Spring Cleanup 2018

Spring Cleanup 2018

Friday, May 25th to Sunday, June 3rd Open from 9am to7 pm daily

Peace Regional Eco Centre – 7821-104 Avenue West hill up by Atco Gas/Electric

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Please enter the site from the first road turn in. Please exit site from the last road turn in. Please ask a monitor, or come to the office for assistance if you are unsure of where your items are to be dropped off.

What Residential Waste Materials Will Be Accepted & Where Does It Go?

The following bins and services will only be available and accessible to the public during the 2018 spring cleanup.

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

Metals Bin – all metals such as eavestroughs, 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, 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, contaminated mattresses

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 – clean and dry mattresses and box springs only – must not be badly soiled, stained, damp and mouldy, harbour pests, or show signs of bed bug infestation

What Recyclable Materials Can You Bring & Where Do They Go?

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 2018 spring cleanup.

Please DO NOT drop off food-soiled, unrinsed, unclean, mouldy paper, cardboard and plastic recyclable materials. Used napkins, greasy pizza boxes, plastics with food and product residue contaminate the other clean recyclable materials. These are considered waste items.

Residential Cardboard Bunker – all sizes of household corrugated cardboard boxes only – Please flatten boxes – Please empty cardboard from bags – Please remove plastic and Styrofoam from boxes

Ridged Plastic Bins – 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 – all types of ridged and peanuts – Please break down larger pieces – Please empty Styrofoam from bags and boxes – NO film or rigid plastics in this bin

Office Paper Bins – good quality bond shredded and no shredded paper – Please empty shredded paper from bags and boxes – NO coloured paper, newsprint or mixed paper in this bin

Tin Cans Bins – 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 – 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 clear jars 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 refundable beverage containers – drop in the blue drum – NO bottle refund amount given at this location

Electronic Waste – TVs, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines, laptops, towers, printer cartridges, mice and keyboards, satellite receivers, cable boxes, stereos, etc. – Please stop at the office

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

Household Organics Compost Bin – all household residential and business organics, food scraps – Please empty all containers, or bags into bin #1 – NO dairy products, meat and bones – NO non-compostable plastic bags or containers in the bin

Put – N – Take – gently used and reusable items, such as clothes, shoes, dishes, books, furniture and other household items – Please sort and place your smaller household items on shelves in shed -Please place your larger items and furniture in lean-to – NO broken items, soiled, stained and unsanitary items, or expired car seats, helmets and other safety items, these are considered waste items – NO mattresses or box springs, these must go to the Landfill

Salvation Army Clothes Bins – all reusable and clean clothing – place all clothing in bags and drop into bins – Please do not overstuff these bins, they are full when the traps on the doors will no longer take bags and clothes.