MSW and Industrial Landfill
Community Waste Management
Peace Regional Waste Management Company currently operates the regional municipal solid waste (MSW) and industrial landfill plus 7 transfer stations for MSW & Recycling, located within the geographic boundaries of the member municipalities. PRWMC operates the Peace River Eco Centre for recycling, located within the Town of Peace River.
“We are a leader in the delivery of environmentally responsible waste management programs and services.”
Single Stream Recycling Services for Membership Residents
The Peace Regional Waste Management Company has transitioned to a single stream blue/clear bag recycling system. We have streamlined our services and repositioned ourselves to be in alignment with the TOPR blue bag curbside collection and to pivot with the planned Alberta Government’s province wide EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) program. To provide an optimized recycling experience we have also secured access (fenced and gated), to the Eco Centre and will be monitoring recyclable materials coming onto site in the near future.
- To recover energy from waste, we heat the material far past the point of combustion. At over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, it gasifies. We use the energy from this gas to generate power.
- Moisture if the form of leachate is required to be added to the waste for optimum efficiency. This will eliminate the costly practice of hauling large quantities of leachate for deep well disposal.
- The gasification process involves no burning of waste, no visible emissions and no odour. It also eliminates the methane that would be produced by waste decomposing in a landfill – methane has twice the global warming potential of carbon dioxide.
- After it’s been processed, there is nothing left of the waste material. Its energy is recovered and it has no mass, so there’s very little need for new landfill cells.
PRWMC will continue to follow the Waste Hierarchy Triangle and Reduce, Reuse and Recycle first, but when that’s not possible or just not economical, the forth “R”. Recover will be utilized in the form of Waste to Energy. This will help us to achieve our goal of 95% waste diversion.
For further information, please follow this link, to visit the page, “WASTE TO ENERGY .“