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Curbside Collection Services

Curbside Collection

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

There are 5 different collection routes in Grande Prairie. Find out which day you can expect service. 

Blue Bag Recycling 

Recycling made easy! Place your paper, metal containers, cardboard and boxboard as well as 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!

Do not assume your cart will 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.

Yardwaste 

From April to mid-November, Grande Prairie residents can place unlimited grass clippings, leaves and sawdust in transparent bags and place them with your recycling on the curb. Small bundled branches can be placed alongside the bags as well.

Following Halloween, you can also leave your pumpkins with the seeds and the pulp or without, at the curb!  Just place them next to your blue bags, or place in a transparent yardwaste bag, and let us do the rest.

We also collect Christmas trees at the curb for all customers who have an Aquatera Landfill cart in Grande Prairie.

You might see your yardwaste collected along with your Landfill waste - that's because it’s all going to the same place. Yardwaste is used in our Bioreactor Landfill. Our Bioreactor Landfill system captures Landfill gas collected from yardwaste and converts it to energy that is then used to power our Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant. Having yardwaste in transparent bags allows us to easily separate Landfill waste from yardwaste.