Recycling

Recyclable materials placed in clear or blue transparent bags are picked up bi-weekly throughout the year. You can place as many bags of recyclable items as you wish at the curb on collection day. You can view the Town’s 2021 Curbside Waste Collection Calendar for specific pick up dates and the Zone map.

How to Clean Recyclables

Did you know that all recyclables collected through the Town’s curbside program must be rinsed and clean to ensure they get recycled into new products instead of being sent to the landfill? To clean recyclable materials, please:

  • Rinse all cans and foil
  • Flatten cardboard boxes and box board. Remove all waxed paper, plastic, cellophane and plastic handles
  • Rinse, remove labels and caps then crush plastic #1 and #2 containers

What Can be Recycled?Recycling at curb

For a full list of ‘Accepted’ items that can be recycled as part of the curbside waste collection program, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click the list.

Recycled items can be placed in clear or blue transparent bags at the curb on your collection day. Please do not place glass, Styrofoam, plastic bags or lids (except recyclable plastic or tin can lids) in your recycling.

Deposit beverage containers (including milk cartons) can be taken to the local bottle depot for a full refund or disposed of through the curbside recycling program.  

To report a missed collection, or for more information, please call (403) 783-0159.


Plastics with recycling symbols #1 and #2

  • Some bottles for household cleaner
  • Some cosmetic bottles
  • Plastic milk jugs
  • Some laundry detergent jugs
  • Some squeeze bottles for condiments
  • Some wide mouth tubs for margarine

Please note: you can view the type of plastic a container is made with by looking at the bottom of the container and seeing what number is inside the recycling symbol. It must have the recycling symbol #1 or #2 to be recycled. Plastics #3 to #7 must be placed in your garbage (grey cart).

Clean tin/aluminum cans and plates

  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum foil (clean)
  • Aluminum pie plates (clean)
  • Cans
  • Soup/vegetable cans
  • Tin cans and tin can lids

Cardboard

  • Appliance and moving boxes (flattened and cut)
  • Boxboard (cereal, facial tissue, etc.)
  • Cardboard (clean)
  • Cardboard boxes (flattened)
  • Cardboard egg cartons (no Styrofoam)
  • Cereal boxes (no liners)
  • Detergent and laundry boxes (empty and clean)
  • Shoe boxes
  • Tissue boxes

Please note: All cardboard must be cut up into 3 feet by 3 feet or smaller pieces and placed under your bag of recyclables. All must be clean (no soiled pizza boxes).

Paper

  • Ad inserts
  • Books
  • Catalogues
  • Computer paper
  • Envelopes (plain or with plastic window)
  • Fast food paper containers (clean)
  • Flyers
  • Gift wrap (non-metallic)
  • Greeting cards
  • Loose paper
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Phone books
  • Soft cover books
  • Tissue paper (clean)

Non-glass drink containers

  • Juice bottles
  • Pop bottles
  • Tetra-pak food/drink containers
  • Beer cans
  • Juice boxes
  • Milk cartons
  • Milk jugs
  • Pop cans
  • Water bottles

Please note: These items are all refundable bottles and drink containers that can also be taken to the bottle depot in Ponoka.

Glass

  • Ceramic/clay pots
  • Chinaware
  • Mirrors
  • Plate glass
  • Porcelain
  • Pyrex items
  • Regular and fluorescent light bulbs
  • Windows

Metals

  • All batteries
  • Automotive oil containers
  • Gasoline/fuel containers
  • Shock absorbers

Plastic

  • Biodegradable bags
  • Diapers
  • Gasoline containers
  • Motor oil containers
  • Plastics #3 to #7
  • Plastic bags that don't have a recycle symbol
  • Plastic dishes and cutlery
  • Plastic food wrap
  • Styrofoam egg cartons
  • Styrofoam plastics (cups, plates, etc)