The County of Grande Prairie provides year-round curbside solid waste and blue bag recyclables pick-up.  Waste and recycle is collected weekly with the exception of Christmas Day, New Years Day, and if notified by Prairie Disposal and the County.

Collection Schedule:

Carriage Lane

In Carriage Lane curbside waste and recycle pick up is Wednesday.  

 

Please set your items out ahead of time (between 6 p.m. the night before and 7 a.m. on collection day).  

Clairmont South of 108 Ave
In Clairmont South of 108 Ave curbside waste and recycle pick up is Wednesday.  

 

Please set your items out ahead of time (between 6 p.m. the night before and 7 a.m. on collection day).  

Clairmont North of 108 Ave
In Clairmont North of 108 Ave curbside waste and recycle pick up is Tuesday.  

 

Please to set your items out ahead of time (between 6 p.m. the night before and 7 a.m. on collection day).

Hythe

In Hythe curbside waste pickup is Wednesday.

 

Garbage pick up is provided by Alliance Disposal 780-538-0551.

 

Please to set your items out ahead of time (between 6 p.m. the night before and 7 a.m. on collection day). 

Maple Ridge
In Maple Ridge curbside waste and recycle pick up is Tuesday.  

 

Please set your items out ahead of time (between 6 p.m. the night before and 7 a.m. on collection day).

Taylor Estates
In Taylor Estates curbside waste and recycle pick up is Tuesday.  

 

Please set your items out ahead of time (between 6 p.m. the night before and 7 a.m. on collection day).

Wedgewood
In Wedgewood curbside waste and recycle pick up is Tuesday.  

 

Please set your items out ahead of time (between 6 p.m. the night before and 7 a.m. on collection day).

Westlake
In Westlake curbside waste and recycle pick up is Friday.  

 

Please set your items out ahead of time (between 6 p.m. the night before and 7 a.m. on collection day).

Whispering Ridge
In Whispering Ridge curbside waste and recycle pick up is Friday.  

 

Please set your items out ahead of time (between 6 p.m. the night before and 7 a.m. on collection day).

Need a replacement bin?

Please call Public Works at 780-532-7393.  Replacement bins are $75.

Extra garbage?

Each additional bag needs a bag tag attached.  Bag tags can be purchased at the County Office for $3 per tag.  

Waste Management

Waste management involves eliminating or reducing waste at the source. The long-term health of the environment and the life of the landfills depend on us. 

You can participate by using the following methods:

  • Reduce - Do you really need it?
  • Reuse - Can it be used again?
  • Recycle - Can it become something new?

Curbside Collection Directions 

Bag it

Place bagged waste inside the waste cart. All waste must fit in your waste cart. Additional bagged waste may be accepted if it is accompanied by a County bag tag, which can be purchased at the County Administration and Public Works Buildings. Carts containing unbagged waste may not be collected.

Recyclables can be placed in transparent blue bags and placed curbside (one metre from your waste cart) for pick-up. Read the list of items accepted in blue bags for curbside pickup below.

Close It

Ensure the lid is fully closed to keep trash from being scattered by the wind and wildlife. A cart with an open lid may not be collected.

Place It

Roll your waste cart to your curbside/street between 6 p.m. the night before and 7 a.m. on your collection day.

When placing your waste cart on your curb, ensure the wheels/handles are facing inward toward your home with the wheels touching the edge of the street or curb.

Be sure there is one metre of clearance on all sides of the cart and full clearance overhead – this includes between the waste cart, parked cars, fences, blue bag recyclables, and trees beside and above. Failure to do so may result in your cart not being emptied.

Helpful Tips

If your household waste items do not fit in your cart, do an assessment of what you are throwing in your garbage and ask yourself: Can it be reduced or recycled? Many of the items in your garbage you may be able to recycle or compost.

Purchase a home composting unit from the County, at a local home and garden store or create your own backyard composting system.

 

Blue Bag Recycling Directions 
Accepted recyclables can be placed in transparent blue bags and placed curbside (one metre from your waste cart) for pick-up.

 

Accepted Items for Blue Bag Recycling 

  • Plastics 1 to 7 (must be clean and dry. Items must be marked with symbols) - Household bottles and containers such as vinegar, shampoo, hair care, fabric softener, dish soap , laundry detergent, windshield washer bottles; ice cream pails; beverage containers, milk cartons, and juice boxes. Plastic bags will not be accepted.
  • Mixed Paper - Newspaper, magazines, phone books, catalogues, flyers, inserts, writing and computer paper, paperback books (hard cover books need covers removed), gift wrap (non-metallic), greeting cards, envelopes, shredded paper.
  • Cardboard/Boxboard - Cereal boxes, shoe boxes, cracker boxes, cookie boxes (remove liners), tissue, toilet paper and paper towel cores, brown paper bags, paper egg cartons, and cardboard boxes (flattened). All cardboard and boxboard may be placed in your blue bag however, larger pieces can also be flattened and folded to a maximum of 2ft x 3ft (60cm x 90cm) and placed under the blue bags at the curb.
  • Tin - (clean, trap lids inside cans)- Food, soup and beverage cans; tinfoil wrap; and trays (pie plates).
  • Christmas Trees on specific dates during the holiday season

Not for Blue Bag Recycling

  • Glass
  • Items with no symbol
  • Pizza boxes and food soiled cardboard or paper
  • Plastic bags/film

Glass and large recyclables can be deposited at one of the County’s 13 community recycling bin locations.

Why was my cart tagged with an Oops and/or Violation sticker?

Your cart may have been tagged for one or more of the following reasons:

  • The cart was not correctly placed for collection
  • The collector could not grasp the cart due to parked vehicles or other obstructions being too close
  • There was hazardous waste, electronic waste, animal waste, noxious materials, liquids or other prohibited items in the cart
  • The cart lid was not fully closed

I have extra waste this week. What can I do?

You can dispose additional waste at the Clairmont Centre for Recycling and Waste Management for free when you bring your landfill access tag.

You can also purchase tags for each extra bag of waste. Bag tags will be available for purchase for $3 per tag at the County Administration and Public Works buildings (located at 10001 - 84 Avenue in Clairmont) during regular business hours.

Is backyard organic material, grass clippings and garden waste accepted in the waste carts?

You may dispose of your bagged organic material, grass clippings and garden waste into the waste cart, however, these items may take up more space in your cart than you have room for. If you would like your grass clippings and garden waste collected, simply place it in a clear or blue bag and set it beside your bagged recyclables.

Alternatively, the County has a Backyard Organic Diversion Program, where many organic items can be composted or digested in your backyard to prevent it from going into the waste stream at the landfill. Simply build your own compost or purchase a home composting or food digester unit.

What do I do if I am interested in receiving curbside waste and/or recycle collection service, but I live in a rural subdivision that doesn't receive it?

Residents who own property in County Rural Estate subdivisions interested in curbside waste and/or recycle collection services are encouraged to work together with residents within their subdivisions as a group to gain acceptance for this program. Such a program requires a curbside collection fee and acceptance by the residents collected via survey before council will approve the service.

If there is strong interest within the community, you are encouraged to send a letter to our Public Works office. The request is then reviewed by council who provide the final decision for the program