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Recycling FAQs

Beaverlodge Residential Recycling

Prairie Disposal Ltd is excited about our new working partnership with the Town of Beaverlodge, as Beaverlodge is the first town in the North Peace Region to have a complete fully automated curbside collection program. We are looking forward to working with the residents of Beaverlodge, and hope to improve on all your collection needs.  Below is a list of some of the more frequently asked questions pertaining to the curbside Residential Recycling Collection.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

When are my recyclables collected?

Recyclables collection shall occur once per week on Monday mornings with the exception of Christmas and New Year’s Day, unless notified with notice from Prairie Disposal Ltd.

Paper will be collected every other week on Mondays

Plastic and Tin will be collected every other week on Mondays

Residential Units:

Please have your recyclables out by 7:30 a.m., otherwise you risk missing collection.

Business Units:

Please have your recyclables out by 9:00 a.m., otherwise you risk missing collection

 

Is there a limit?

Yes, a limit has been set in place.

Paper Recycling:

Each residential/business unit will be given a blue 64 gallon container

Plastic & Tin

Each residential/business unit will be given a green 64 gallon container

 

If you accumulate more recyclables then what is allowed on any given week, you may purchase "Bag Tags” from the Town Of Beaverlodge office for an additional $2.00 per bag.  Only extra bags that have this sticker on them will be taken.

 

What kind of "container” should I use?

Residents and Businesses will be provided with containers by Prairie Disposal Ltd.

 

The collector missed my house.

Sorry about that. Please call (780) 539-5950

 

What can I put in the containers?

Blue Container is for Mixed Paper:

·        Newspapers

·        Office Paper

·        Magazines          

·        Phone Books

·        Catalogues

·        Glossy Flyers

·        Envelopes

·        Gift Wrap

·        Junk Mail

·        Paper Labels

·        Brochures

 

 Construction paper and carbon paper are not recyclable.


Green Container is for Plastic & Tin:

Plastics

Only plastics with the numbers #1, #2, #4 or #5 are accepted. 

Only plastic bags and containers numbered with a 1, 2, 4 or 5 can be recycled. The number can be found in a recycling triangle, often on the bottom of the container.

If the plastic item does not have a number on it or is not one of the numbers above, it goes in the garbage not the recycling.

It is very important when recycling to separate the different kinds of plastics.  To ensure your items are recycled, please include accepted plastics.

Lids are often made from a different kind of plastic than the rest of the container. If a lid is not labeled with a 1, 2, 4 or 5, it is not recyclable.  Any contamination (wrong type of or non-numbered plastics) can cause a whole load of plastics to be sent to the landfill instead of being recycled.

Tin

·        Tin         

·        Aluminum

·        Steel Food And Beverage Containers

·        Tin Cans

·        Foil Trays

·        Pie Plates

·        Foil Wrap

·        Jar Lids

Please rinse containers and remove labels (paper labels can be recycled with office paper).

If you’re still not sure what can be recycled or should be thrown away, please contact Prairie Disposal Ltd. at (780) 539-5950.

 

Where should I put my recycling container on collection day?

If you have front street collection:

·        place your container at the curb

·        if you park on the street, remember to park your vehicle in your driveway

·        if there’s road construction, put your waste where it is accessible


If your collection is in your rear lane:

·        place container within 3 meters (10 feet) of the rear lane

·        ensure the containers are easily accessible

·        if there is construction in the lane, place your container at the front curb

Collectors would rather residents not build container enclosures. Enclosures can sometimes impede their progress. Collection on front streets, for example, where there are no enclosures, is much more efficient than it is in lanes.

 

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