The Town of Peace River contracts with GFL to provide residential waste and recycling collection and recycling through the Peace Regional Eco Centre.

Residential Recycling Collection


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

  • Recycling must be curb side by 7 am on the day of collection.
  • Recyling must be in transparent bags.
  • Cardboard boxes must be broken down or folded so they can lay flat and banded together (with twine, etc) or placed within transparent bags.
  • There is no limit on the number of recycling bags that can be placed for pickup.

What can be recycled?

  • Metal – Tin cans, beverage cans, food containers.
  • Paper – Magazines, newspapers, phone books, and scrap paper.
  • Cardboard – Box board (packaging used for cereal boxes, food packaging) and corrugated cardboard
  • Plastics – Plastic containers, numbers 1 through 7, and plastic film (grocery bags, plastic bags).

All acceptable items can be placed in the blue bag together.

What can’t be recycled?

  • Diapers
  • Garbage
  • Organic Waste
  • Yard waste
  • Glass (take it to the Bottle Depot, if applicable)
  • Electronic waste (take it to the Eco Centre)
  • Styrofoam (take it to the Eco Centre)

Collection Day

Thursday Recycling Collection: All of town.

Curb or alley pick-up?

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 will be from the alley. A list of addresses with alley collection is linked below:

Alley Collection List for Waste 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.

Extra Information

What are hard plastics 1 – 7?

Hard plastics refers to a broad range of plastic types. A plastic container will contain an image with a number (see picture), each number corresponds to a specific type of plastic. In Peace River numbers one through 7 are accepted.recycle-numbers

1 – PETE – Polyethylene Terephthalate
The easiest of plastics to recycle. Often used for soda bottles, water bottles and many common food packages. Is recycled into bottles and polyester fibers

2 – HDPE – High density Polyethylene
Also readily recyclable – Mostly used for packaging detergents, bleach, milk containers, hair care products and motor oil. Is recycled into more bottles or bags.

3 – PVC – Polyvinyl Chloride
This stuff is everywhere – pipes, toys, furniture, packaging – you name it. Difficult to recycle and PVC is a major environmental and health threat.

4 – LDPE Low-density Polyethylene
Used for many different kinds of wrapping, grocery bags and sandwich bags and can be recycled into more of the same.

5 – PP – Polypropylene
Clothing, bottles, tubs and ropes. Can be recycled into fibers.

6 – PS – Polystyrene
Cups, foam food trays, packing peanuts. Polystyrene (also known as styrofoam) is a real problem as it’s bulky yet very lightweight and that makes it difficult to recycle. For example, a carload of expanded polystyrene would weigh next to nothing so there’s not a lot of materials to reclaim, particularly when you take into account the transport getting it to the point of recycling. It can however be reused. Learn more about recycling polystyrene.

7 – Other
Could be a mixture of any and all of the above or plastics not readily recyclable such as polyurethane. Avoid it if you can – recyclers generally speaking don’t want it.

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