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?

Check out our recycling options:

Clairmont Centre for Recycling & Waste Management

Agricultural Plastics 

Appliances 

Batteries - automotive & household, including rechargeable

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

Cardboard

Clothing

Concrete

Electronics

Fluorescent Bulbs

Glass

Household Hazardous Waste

Metal

Paint

Paper

Pesticide jugs (empty and triple rinsed)

Plastic oil pails & jugs

Propane Tanks

Refundable Bottles

Shelve & Share Program (rehome good quality used items)

Tin

Tires

Used Oil

Wood

West Grande Prairie Regional Landfill

Agricultural Plastics 

Appliances 

Batteries (automotive & household, including rechargeable)

Cardboard

Concrete

Electronics

Fluorescent Bulbs

Glass

Household Hazardous Waste

Metal

Paint

Paper

Pesticide jugs (empty and triple rinsed)

Plastic oil pails & jugs

Propane Tanks

Refundable Bottles

Tin

Tires

Used Oil

Wood

Demmitt Transfer Station

Appliances 

Batteries (automotive & household, including rechargeable)

Electronics

Fluorescent Bulbs

Household Hazardous Waste

Metal

Paint

Plastic oil pails & jugs

Propane Tanks

Refundable Bottles

Tires

Used Oil

Wood

Elmworth Transfer Station

Appliances 

Batteries (automotive & household, including rechargeable)

Electronics

Fluorescent Bulbs

Household Hazardous Waste

Metal

Paint

Pesticide jugs (empty and triple rinsed)

Plastic oil pails & jugs

Propane Tanks

Refundable Bottles

Tires

Used Oil

Wood

Teepee Creek Transfer Station
 

Appliances 

Batteries (automotive & household, including rechargeable)

Electronics

Fluorescent Bulbs

Household Hazardous Waste

Metal

Paint

Pesticide jugs (empty and triple rinsed)

Plastic oil pails & jugs

Propane Tanks

Refundable Bottles

Shelve & Share Program (rehome good quality used items)

Tires

Used Oil

Wood

Community Recycling Bins

Photo Gallery: Recycling sites will appear here on the public site.

Recycling bins for paper, plastics, tin, glass & cardboard are located across the County of Grande Prairie. Find your nearest recycling facility on the interactive map.

Community Recycling Bin Locations

  • Albright Hall
  • Bezanson Truck Fill
  • Clairmont Centre for Recycling and Waste Management
  • Elmworth Store
  • Five Mile Hall
  • Hythe
  • La Glace
  • South County (adjacent to Highway 668 and Range Road 60A)
  • Teepee Creek Fire Hall
  • Valhalla
  • Webster Community Church
  • West Grande Prairie Regional Landfill

Items not accepted for recycling:

Candy & chip bags

CD/DVD discs

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

Ink cartridges (can be taken to Staples for recycling)

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

Styrofoam

Takeout containers

Toothpaste tube

Electronics Recycling

We're proud to participate in the Alberta Electronic Recycling Program to help keep old TVs, and computer equipment out of the landfill.   Eligible items include televisions, computers, laptops & tablets, printers, copiers, scanners and fax machines. 

Expanded Electronics Recycling Program Pilot

Over 500 new items have been added for recycling.  In addition to computers, televisions and printers, bring in your small household appliances, tools, motorized toys etc. for recycling.  Check out the list of Pilot Program items, ask at your landfill or transfer station for more information.

Recycling and Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous items such as paint and household chemicals are accepted year-round at the landfills and transfer stations.  No barrels please!  Check out your nearest facility and the items accepted above.

Every spring we host a Recycling Roundup in partnership with the Alberta Recycling Management Authority.

Used Oil, Containers, and Filters

Our landfills and transfer stations accept used lubricating oil, empty oil containers and used oil filters.  No water or antifreeze in the oil please!  Put antifreeze in a separate container and place in the Hazardous waste area. 

What happens to my used oil, filters, and containers?  Check out Alberta Recycling to learn more.

Bottle Donation Program

Return your refundable bottles to the bottle donation trailer at the Clairmont Centre for Recycling & Waste Management and contribute to local non-profit and charitable groups through Bottle Donation Program.

Recycling Frequently Asked Questions

Why flatten cardboard and boxboard before placing it in recycling?

Flattening cardboard allows more product to fit in the bin. If cardboard is not flattened, the bins will fill up quickly and less cardboard is collected for recycling.

Why should my plastics, tin cans, and glass be clean, dry and label free?

Items must be clean and dry to prevent contamination. Contaminated items cannot be recycled. Rinsing helps reduce odours and mould from developing and reduces attracting insects and animals to the bins.

Why do items need to be separated at recycling bins?

This means that recyclables collected from bins must be clean and separated to avoid cross-contamination. Contaminated recyclable items end up being diverted to the waste pile.

Why can't I recycle pizza boxes or used food containers?

Food and oil from food is one of the worst contaminants in the paper recycling process. If pizza boxes, and food soiled napkins and cardboard/paper are thrown in recycle it will contaminate the other products deeming it non-recyclable and thrown in the waste pile.

Can I recycle cell phones, appliances, batteries and other electronics?

Yes, please take these items to the electronic waste area at the County Landfills or Transfer Stations.