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.”
Changes in 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.
Our recycle depots that were located in the areas around TOPR, including St. Isidore and Nampa, have been removed. Blue bag curbside pickup of recyclable materials, is still an available option for TOPR residents. Recyclable materials can be brought to our Eco Centre, Transfer Stations, or Landfill, during regular operating hours.
Please place all of your recyclable materials in blue/clear bags and place into any of the large bins designated for recyclable materials, provided at the Eco Centre, the Landfill and Transfer Stations. Recycling within our service area will no longer be required to be sorted. For a full list of locations and service hours accepting recyclable materials, please visit our website.
Acceptable recyclable items in the blue/clear bag are: box board (toothpaste boxes, cereal boxes, Kleenex boxes, etc.…), all film and rigid plastics, tin cans, shredded/non-shredded office paper and mixed paper. Cardboard at the landfill and transfer stations can be placed into the bags, or put into the bins loose, if it does not fit into the bags. Cardboard (corrugated only, NO box board) should still to be placed in the residential cardboard bunker at the Eco Centre. Non-acceptable recyclable items are: glass and any food contaminated items. All black garbage bags will be treated as waste and will be discarded. Please do not use these if you want your items recycled. Please remove any packing material and flatten your boxes, before dropping them off at any of our collection locations.
We have begun our “Waste to Energy Pilot Project,” at the Landfill. We are currently running some of our diverted cardboard, clean wood chips and mixed single stream recyclable materials collected at the Eco Centre, Landfill and transfer station locations through this system. We are hopeful that this will become a viable solution in the near future for residential municipal solid waste (MSW) and the lesser valuable recyclable materials, collected in the area.
Glass collection has been discontinued. Unfortunately, there are no readily markets/processing facilities that are accessible to our area at the moment. We hope this changes in the future. Glass will now be a waste stream item and should not be put into the blue/clear bags here at the Eco Centre, or in TOPR, GFL curbside collected blue bags. These blue bags are baled here at the Eco Centre and shipped to a processing facility down South. Broken class poses a safety hazard for staff and also contaminates other good/clean recyclable materials they are mixed in with.
The collection of grass/leaves & brush/branches at the Eco Centre has been discontinued. This was a trial that was unfortunately unsuccessful. The material collected had far too much contamination to be utilized for compost. We will continue to accept yard waste at the Landfill where it can be properly controlled. The Town of Peace River has placed bins at the Centennial parking lot downtown Peace River, to continue this service for its residents.
The Put-N-Take at the Eco Centre has been closed and service discontinued. The Put-N-Take sheds are still avaiablabe at our Landfill and transfer stations. You may also check with any of the local charitable organisations, to see if they will take your items.
All ARMA funded and administered programs will still be collected, such as electronics, household hazardous waste and paint. We are not set up to take used oil, gas or any petroleum products at this time. It will hopefully be a soon add on. Fluorescent bulbs, printer toner cartridges and batteries will still be collected at the Eco Centre location only.
The Management and Staff appreciate your patience during this transition and look forward to our continued recycling together now and into the future.
PRWMC -Recycling Information Session – 2022 – PDF
PRWMC – Recycling Changes – Handout #2