A Guide To Recycling with Claystone

We get it – recycling can be confusing. What goes where, what needs to be cleaned, what needs to be bagged or tied…? Don’t worry. This guide will help you understand what we accept at our Transfer Stations, and how best to prepare it for easy, quick disposal.

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Cardboard and Paper

Cardboard and paper recycling is available to residents and businesses of Beaver County. The cardboard needs to be flattened. If paper or cardboard is wet or soiled, please dispose of it with your unrecyclable waste. Unfortunately, soiled materials contaminate the load and make recycling harder, or in some cases impossible. Sort paper and cardboard and place in the proper bin. Dedicated bins are located in Ryley and Holden, and at the Lindbrook, Tofield, and Viking Transfer Stations.

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Paint

Disposal of paint for recycling is available at the Lindbrook, Viking, and Ryley Transfer Stations. The paint recycling program is facilitated through the Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA).

Find more information on their website.

Eligible Paint products in containers sized 100ml to 23L:

Aerosol/Spray Paints:

  • Paint-Based Aerosols
  • Blank Aerosol Cans

 

Architectural Coatings Including:

  • Water-Based Paint (e.g., latex, acrylic)
  • Oil and Solvent-Based Paint (alkyd)

 

Interior and Exterior Paint and Stains:

  • Chalk-Based Paint
  • Craft and Artist Paints (e.g., tempera)
  • Drywall Paint
  • Enamels (Standard Single Component)
  • Epoxies (Pre-Catalyzed)
  • Ink-Based Paints

 

Metal Paints:

  • Decorative
  • Rust-Preventative Coatings
  • Milk-Based Paints

 

Top Coats (Single Component, Waterborne/Water-Based or Solvent-Based):

  • Glazes

 

Lacquers

  • Pre-Catalyzed and Nitrocellulose
  • Water Borne
  • Polyurethanes
  • Shellac and Shellac-Based Products
  • Urethanes
  • Varnishes
  • Primers, Sealers, and Undercoats

 

Stains and Finishes

  • Barn and Fence
  • Deck
  • Floor
  • Porch and Patio
  • Wood Finishing Oils and Stains

 

Sealers (Non-Tar or Non-Bitumen-Based)

  • Concrete Sealer
  • Driveway Paints or Sealers
  • Elastomeric Coatings (Water-Based Only)
  • Encapsulant Coatings
  • Liquid Block Filler
  • Masonry Sealer
  • Stain-Blocking Paint
  • Undercoat
  • Water-Repellent Sealers

 

Textured Paint

  • Stone Effects Coatings
  • Stucco Paint
  • Swimming Pool Coating (single component)
  • Textured Paint
  • Truck Bed Coating

 

Miscellaneous

  • Deck Cleaners
  • Dry Fog Coating
  • Fire-Retardant/Restive Coating (e.g., Pink Shield)
  • Marine Paint and Enamel (Non-Anti-Fouling)
  • Scenic, Movie Set Paint
  • Strippers for Paint, Coatings, and Wallpaper Removal
  • Traffic Marking Paint
  • Tree Marking Paint
  • Wood Preservatives (Non-Creosote)
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Grain Bags

Twine and grain bags can be recycled under a three-year pilot program which is funded by the Government of Alberta.

The pilot program is operated by Cleanfarms and is available free of charge to all Albertans. Be sure to reference the following instructions prior to dropping off your grain bags and twine for recycling to avoid rejection or tipping fees.

Grain Bag Recycling

  1. Shake – Remove debris; grain bags need to be as clean as possible with care to remove as much organic material (spoilage, dirt, etc.) before or during rolling. Excessively dirty or loose/unrolled bags may be rejected or subject to a landfill tipping fee or additional charges at drop-off.
  2. Roll – Prepare grain bags by tightly rolling them with a mechanical grain bag roller or baler, and then securing them tightly with twine.
  3. Return – Grain bags can be brought to the Ryley Transfer Station at the landfill. Please contact 780-663-2038 and leave a message about scheduling a Tuesday drop-off prior to dropping off the material.

Twine Recycling

  1. Shake – Remove as much debris, snow, or ice as possible. Excessively dirty twine may be rejected or subject to a landfill tipping fee or additional charges at drop-off.
  2. Bag – Place loose twine in a clear collection bag, poke holes in the bottom to drain moisture, and secure the bag closed with twine or a zip tie. Please do not knot the twine. Twine collection bags made from 90% PCR content with perforated holes in the bottom are available at no cost to producers and can be obtained at the Ryley Transfer Station at the Claystone Waste Beaver Regional Landfill or the Viking Transfer Station.
  3. Return – Return to the Ryley Transfer Station at the Claystone Waste Beaver Regional Landfill or the Viking Transfer Station.

Grain bag drop-offs must be pre-scheduled and take place on Tuesdays.

Please call 780-663-2038 and leave a message about scheduling a Tuesday drop-off.

Find more information at the Alberta Ag-Plastic Recycle It! website.

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Electronics

Electronics can be recycled at the Lindbrook, Tofield, Ryley, and Viking Transfer Stations. Recycle televisions, computers, servers, laptops, tablets, printers, copiers, scanners, and fax machines.

The electronics recycling program is facilitated through the Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA)

Find more information on their website.

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Tires

Tires can be recycled at the Lindbrook, Ryley, and Viking Transfer Stations. You can recycle car and light truck tires, medium truck tires, specialty tires (agricultural, ATV, skid-loader, motorcycle, bicycle, lawn tractor, implement), and OTR (Off The Road) tires (mining, forestry, construction equipment). Bicycle tires are collected separately at our Lindbrook Transfer Station.

Tracks of any kind CAN NOT be recycled.

Foam-filled or solid tires CANNOT be recycled (solid skid loader tires)

The tire recycling program is facilitated through the Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA).

Find more information on their website

recycling-oils

Oils, Filters, and Containers

Oil, filters, jugs, and containers can be recycled at the Lindbrook, Ryley, and Viking Transfer Stations. Ensure that oil is not contaminated with other substances (e.g., diesel, antifreeze, water, etc.) Only jugs and containers under 5L are recyclable under this program.

The oil recycling program is facilitated through the Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA).

Find more information on their website.

recycling-antifreeze

Antifreeze

Antifreeze can be recycled at the Lindbrook, Ryley, and Viking Transfer Stations.

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Propane Bottles

Propane bottles can be recycled at any one of our Transfer Stations. Ensure that bottles are empty when dropped off for recycling.

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Metal

Metal can be recycled at the Lindbrook, Tofield, Ryley, Viking, and Kinsella Transfer Stations.

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Freon-Containing Appliances

Refrigerators, cold water dispensers, and other freon-containing appliances can be recycled at Lindbrook, Ryley, Viking, and Kinsella Transfer Stations. There is a Freon removal charge of $25 per appliance.

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Automotive and Large Batteries

Automotive batteries can be recycled at the Lindbrook, Ryley, and Viking Transfer Stations. Accepted batteries include car, tractor, motorcycle, emergency lighting batteries, and booster pack batteries removed from the casing.