Eco Centre

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Thursday’s from 10:00am to 6:00pm (started on May 19th).

Closed on Saturday, Sunday and all Stat Holidays.

Location:

West Hill

7821-104 Avenue, Peace River, AB

 

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, before dropping it 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(Updated Version

PRWMC – Recycling Changes – Handout #2

Transfer Station Changes

Depot Changes

Eco Centre Changes

https://www.prwmc.ca/recycling/

https://your.alberta.ca/extended-producer-responsibility

https://www.albertarecycling.ca/recycling-programs/

Eco-Centre
7821 104 Ave
Peace River

East Peace Regional Landfill
20160 Rge Rd 840

TRANSFER STATIONS

Cadotte Lake

PT NW-16-86-15-W5M

Little Buffalo

PT SE-15-86-14-W5M

Harmon Valley

PT NW-31-81-18-W5M

Reno

PT NW-1-81-20-W5M

Marie Reine

PT NW-36-81-22-W5M

Nampa

PT-SE-19-81-20-W5M

What Recyclable Materials Do We Accept?

Cardboard – corrugated, packing boxes – Newsprint – include non-glossy flyers – Mixed Paper, glossy flyers, magazines, catalogues, phone books, envelopes, cereal boxes, pop boxes, etc.. – Office Paper – good quality bond paper and shredded – Shredded in bags please – Tin Cans – rinsed out, labels removed Mixed Plastic – Numbered 1 thru 7 Eg: condiment containers, food containers, laundry containers, cleaner containers, buckets, etc.. – Batteries – Car, truck, cat, rechargeable, alkaline – Propane Tanks – Plastic Film – lumber wrap, shopping bags, shrink wrap – Paint- Interior and exterior latex & alkyd (oil-based paints) porch, floor and deck paints, interior and exterior varnishes and urethanes, primers, undercoats and sealers, enamels, wood finishing oils and stains, rust and decorative metal paints, fence and barn paints, paint aerosols.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs – $0.25 cents a foot

Yard Waste – grass/leaves, brush/branches

 

E-Waste

TVs (all types and sizes)

Computers Towers

Servers

Computer Monitors

Laptops

Notepads

TabletsCopiers

Printers

Scanners

Fax Machines

All Computer peripherals, keyboards, mice and speakers

Expanded ARMA Pilot program material

(Home – ARMA ePilot)

 

Household Hazardous Waste List of Acceptable Waste at the Peace Regional Eco Centre

(Small household quantities only – not for commercial)

Abrasive cleaners
Acetone
Aerosol paints/sprays
Air fresheners (aerosol)
All-purpose cleaners (solvent based)
Ammonia
Ant/wasp Spray
Antifreeze
Batteries (small alkaline)
Barbeque starters
Bleach
Brake and transmission fluid
Butane refills
Carbon tetrachloride
Car waxes/polishes (solvent and water based)

Contact cement
Degreasers (petroleum based)
Disinfectants
Drain Cleaners
Fabric Softeners
Fluorescent light bulbs
Fungicides (small quant)
Furniture polishes/waxes
Glass cleaners
Glues (solvent & water)
Hair coloring
Perm solutions
Hairsprays (aerosol)
Insecticides (small quantities)
Lye

Mildew removers
Nail polish and remover
Oven Cleaner
Paint thinners & strippers
photographic chemicals
Rug and upholstery cleaners
Septic tank degreaser
Rust remover
Silver and brass polish
Solvents, turpentine
Spot removers
Toilet cleaners
Tub and tile cleaners
Weed Killers
Windshield washer liquid