Waste and Recycling Q & A

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  • Do I have to bag or sort waste or recyclables?

    You only need to put waste in a tied bag (biodegradable is recommended) before putting it in the brown container. Clean, unsoiled recyclables can be placed in the blue container loose or bagged in a transparent, blue plastic recycling bag.

  • What are the curbside pickup dates and rules?

    A weekly curbside waste and recycling pick-up service is provided every Tuesday to residents living in Lac La Biche, and every Wednesday to residents in Plamondon and 12 country subdivisions (Young’s Beach, Holowachuk Estates, Lakeview Estates, Clearwater Cove, Sunset Bay, Lac La Biche West, Churchill Gates, Summit Heights, Wedgewood/Green Banks, Claude Lake, Ulliac Beach and Mission Spruce Bay).

    The containers must have their lids closed, be out between 6:00 and 8:00 am on the day of pickup and properly placed and spaced.They must be removed from the road by 6 am the next morning.

    Sort and dispose of waste and recyclables properly by finding out What Goes Where?

  • What do I do if my container gets damaged or lost?

    The County will investigate and make arrangements to replace or repair them. There may be charges for damages if the damage is caused by homeowner negligence.
  • What do I do with items that are too big for the curbside containers or at not accepted?

    Take large items to your local landfill or transfer site. Fees may apply. The County holds a Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up twice a year in the hamlet of Lac Lac Biche to collect paint, batteries and other hazardous goods. These can also be taken to any landfill or transfer site at any time.

    You can compost yard waste or take it to a landfill or transfer site. Composters can be purchased from the County at cost.

  • What should I do if I have extra waste that won't fit in my curbside container?

    Either store extra waste to dispose of the following week, or take the excess garbage to any County landfill or transfer site free of charge. Because of the automated system, overfilled containers or excess bags left outside of the container will not be picked up.
  • When are landfill and transfer stations open and what are the tipping fees?

    Landfills and transfer stations follow a year-round schedule of hours of operation. A tipping fee is charged for industrial, commercial and institutional waste. Disposal of regular household garbage & recycling is free.