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 uncontaminated (free from grease and food particles), as we are unable to properly recycle them, risking them being diverted to the Landfill.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, use the LiveChat feature, call us at 780.539.5950 or send us a message on Facebook .
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.
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. For more information on household hazardous waste, visit www.aquatera.ca/services/garbage-and-recycling/eco-centre
Organic materials can be placed in your Landfill 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.
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.
Wonder Where Your Waste Goes?
From April to mid-November, Grande Prairie residents can place yard waste at the curb for collection.
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.
After Halloween, you can leave your pumpkins at the curb in a clear plastic bag one meter from landfill 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 Landfill 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 Landfill cart and account in Grande Prairie.
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.