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South Forty Waste Services Commission Detailed Information

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND CELL PHONE RECYCLING

 The South Forty Waste Services Commission is now accepting rechargeable batteries and cell phones for recycling. 

 ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:

  •  Small, dry cell rechargeable batteries (Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd); Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH); Lithium Ion (Li-ion); Small Sealed Lead (Pb)
  • Rechargeable batteries from power cordless power tools, cellular phones, laptop computers, camcorders, two-way radios and remote control toys
  • All types of cell phones

 NON-ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:

  • ALKALINE, NON-RECHARGEABLE OR RECHARGEABLE WET CELL BATTERIES.
  • ALKALINE OR LITHIUM BATTERIES
  • BAG OR CORDLESS PHONES.

FREON

Freon removal service is available at Tirecraft in Foremost.  Freon removal certification (sticker) is required before acceptance at the designated sites.

CARDBOARD COLLECTION

The Cardboard Trailer will be located at Skiff, Etzikom and Orion on a monthly basis as indicated in the chart below.  Please note only clean, flattened, corrugated cardboard is accepted at all sites monthly.  CHEMICAL BOXES must also be flattened and will, then, be treated as regular garbage.

HOURS OF OPERATION AND GARBAGE TYPES – Effective March 1st, 2008

The following charts will indicate where and when various types of garbage will be accepted.  All sites will be closed except for the times posted.     ***  The sites are closed on Statutory Holidays.

WednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday

FOREMOST

1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ETZIKOM

 Cardboard Collection – 1st Thursday of every month2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

ORION

 Cardboard Collection – 1st Thursday of every month9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

SKIFF

Cardboard collection – 1st Wednesday of every month – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p. m.  2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

GARBAGE DISPOSAL GUIDE

   Foremost Etzikom Skiff OrionForemost County ShopBow Island Regional LandfillTrailer east of Foremost LibraryShell Service Station; County; Tirecraft
Animal Carcasses (Small) Yes Yes YesYes    
Asphalt ShinglesYes       
BatteriesYes  Yes    
Burn BarrelsYesYesYesYes    
Cardboard (Clean, Flattened Corrugated) Yes Yes Yes Yes    
Concrete     Yes  
Freon Removal       Tire Craft in Foremost, AB.
Furniture- Large Used,  etc. Yes       
 GrainTreated     Yes  
UntreatedYes       
Grass ClippingsYesYesYesYes    
Household GarbageYesYesYesYes    
Milk Jugs      Yes 
Pesticide ContainersYes  Yes    
Scrap Metal– No fuel tanks OR old vehicles / campers acceptedYes  Yes    
Used Oil    Yes   
Used Oil Filters    Yes  Yes
Used Oil Jugs   Yes    
Used TiresYes  Yes    
White Goods (fridges, stoves, washing machines etc.)Yes  Yes    
 WoodUntreated Wood or Trees Yes Yes Yes Yes    
Treated Lumber      Yes   

LITTERING OF HIGHWAYS AND DITCHES

YOUR CO-OPERATION IS NEEDED:  Due to an excessive amount of garbage coming off loads being hauled to the Foremost Transfer Station, it would be appreciated if loads could be secured to alleviate littering the highway and ditches.

e – WASTE

Effective February 1st, 2005, the South Forty Waste Services Commission is now accepting the following e-Waste at the Foremost Transfer Site:

  • Televisions
  • Computer Monitors (CRT and LCD)
  • CPU’s (including mouse, keyboard, cables, desktop computer speakers)
  • Laptop and notebook computers
  • Desktop printers and printer combinations (i.e. desktop printers with faxing and/or scanning capabilities

HOURS OF OPERATION – FOREMOST TRANSFER SITE

WEDNESDAY:
1:00 P.M. TO 6:00 P.M.
FRIDAY:
8:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.
SATURDAY:
2:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Report to the Waste Transfer Site Operator before disposing of garbage
  • Arrive earlier to allow sufficient time to unload before closing time.

SCAVENGING

NO SCAVENGING IS PERMITTED AT THE FOREMOST AND ORION SITES.