Frequently Asked Questions

 

Yard Waste

Yard Waste includes leaves, grass, plants, weeds, pumpkins & flowers. (Last day of Yard Waste Collection will be Friday, November 16, 2013).

  • Yard waste will be packaged in CLEAR TRANSPARENT bags only
  • Bags will not contain garbage, branches or animal waste
  • Bags will weigh less than 20kg each
  • Bags will be free from rips and tears
  • Bags will be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your regular garbage day - bags will be collected before 5:00 p.m. and by a separate collection vehicle (not the regular garbage truck).
  • There is no limit to the number of yard waste bags placed at the curb
  • This program is seasonal and available from April 1 - mid Nov
  • Tree pruning's or similar items compressed into a bundle
  • Maximum length 1 meter (3'3")
  • Maximum height and width 0.5 meter (1'7")

Yard waste is collected weekly at your curb for customers in the City of Grande Prairie.

Pumpkins

There are many purposes for Jack-o-lantern's, from the traditional methods of pie or backyard compost, to a newer method of being placed in a clear plastic bag on your Grande Prairie collection day, just like other yard waste. (Last day of curbside Yard Waste Collection will be Friday, November 16, 2013).

Adding pumpkins to your backyard compost helps:

  • reduces greenhouse gas emissions
  • frees up valuable landfill space
  • adds some variation of materials to your compost

Place pumpkins in a clear plastic bag on your curb for your Grande Prairie collection day:

  • reduces greenhouse gas emissions
  • frees up valuable landfill space
  • adds some variation of materials to Aquateras landfill's compost operations

Pumpkins are easy to recycle as they don't come in any difficult packaging. And no special preparation in needed. You can recycle your pumpkin with the seeds and the pulp or without, and scary faces are optional. Kids can also have some great fun smashing up their pumpkin creations before placing them into clear yard waste bags or backyard compost. NOTE: yard waste collection ends mid-November.

Christmas Trees

Prairie Disposal Ltd. collects Christmas trees at the curb for all customers who have an Aquatera garbage cart in Grande Prairie. Those without curbside collection can bring their trees to the Aquatera Landfill for no charge.

The annual tree collection will take place January 23 through to February 3. Place your tree one metre from your garbage cart on your regular collection day. It will be collected by a separate vehicle.

To ensure your tree is collected curbside:

  • limit of two trees per household
  • trees should not be taller than 4 feet or 1.2 meters
  • only includes live trees not artificial Christmas trees
  • ensure that all Christmas decorations and tinsel are removed