Hours of Operation
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Thursday’s from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Saturday’s from 10:00am to 2:00pm. *** NEW HOURS ***
Closed on Sunday’s and all Stat Holidays.
7821-104 Avenue, Peace River, AB
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.
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.
Jar/Bottle glass (all non-refunable glass jar/bottle types) collection has been discontinued in our service area, and is now a waste stream item only. DO NOT place in any blue, or white bag collection streams; including Town of Peace River blue bag curbside collection. Please place these items in with your waste.
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 look forward to our continued recycling together now and into the future.
Eco Centre Recyclable Material Rates
Item Type & Volume Rate
OCC – Compactor Bins (any size) $90.00/Bin
OCC – 40 yd. Bin $70.00/Bin
OCC – 30 yd. Bin $60.00/Bin
OCC – 20 yd Bin $40.00/Bin
OCC – 15 yd Bin $30.00/Bin
OCC – 12 yd. Bin $30.00/Bin
OCC – 6 yd. Bin $15.00/Bin
OCC – Pickup Truck Loads $10.00/Load
OCC – Residents No Charge
Fluorescent Tubes/Bulbs $0.50/per linear foot (4′ tube = $2.00), or $0.50/per single bulb
No charge for any of our accepted recyclable materials, for membership residents in our service area.
Rates for commercial/business loads of other recyclable materials are in the works and will be announced.
*** Rates and fees subject to change ***
OCC = Old Corrugated Cardboard
What Recyclable Materials Do We Accept?
Blue/white bag recyclable materials:
(Items must be contained in blue/white bags, before placing them in the white bins.)
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 – Tin Cans – rinsed out, labels removed Mixed Plastic – Numbered plastics 1 thru 7 Eg: condiment containers, food containers, laundry containers, cleaner containers, buckets, etc.. Plastic Film – lumber wrap, shopping bags, shrink wrap.
Non bagged recyclable items:
(Items to placed on/in approriate trays/containers on the deck along the front of the building.)
Cardboard – corrugated, packing boxes – Please remove all packing material, flatten and place in residential cardboard bin.
Batteries (Residential Only) – car, truck, alkaline, rechargeable (lithium, NiCad).
Propane Tanks – small 1lb bottles only, larger bottles must go to the landfill.
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 – Free for residents / $0.25 cents per foot for commerical/businesses
TVs (all types and sizes)
All Computer peripherals, keyboards, mice and speakers
Expanded ARMA Pilot program material
Air fresheners (aerosol)
All-purpose cleaners (solvent based)
Batteries (small alkaline)
Brake and transmission fluid
Car waxes/polishes (solvent and water based)
Degreasers (petroleum based)
Fluorescent light bulbs
Fungicides (small quant)
Glues (solvent & water)
Insecticides (small quantities)
Nail polish and remover
Paint thinners & strippers
Rug and upholstery cleaners
Septic tank degreaser
Silver and brass polish
Tub and tile cleaners
Windshield washer liquid
Making of the Eco Centre
GEOSLAB FLOOR & HEATING SYSTEM
Above is a photo during construction of the installation of the 4” air pipes for the in floor heating system. Hot air is used rather than hot water to circulate heat through the sand just below the concrete. A fan, located here, moves hot air through multiple pipe loops. The hot air is produced by hot water running through a radiator in front of the fan. This method of heating the floor is more flexible and less prone to failure such as a cracked water line with water pipe systems
GEOSLAB FLOOR INSULATION
This construction photo shows the Hard EPS foam perimeter insulation of the building foundation. This insulation is 6” thick and 4 ft deep.
It encloses the gravel and clay under the concrete floor and creates a large “passive” heat storage for the building. As shown below the foam is also used for the concrete forming.
The resulting foundation is a low cost “passive” geothermal system.
PASSIVE SOLAR HEAT GAIN
This building design demonstrates passive solar heating through the use of a large window area on the south side and minimal window exposure on the north side. On sunny days in the winter, the sun will contribute as much heat to the building as the heating system.
Peace River is ideal for passive solar heating since the sun is low in the winter. There is less over-heating here in the summer since the sun is high enough to only slightly penetrate the windows.
This photo was taken last winter solstice. The solstice sun is low enough to reach the back wall to a height of 6 feet.
PELLET BOILER & HEATING SYSTEM
This harman pellet boiler produces the hot water for the in floor heating system. (see station # 3) the fuel is wood pellets made from wast spruce sawdust. They are locally made and are a renewable resource. backup hot water is made from an electric element powered by the grid.
The wood furnace to the left creates extra space heating with the use of waste lumber or purchased fire wood
Modern pellet heaters employ electrical ignition and the pellets are delivered automatically from the hopper through an auger.
SOLAR PANELS FOR ELECTRICITY
The solar panels along the outside front of the eco-centre provide power for the office. the power is stored for night time use in the large battery bank you see here in this cabinet.
This solar systems has a total of 18 panels which produce 4 kilowatts per hour of full sunshine. This is equal to power for one large house or two small houses. the remainder of the building power is provided by the grid. this includes electricity for the shop and the cardboard bailer.
The battery storage also allows for key building functions to continue during a grid power failure.
SUPER-INSULATION WITH STRAW
The walls of this building make use of barley straw bales for insulation. The photo above was taken just before the stucco was to be installed. (fall of 2009)
The bales create an R40 wall. along with R60 cellulose insulation in the ceiling and the R27 foam foundation insulation,
The building is super-insulated. This makes the passive heat gain more effective and can reduce heating costs by 75%.