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Waste Management2022-04-21T16:15:03+00:00

The Town of Valleyview Landfill Information

NOTICE to Users of the Town of Valleyview Landfill2022-04-08T17:49:42+00:00

Landfills are regulated by the Department of Environmental Protection under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA). Landfills in Alberta are sorted into three categories of approval. Each classification requires different levels of environmental protection systems depending on the type of waste materials they accept.

The Town of Valleyview Landfill is a Class III Approved Landfill and as of May 31, 2022, will only accept the following materials:

Accepted waste for a Class III Landfill:

  • Clean wood (non-treated), in burn pile
  • Automotive Hulks
  • Tires
  • Scrap Metal
  • Concrete

Prohibited:

  • Treated wood
  • Furniture
  • Decomposable waste
  • Hazardous waste

Outside of regular garbage pickup, there are transfer bins for household garbage at the Town of Valleyview Recycle Centre and Transfer Station located at 4205 40th Avenue.

Any questions or concerns regarding the Town of Valleyview Landfill please contact the Public Works Dept. at 780-524-5154 or 780-524-5155.
Any questions or concerns regarding the Town of Valleyview Recycle Centre please call 780-524-5429.

Landfill Info2022-01-19T23:10:22+00:00

The Town of Valleyview Landfill Information:

Landfills are regulated by the Department of Environmental Protection under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA). Landfills in Alberta are sorted into three categories of approval. Each classification requires different levels of environmental protection systems depending on the type of waste materials they accept. The Town of Valleyview Landfill is a Class III Approved Landfill and only accepts inert dry non-hazardous materials.

Accepted waste for a Class III Landfill:

  • Untreated “clean” Wood (in burn pile)
  • Automotive Hulks
  • Tires
  • Scrap Metal
  • Concrete
  • Furniture

Prohibited waste for a Class III Landfill:

  • Treated wood (cannot be burnt – may be placed in a pit)
  • No decomposable waste
  • No hazardous waste

For Town of Valleyview residents who have bagged garbage to dispose of, outside of regular garbage pickup, there are transfer bins for household garbage at the Town of Valleyview Recycle Centre. Please note bins are for household garbage only; no wood or metal allowed.

Any questions or concerns regarding the Town of Valleyview Landfill please contact the Public Works Dept. at 780-524-5154.
Any questions or concerns regarding the Town of Valleyview Recycle Centre please call 780-524-5429.

Landfill Hours / Location2022-01-20T22:32:51+00:00

For more information on Government of Alberta Landfill regulations please visit their website at:

Alberta Landfills

The Town of Valleyview Landfill Operation Hours are as follows:

Tuesdays & Saturdays
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location

2 1/2 miles west (on Hwy 43), 1 1/2 miles north, 1 mile west and 1 mile north of Valleyview.

or

Turn right onto AB-43 W, Turn right onto Range Road 230, Turn left onto Township Road 704, Take the 1st right onto Range Road 231.

Recycle Centre Information

Transfer Station and Recycle Centre Hours / Location2022-04-04T16:11:28+00:00

The Transfer Station and Recycle Centre is located at:
4205 – 40th Avenue

Phone 780-524-5429

Open:
Monday to Friday
7:00 am to 12:00 pm
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

CLOSED FOR THE
NOON HOUR AND STATUTORY HOLIDAYS.

Users of this facility are reminded to be respectful of attendants at all times. Harassment or verbal abuse will not be tolerated.

Acceptable and Non-Acceptable Materials2022-04-11T21:56:26+00:00

Acceptable Materials

Newspapers, Magazines, & Mixed Papers
Junk Mail, telephone books, catalogues, office paper, brochures, envelopes.

Cardboard
Cereal Boxes, tissue boxes, milk/ juice cartons, food packaging, soda/beer packaging, egg cartons (fibre), paper bags, packing boxes.

Plastic Containers
Plastic Water Bottles, soda bottles, milk jugs, laundry jugs, shampoo/lotion bottles, condiment bottles, all hard plastic food containers.

Aluminum & Metal Cans (Labels Removed)
Soda cans, beer cans, fruit cans, juice cans, assorted food cans, metal hangers.

Automotive Fluids Containers
Empty oil, antifreeze and coolant jugs; Empty hydraulic oil, brake, transmission fluid bottles; Empty windshield wiper and DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) bottles; also accept empty oil pails.

Miscellaneous
Fluorescent bulbs, ballasts, regular light bulbs, batteries, paint and aerosols.

Expanded Electronics Recycling Program
In 2020, the Town of Valleyview Recycle Centre was proud to sign up as participants in the Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA) Electronics Expansion Pilot Project. In doing so, we are able to accept for recycling – from personal and home use only – over 500 new items in six broad categories: small appliances, audio/visual, telecom, power and air tools, electronic games, toys and music, and lawn and garden.

For a comprehensive list of all recyclable items through this program, click https://valleyview.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Expanded-Electronics-Pilot-Categories-Products-May-2021-EXTERNAL.pdf.

Please call the Recycle Centre, (780) 524-5429, if you have questions about acceptable items.

Please break down all boxes; and rinse all bottles, cans, and jars before placing into bins.

Please note there are bins available for the disposal of bagged household garbage only; wood and metal are prohibited.

Non-acceptable Materials

Contaminated cardboard (pizza boxes or wet, muddy and/or oily cardboard)
Wood
Metal

Large Appliances
Furniture or mattresses
Styrofoam
Glass
Baler Twine
Wrapping Paper
Construction Paper
Soft Plastics (grocery bags, sandwich bags, plastic wrap)
Soiled or Contaminated Materials
Any material deemed non-acceptable by attendant.

