart on your collection day! Just make sure that all items are uncontaminated (free from grease and food particles), as we are unable to properly recycle them, risking them being diverted to the Landfill. 

Recycling is placed curbside in blue bags versus bins as they are easy to see through to
determine if the bags has contaminates and cuts down the space used curbside for collections. Click here for more information on blue bags (pdf).

Garbage Carts

Please ensure your garbage cart lid is closed and 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. All waste must be bagged before placing it in your garbage cart. Collection begins at 7 a.m. on your collection day, so have your cart to the curb by then or even the night before!

Statutory Holidays do not affect your curbside collection day with the exceptions of  December 25 or January 1. If your collection day falls on these days, your curbside collection day will move forward one day.

Find out which day you can expect service

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, use the LiveChat feature, call us at 780.539.5950 or send us a message on Facebook .

Have you ever wondered why our garbage carts are they size they are? Aquatera asked customers to provide feedback on the size of their residential garbage cart via an online survey. To find out more, visit: 

Household Hazardous Waste

Avoid discarding hazardous waste and batteries in your household curbside collected waste. Improper disposal can be dangerous to waste disposal workers and the environment. Click here for more information on Household Hazardous Waste

Organic Materials

Organic materials can be placed in your garbage cart at your curbside for collection. Organic materials include fruit and vegetable scraps, tea bags, coffee filters and grounds, egg shells, nut shells, hair etc. and is used in our Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project.

Wonder Where Your Waste Goes?

Visit www.aquatera.ca/services/wheredoesmywastego


Yard Waste 

From April to 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 branches must be bundled and tied and 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. Waste collected at the Landfill is used in our Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project.

After Halloween, you can leave your pumpkins at the curb in clear plastic bags one meter from garbage cart or place in your garbage cart on your collection day.

After the holidays, we also collect real Christmas trees. Please ensure all decorations, tinsel and lights are removed from the tree before placing it at your curb. Trees must be cut down to lengths of four feet or less for curbside collection to ensure they will fit in collection trucks. Please place your tree one metre from your garbage cart at 7 a.m. on your collection day.

Artificial trees are not accepted for curbside collection but can be brought to the Landfill.

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

Bag Tags for Extra Bags 

If you have more bagged garbage than will fit in your garbage 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.