Spring Cleanup 2019

Spring Cleanup 2019

May 3 through May 12, 2019.
Open 9am to 7pm daily
Peace Regional Eco Centre – 7821-104 Avenue
(780) 624-1112

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 2019 spring cleanup. When you arrive please stop at the front gate and ask for assistance.  DO NOT proceed through the gates during and after the cleanup without first obtaining assistance and being granted access; as it is very unsafe to do so.  NO smoking allowed on the entire Eco Centre premises.  Please respect the 10Km speed limit for both front and back areas.

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, 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.

Recyclables

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 2019 spring 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 coloured 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 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 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, satellite receivers, cable boxes, stereos, etc. – Please stop at the main gate and come into the office for assistance.

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.