Accepted Waste:

Clean uncontaminated fill material such as clay, dirt, and sand without wood, concrete, etc.

Household and yard waste


Non-Accepted Waste:

Animal Carcasses


Biomedical Waste

Coated Pipe (i.e. yellow jacket pipe)

Commercial Tires or Vehicle bodies

Contaminated Soil


Liquid Wastes (i.e. sump and septic tank fluids, etc.)

Radioactive Waste

Weed Seeds or Treated Grain

Any other waste that is deemed unacceptable by the landfill.


Accepted Recycling:

Agricultural Plastics 


Batteries - automotive & household, including rechargeable

Car Bodies (Frame & shell only, subject to $300 disposal fee)





Fluorescent Bulbs


Household Hazardous Waste




Pesticide jugs (empty and triple rinsed)

Plastic oil pails & jugs

Propane Tanks

Refundable Bottles

Shelve & Share Program (rehome good quality used items)



Used Oil


Non-Accepted Recycling:

Candy & chip bags

Coffee & fountain cup lids

Coffee single use pods

Deodorant stick

Dirty/soiled items

Foam of all types (eg. packing peanuts, foam meat/food trays, foam cups/takeout containers)

Frozen juice containers

Granola bar wrappers

Laundry baskets

Plastic bags (return to grocery store to be recycled)

Plastic cutlery

Plastic food wrappers

Plastic larger than a 5 gallon pail

Plastic storage totes

Plastic straws


Takeout containers

Toothpaste tube


Black Earth Machine composter

Earth Machine Composter

Ten year warranty

Twist-locking pest-resistant lid

Conical shape for easy removal

Four screw pegs to secure composter to the ground

Side ventilation

Locking harvest door

Composting is simply a combination of yard debris (like grass clippings and fallen leaves) and kitchen scraps (such as fruit and vegetable spoils), separated from the waste stream and placed into an environment suitable for decomposition. Through composting, you can experience the benefits of this rich soil additive giving you healthier and greener lawns and gardens, and a cleaner environment too!.

Green cone digester

Green Cone Digester

Takes all types of kitchen waste - a food digester can handle all types of food waste including meat, bones, dairy, grains, processed and cooked foods.

Reduces your garbage - an easy and effective way to reduce kitchen and pet waste going to the curb.

Takes  dog waste - The Green Cone heats up enough to kill potential pathogens found in dog waste.  No cat litter or wood shavings.

Reduces use of chemical fertilizers - the material added to the Green Cone turns to liquid and enters surrounding gardens providing nutrients.

Helps the environment - Managing your organics in your backyard reduces the need for more trucks on the road and recycles nutrients back into the earth.

Row of solar panels
Solar Arrays at Clairmont Centre for Recycling & Waste Management

The Clairmont Centre for Recycling & Waste Management has been powered by solar energy since 2015. 72 solar array panels absorb sunlight and convert it into energy that is returned to the grid and credited to the County. This solution is innovative, energy efficient and cost-saving over the lifespan of the panels.




2016 Clairmont award
2016 ARMA award

From left to right: Bill Rogan, County of Grande Prairie CAO; Jennifer Besinger, County of Grande Prairie Technical Services Manager; and Bob Barss, Alberta Recycling Board of Directors Chair.

Collection Site of Excellence

The Clairmont Centre for Recycling & Waste Management received Alberta Recycling’s 2016 Collection Site Award of Excellence for great management of electronics, paint and tire collection.