Garbage, new garbage carts

Residential Garbage Collection

The Town of Peace River contracts with GFL to provide residential waste and recycling collection.


Please follow these instructions to ensure that your garbage is collected.


  • Garbage carts must be curb side by 7 am on the day of collection.
  • All waste must be bagged in the garbage cart.
  • Garbage cart lids must be closed.
  • Garbage carts must not be overstuffed. If they are overstuffed, the garbage may not come out during the collection process.
  • The garbage cart must be facing forward.
  • The wheels of the garbage cart must be against the curb (where possible).
  • Garbage carts must have at least one metre of clearance on all sides, including from other garbage carts, vehicles and other obstructions.

Garbage Cart Damage

  • Garbage carts damaged by the collection company during the collection process will be replaced or repaired at no cost to the resident.
  • Garbage carts damaged in other incidents are the responsibility of the resident.

Extra Garbage

  • If you have extra bagged garbage that will not fit in the garbage cart, bag tag stickers are available for purchase.
  • Bag Tag stickers may be purchased at the Town office reception for $2.00/sticker.
  • GFL will not collect extra bags of garbage unless they have a sticker on each bag.
  • Bag tags must be placed to be easily visible to the GFL driver.

Collection Days

Tuesday Garbage Collection: West Bank and Downtown
Wednesday Garbage Collection: North and South End
Thursday Recycling Collection: All of town.

Curb or alley collection?

Garbage cart and recycling collection is typically on the street in front of the residence.

Certain addresses do not allow for safe collection from street. Collect at those addresses is from the alley. A list of addresses with alley collection is linked below:

Alley Collection List for Garbage and Recycling (PDF)

Please download the list to search for your address. You can use Ctrl + F  (Cmd + F on a Mac) to search your address on the document.

Cul-de-sac Collection?

Do you live in a cul-de-sac? This information is for YOU!
You may have experienced some issues with your garbage collection in cul-de-sacs, so we’ve been working hard with our collection contractor to make sure everyone is on the same page with what needs to be done. Here are the new directions for cul-de-sac collection:
1. Collection in cul-de-sacs can be challenging due to limited space. Be a good neighbour and collaborate to make sure everyone’s bins are easily accessible for the collector.
2. Ensure vehicles are parked either on your driveway or in your garage on collection day, and that any other obstacles (like basketball hoops) are moved off the street.
3. If your vehicle has to remain on the street, make sure it is parallel parked, with passenger-side tires to the curb. This ensures the collection truck can reach your carts — and that it has space to actually drive through your cul-de-sac.
4. Garbage carts should be placed on the street, 1 metre past any parked vehicles.
These efforts may seem simple, but they’ll go a long way in making sure your garbage doesn’t get missed!

Related Information

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