Cardboard and paper
Cardboard and paper recycling is available to residents and businesses of Beaver County. Cardboard needs to be flattened. If paper or cardboard is wet or soiled throw it away. 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, Holden, and at the Lindbrook, Tofield, and Viking transfer stations.
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).
Eligible paint products in containers sized
100 ml to 23 L:
- Paint-based aerosols
- Blank aerosol cans
Architectural coatings including:
- Water-based paint e.g. latex, acrylic
- Oil and solvent-based (alkyd)
Interior and exterior paint and stains:
- Chalk-based paint
- Craft and artist paints e.g. tempura
- Drywall paint
- Enamels (standard single component)
- Epoxies (pre-catalyzed)
- Ink-based paints
- Rust preventative coatings
- Milk-based paints
Top coats (single component, waterborne/water-based or solvent-based):
- Pre-catalyzed and nitrocellulose
- Water borne
- Shellac and shellac-based products
- Primers, sealers and undercoats
Stains and finishes:
- Barn and fence
- 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
- Water repellent sealers
- Solvents, thinners and mineral spirits
- Stone effects coatings
- Stucco paint
- Swimming pool coating (single component)
- Textured paint
- Truck bed coating
- Deck cleaners
- Dry fog coating
- Fire-retardent/resitive 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)
Recycle your Twine and Grain Bags with Claystone Waste
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
- 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.
- Roll – Prepare grain bags by tightly rolling with a mechanical grain bag roller or baler, and then securing tightly with twine.
- 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 material.
- 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.
- Bag – Place loose twine in a clear collection bag, poke holes in the bottom to drain moisture, and secure 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 landfill or the Viking Transfer Station.
- Return – Return to the Ryley Transfer Station at the landfill or the Viking Transfer Station.
Grain bags 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.
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).
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).
Tracks of any kind cannot 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).
Oil, Filters and Containers
Oil, filters and 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).
Propane bottles can be recycled at any one of our transfer stations. Ensure that bottles are empty when dropped off for recycling.
Metal can be recycled at the Lindbrook, Tofield, Ryley, Viking and Kinsella transfer stations.
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.