Summer Village of Silver Sands

Box 8

Alberta Beach AB

T0E 0A0 

Office/Courier Location:

4808-51 Street

Onoway AB  T0E 1V0

P:587-873-5765 F:780-967-0431

Coming in July 2018 - Blue Bag Recycling!

The Summer Village of Silver Sands is Going green!  The Summer Village will begin a bi-weekly Blue-bag recycling program & bi-weekly waste collection program.

​Waste containers will be collected on Tuesday mornings - bi-weekly.

​Blue bags will be collected on Thursday mornings - bi-weekly.

Print Your New July 2018 ​Collection Schedule

How will the program work?

-Residents will be responsible for supplying their own Blue bags (these are blue-colored large plastic garbage-type bags – can be purchased at most grocery / hardware / department stores) to use for household recyclables.

-The Blue bags of household recyclables will be collected biweekly.

-There is no limit on the number of blue bags you can put out!

What items can be put into the Blue bags?

-Mixed Paper

-Paperboard/Cardboard (clean, no food soil)

-Tin Cans (cleaned)

-Rigid Plastic (#1 & #2)

-Deposit Items (Mix containers, pop & beer cans/bottles, tetra paks)

(NO styrofoam / NO straws or plastic utensils / NO plastic bags / NO hazardous waste)

Waste Pick Up Information 

Waste Pick Up is Tuesday Mornings at 7:00 a.m.
The Summer Village contracts solid waste pickup services which is picked up weekly during the summer months (May to October) and bi-weekly during the winter months (November to April) on Tuesday mornings.  Each property is provided with a waste container. Please ensure your container is out by 7:00 a.m. on collection days.  If you require repair or replacement of your waste container, contact the Summer Village Admin Office at 587-873-5765.

Note:   In July of 2018, waste pick up in the Summer Village will be bi-weekly year round combined with bi-weekly blue bag recycling pick up.

Summer Village Compost Site - Now Open!
The Summer Village Compost site is located at the Public Works Quonset site.  Hours of operation are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   The site currently accepts leaves and grass clippings.

Current 2018 Waste Collection Schedule - Print Here

July 2018 Waste/Blue Bag Collection Schedule - Print Here


Some general guidelines for cart use are as follows:
Place your cart at your collection point by 7:00 a.m. on collection day.
Place your cart on the road surface.
Ensure the cart opens toward the road. (Wheels and handles toward your house)
Place carts at least 1 m from parked cars, other carts or any obstruction.
Ensure that only approved waste is contained in the cart, ONLY non-hazardous waste is accepted.
Avoid overfilling the cart. Lids must close for proper dumping.Regional Landfill Site
Large items and excessive waste can be taken to the Highway 43 Waste Commission located on highway 43 and RR35.  Their hours are Monday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed on stat holidays and Sundays).  There is a charge of $57.50/tonne.

Tips for Reducing Waste

Reduce - Buy only what you need. If you buy too much food, it'll spoil before you get the chance to eat it. Use reusable shopping bags - always carry a bag with you, just in case you need one. Find out how to compost and compost food scraps and use them to grow more food. Avoid purchasing products with excessive packaging.

Reuse Shop second-hand and at consignment stores or consider re-selling your ‘stuff’ before throwing it out.  Utilize sites like Kijiji and Ebay for buying and selling.

Recycle Look for public recycling bins when you're out at the park or shopping centre. Request recycling bins when you find a business that doesn’t have one. Try all waste disposal options, and at last, throw it out.

Examine your buying and disposal habits:

Do you choose durable goods over disposables?
Do you bring your own reusable bags and carry a reusable mug with you?
Do you separate materials for reuse, recycle and compost?

Council is aware that the bi-weekly winter waste schedule may not accommodate some families.  The following options are, therefore, available to you:

Larger items can be disposed of at the Summer Village’s Annual Large Bin Clean up which is held in May or can be taken year-round to the Regional Landfill Site located at RR35 and Hwy 43, a per tonne fee will apply.
Recyclable items can be taken to the Regional Landfill Site located at RR35 and Hwy 43.  The following items are accepted:

Paper, Cardboard, Clear Glass, Plastics, Tires, Batteries, Paint, Hazardous Household Waste, and Electronics. Household Hazardous Waste Roundups are held each year in the month of September in Onoway and Mayerthorpe. Pesticide Containers must be triple or pressure washer rinsed and the cap and booklet removed but leave the label on.

If you still feel you require a second waste cart, you can deal with GFL Environmental directly by contacting them at 780-444-8805.  There will be a $29.67 set up admin fee (one time) plus $18.25/month for the rental of a second bin.  Your first month would be $47.92 and each month afterwards would be $18.25.  GFL will bill you directly and will only accept pre-authorized payments or credit card payments for this service.