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Garbage Collection FAQs

Beaverlodge Residential Garbage Collection

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 Residential Garbage Collection.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

When is my garbage collected?

Garbage is collected weekly on Thursday with the exception of Christmas day and New Year’s day, unless notified with notice from Prairie Disposal Ltd.

Residential Units:

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

Business Units:

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

 

Is there a limit?

Residential Units:

Yes, a limit has been set in place.  Each residential unit will be given a Charcoal Grey 64 Gallon container.

 

If you accumulate more garbage 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.

 

Business Units:

The same limits apply for business units as for residential units.  Businesses can request additional bins for garbage or recycling, please contact the Town office for more info.

 

What kind of "Garbage Can” and/or "Garbage Bag” should I use?

Residential Units:

Garbage containers will be provided by Prairie Disposal Ltd.  If your garbage for the week exceeds the amount you can place in the provided 64 gallon container, garbage bags can be placed at the curb and will be picked up providing you have purchased "extra bag tags” from the Town Office.  Garbage bags should be of a tough strength and measure 2ft by 3ft.

 

Business Units:

Same as for Residential units.

 

The garbage collector missed my house.

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

 

What can I put in the garbage?

Acceptable items:

·        regular bagged food waste, packaging, smaller worn-out household items

·        rags/old clothes, broken dishes

·        broken glass floor sweepings, sawdust, etc. Please be sure to bag dusty materials.

*Note: All material should be properly bagged and put in provided container.

Unacceptable items:

·        household hazardous waste (e.g., oven cleaners, paints, motor oil, pesticides, toilet cleaners, batteries, propane tanks, light bulbs, solvents, computer equipment)

·        large items (mattresses, box springs, furniture, televisions, stereos, sofas, etc.)

·        large appliances (fridges, stoves, freezers, dishwashers, hot water tanks, etc.)

·        building/renovation material (e.g., wood with nails sticking out, drywall, carpeting, lumber, etc.)

·        tree stumps/roots, manure, dirt or sod

·        tires, large metal auto parts

 

What can I do with the unacceptable items listed above?

If you're not sure what can be recycled or thrown away, please contact Prairie Disposal Ltd. at (780) 539-5950.  Prairie Disposal Ltd. also offers others services that can help you get rid of the above mentioned "Unacceptable Items”.

 

How can I help my garbage collector work safely?

Every working day your refuse collector picks up between 7000 to 11,000 kilograms of waste, the weight of 10 subcompact cars. Please help to make the job safer and a little easier.

 

Package Sharp Objects

Please ensure all broken glass, nails, sheet metal scraps, and other sharps are safely packaged in puncture proof containers and marked as such. Please read Needles, Syringes and Other Medical Sharps for more information.

Bag the Loose Stuff

To prevent littering, make sure all loose materials like grass cuttings, light plastics, and bits of paper are put into bags. Please be extra careful and double bag vacuum cleaner dust, sawdust, pet feces, and kitty litter.

Let it Flow, Don’t Overfill

The contents of the can should come out easily. Please don’t stuff containers with loose grass, leaves, brush or boxes

Keep it Clean

Please keep your waste collection site clean and tidy year-round. In the winter, clear away snow and ice; sand if necessary. In the summer, trim back any trees or bushes around your garbage stand and check periodically for hornet or wasp nests.

 

Thanks for helping us out!

 

Where should I put my garbage cans or "extra bags” on collection day?

If you have front street collection:

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

·        ensure the waste cans are easily accessible

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

 

What should I do with needles and syringes?

Contact your pharmacy for information on local needle take back programs. Not all pharmacies offer this service.  Never put needles in bags or garbage containers.

 

Hypodermic needles, syringes, lancets and any other sharp items used in home medical care are not accepted in household waste - Bylaw 13777 Section 13 (e) - Prohibited Items

 

If you need more information on safe needle disposal, please contact Prairie Disposal Ltd. at (780) 539-5950

 

Garbage Enclosures

Refuse collectors would rather residents not build garbage enclosures. Enclosures can sometimes impede their progress.

 

Christmas Tree Collection is Easy

Those with Prairie Disposal Ltd. residential garbage collection are able to put their trees out for curbside collection.

The annual tree collection takes place the week after the first Monday of January. 

Place your tree next to your garbage on your regular collection day.

 

To ensure your tree is collected curbside:

·        limit of 2 trees per household

·        trees cannot be taller than 12 feet or 3.6 meters

·        only includes live trees not artificial Christmas trees

·        ensure that all Christmas decorations and tinsel are removed