Transfer Station2022-04-04T16:45:34+00:00

Please Note

The Transfer Station bins are available for residents of the Town and the MD and are for household waste only. 

The Transfer Station is located within the Recycle Centre gated yard at 4205 40 Avenue and is open from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays. We are closed over the noon hour for lunch, and all statutory holidays. There is no charge for disposal of household waste, but users are asked to observe the following procedures:

  • On arrival, users of the Transfer Station bins must check in with an attendant in the office, provide their first and last names, and indicate if they reside within the Town of Valleyview or the MD. Users will be instructed on which bin to use for their household disposal.
  • An attendant will raise the barrier gate, allowing vehicle access to the transfer bins on the hill. On your departure, the attendant will open the gate. If the gate does not immediately open when you are ready to exit, you may honk your horn to alert the attendant.
  • No unauthorized dumping permitted.

Concrete, clean wood (non-treated), metal, and tires may be disposed of at the Valleyview landfill Tuesdays and Saturdays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Residential Yard Waste Program

Residential Yard Waste Program2022-04-20T14:47:21+00:00

The Public Works Department collects yard waste from residential addresses every Thursday from mid-May to September. Yard waste is collected and composted, and used in municipal greenspaces and projects.

Acceptable materials at this time are grass clippings and leaves only.

Twigs, branches, and other plant materials are not part of the compost program and will not be picked up curbside. Town residents can dispose of twigs, branches, stumps, and root balls free of charge at the Valleyview Landfill during regular landfill hours, Tuesdays and Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Bundled tree branches and twigs may also be disposed of during the Town’s annual Large Item Pick Up Program, which usually occurs in May each year. Further details on that program are made available in April.

Please note:

  • Acceptable yard waste intended for compost must be placed in a clear bag and be free of animal droppings.
  • Place bags for composting curbside, on your property, Thursdays by 7:00 a.m. Please ensure their placement does not obstruct the roadway or the sidewalk.
  • To ensure the health and safety of our sanitation workers, the total weight of each bag must not exceed 40 pounds – if you can lift the bag with one hand, it is considered a safe weight for handling. If a bag is deemed too heavy for lifting, it will not be picked up.

For more information on the Residential Yard Waste Program, please call the Public Works Department, (780) 524-5154 or (780) 524-5155.

Large Item Pick-Up Program

Large Item Pick Up Program2022-04-21T14:41:52+00:00

Each May, the Town of Valleyview offers a week-long Large Item Pick Up Program to residents within the Town. During this event, Public Works crews will pick up items curbside from residential addresses only. Please check this website and the Town of Valleyview Facebook page near the end of April for the dates of this event and instructions on how to register.

What Items Qualify for this Program?

Examples of items that qualify for this program are typically items that homeowner(s) or occupant(s) cannot transport to an acceptable landfill or transfer station on their own, such as:

  • Large appliances (refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, ranges, dishwashers, etc.)
  • Household furniture (sofas, loveseats, dining tables, chairs, headboards, etc.)
  • Mattresses
  • Small Equipment (lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, etc.)
  • Barbecues
  • Bicycles
  • Exercise Equipment (must be dismantled)
  • Tires
  • Metal
  • Wood (must be bundled)

What Items Do Not Qualify?

Some examples of items that do not qualify for the Large Item Pick Up Program are:

  • Small or light items that can be easily transported (planters, empty propane tanks, etc)
  • Construction and home demolition materials such as drywall and insulation
  • Items located in or around homes – crews cannot enter homes or yards to retrieve items, they must be left curbside.

More Questions? We Have Answers…

How will I know when the Large Item Pick Up Program is scheduled to take place?

The Public Works Department will announce program details in April on the Town of Valleyview website and Facebook page. Please check these sites periodically for the scheduled dates.

How do I register for the Large Item Pick Up Program?

When the dates and details of the program are announced, please call the number provided and be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Your civic address
  • Description of the items you wish to be picked up.

Where do I place my large items for pick up?

Place large items for pick up curbside, on your property. Please ensure their placement does not obstruct the roadway or the sidewalk.

I have items that do not qualify for the Large Item Pick Up Program. How can I dispose of them?

The Town of Valleyview offers several avenues for residents to dispose of items not accepted through the Large Item Pick Up Program.

  • Electronics and Small Appliances are accepted materials at the Valleyview Recycle Centre. Click here for more information on the Recycle Centre.
  • Yard waste, such as trees, stumps, branches, and root balls can be taken to the Valleyview Landfill. Visit the Waste Management page for the location, hours, and acceptable items.
  • Grass clippings and leaves: every Thursday from mid-May to September, the Public Works Department offers curbside collection of grass clippings and leaves from residential addresses. Clippings and leaves must be in clear bags and free of animal droppings. For more information on the Residential Yard Waste Program, click here.

I placed several items curbside for pick up, but crews didn’t take it all. Why?

There are a couple reasons your items may not have been picked up.

Firstly, it is more efficient to load like items (metal, wood, or furniture, etc.) together. This waste sorting method ensures quicker, more efficient disposal at the landfill or transfer station. Crews may do a second run before all your items are collected.

Secondly, it may also be possible your items don’t qualify for pick up. Please review the above list of items and if you are still unsure, call the Public Works Department at (780) 524-5154 or (780) 524-5155 to confirm.

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