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Fall Cleanup

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until September 26, 2020

Free

Fall Cleanup

The next cleanup is September 19 to September 26, 2020.
Open 9 am to 6 pm daily
Peace Regional Eco Centre – 7821-104 Avenue, Near ATCO Gas/Electric on the west hill.
(780) 624-1112

Please enter the site from the first road turn in.  Please exit site from the last road turn in.  Please drive up to the gate and wait for an attendant to direct you to where your items are to be dropped off.  DO NOT proceed through the gates without first obtaining assistance and being granted access as it is very unsafe to do so.  Due to Covid 19 risks Eco Centre Staff will not be able to assist anyone with unloading and our Put-N-Take will remain closed. NO smoking allowed on the entire Eco Centre premises.  Please respect the 10Km speed limit in place for both front and back areas.  Please watch for speed bumps at the entrance into the back yard and at the exit.

** New This Year: Expanded E-Waste Collection**

TVs, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines, laptops, towers, printer cartridges, mice and keyboards, other computer peripherals. Expanded Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA) program items: small home appliances, audio and video equipment, cell phones and other wireless devices, gaming equipment, toys, musical instruments, power tools and solar panels.

More info on the ARMA Program is available on their website.

What items will the cleanup accept?

Generally speaking, anything that falls into one of the categories below can be dropped off at the fall cleanup. For more details on each category including exclusions please scroll further down for complete details.

Residential waste

The following bins and services will only be available and accessible to the public during the 2020 Fall Cleanup.  

STOP at the front main gate for assistance to access these bins.

Metals Bin – all metals such as eaves troughs, swing sets, metal lawn chairs & tables, lawnmowers, bicycles, tire rims, furnace ductwork, ironing boards, bed springs, all heavy metals, ballasts that are marked No PCB’s, BBQ’s, etc.

Residential Waste Bin – (anything that will leach) household waste, treated, painted and stained wood, soiled and contaminated plastics, soiled or unrecyclable paper and cardboard items, oil-stained pipes and hoses, empty oil containers, asphalt shingles, empty paint cans

Clean Wood Bin – dimensional lumber pieces, plywood, posts, pallets, etc.

Dry Waste Material Bin – (anything that will not leach) unusable furniture, drywall, all types of insulation, vacuum cleaners, tarps, pools & liners, rubber hoses, soiled clothing, construction material, ceramic, mirror, window pane and vehicle glass.

White Goods/Appliances Bin – fridges, freezers, water coolers, stoves, dishwashers, hot water tanks, furnaces, microwaves, etc.

Propane Tanks Pallet – All sizes larger than 1LB accepted during cleanup – Please empty and have valves open – NO bottles larger than 1lb accepted after clean up, these go to the Landfill

Mattresses Bin – all mattresses and box springs, clean or unclean

Recyclable Materials

The Peace Regional Eco Centre operates a full-service recycling facility year-round for your convenience.  The following recycling bins and services are available and accessible to the public during and after the 2020 Fall Cleanup.

DO NOT drop off food-soiled, unrinsed, mouldy recyclable materials, such as used napkins, greasy pizza boxes and oil-soaked cardboard. These are considered waste items.  Please ensure you properly sort your recyclable items and place them in the appropriate bins. Not following proper recycling practices results in the contamination of otherwise clean recyclable materials that will now have to be landfilled. 

Residential Cardboard Bunker – all sizes of clean household corrugated cardboard boxes only – Please flatten boxes – Please empty cardboard from bags – Please remove plastic and Styrofoam from boxes – No food, oil or other contaminated cardboard.

Ridged Plastic Bins – clean solid ridged plastics numbered 1 through 7 only – Please rinse and wash your containers out – NO other plastics such as toys, pools, tarps, car parts, siding, film plastics, or Styrofoam in this bin

Film Plastics Bins – clean shopping bags, garbage bags, shrink wrap, lumber wrap and furniture wrap – NO other plastics, rigid plastics or Styrofoam in this bin

Styrofoam Bins – clean white ridged and peanuts only – Please break down larger pieces – Please empty Styrofoam from bags and boxes – Please place other colored Styrofoam items in the film plastic bins – Please ensure Styrofoam is clean and free of any food residue – NO film or rigid plastics in this bin.

Office Paper Bins – clean good quality bond shredded and non-shredded paper – Please empty shredded paper from bags and boxes – NO colored paper, newsprint or mixed paper in this bin  

Tin Cans Bins – clean tin and aluminum cans only – Please rinse and remove labels – NO other metal items, such as aluminum roasting pans, pie plates, car parts, eve’s troughs, fire pits, stove grates, BBQ’s, wire, etc. in this bin

Mixed Paper & Newsprint Bin – clean glossy and non-glossy flyers, magazines, catalogues, phone books, envelopes, cereal boxes, pop boxes, etc. – Please empty from bags and boxes – NO mixed material items containing plastics or metals such as, coffee cans, other packaging material, tetra brick containers and some types of dog food bags

Clear Glass Igloos – all types of clean clear jar and non-refundable bottle glass – Please rinse and remove labels – NO ovenware, ceramics, window panes fish tanks or vehicle glass

Refundable Bottles Drum – all types of clean refundable beverage containers – drop in blue drum – NO bottle refund given at this location

Electronic Waste – TVs, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines, laptops, towers, printer cartridges, mice and keyboards, other computer peripherals. Expanded Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA) program items: small home appliances, audio and video equipment, cell phones and other wireless devices, gaming equipment, toys, musical instruments, power tools and solar panels.

More info on the ARMA Program is available on their website.

 Batteries Tray – All sizes and types rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, cell phone batteries and lead acid vehicle batteries   

Household Hazardous Waste Tray – all types of residential household cleaners and chemicals, ballasts containing PCB’s and not marked No PCB’s, small helium tanks and 1LB propane tanks only – Please label and identify the contents of items – NO used automotive oils, filters and vehicle parts – NO agricultural products

Other Aerosols Drum – all other types of (non-paint) household aerosol spray cans, such as hair sprays, cleaners, chemicals, cooking sprays, etc. – drop into green labelled drum

Paint Aerosols Drum – all types of household aerosol spray can paints – drop into green labelled drum

Paint Tray – all types of household interior and exterior latex, alkyd and oil based paints, varnishes, urethanes, primers, undercoats, sealers, enamels and stains – Please ensure lids are on securely – NO empty paint cans, used painters brushes, rollers, trays and sticks

Fluorescent Light Bulbs Rack – all sizes and types of tubes and bulbs – NO incandescent or LED bulbs, these are a waste item

Tires Pallet – all sizes and types of passenger truck and car vehicle tires – Please remove tires from rims, as they will not be accepted unless separated – NO tractor or heavy equipment tires, these go to the Landfill  

Grass/ Leaves Bin – all household residential grass leaves, garden plants and flowers – Please empty bags and boxes – NO non-biodegradable and compostable bags, or boxes in bins – NO noxious weeds

Brush & Branches Bin – all brush and branches smaller than 2” in diameter – NO larger diameter branches and tree trunks accepted, these go to the Landfill

Put – N – Take – Will remain closed during the cleanup and until further notice.

Details

Date:
September 24
Time:
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Eco-Centre
7821 - 104 Ave.
Peace River, AB Canada
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Phone:
780 6241112

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