The Recycling & Environmental Action Planning PROHIBITED MATERIALS Society (REAPS, www.reaps.org) offers work- The following materials are not accepted at the shops and provides information brochures on Transfer Station facility. Alternative waste disposal home composting. For more information, call options are available for these materials. REAPS at 250-561-7327. Cattle Carcasses Refuse (on fire or The Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill site Chemical Waste smoldering) has a centralized composting operation for Fencing Wire Sewage Sludge recycling yard and garden trimmings (leaves, Fuels Paints/Solvents grass and hedge clippings, plants, flowers, Hazardous Waste Special Waste (Provincial weeds, vegetable stocks, shrub and tree Liquids Regulation) branches up to 75 mm (3 inches) in diameter). Lubricants Steel/Plastic Drums (if not Land clearing debris or industrial sources of Pesticides cut/crushed/perforated) wood waste are not accepted for composting. When delivering loads of compostable yard and Please contact the Foothills Boulevard Regional garden waste, please ensure that loads are Landfill at 250-962-8972 or the Regional District Service Centre at 250-960-4400 for more covered and contained so that material does not information. blow out onto the roads. Alternate Disposal Site Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill Hours of Operation Materials that are not accepted at the Vanway Transfer Station, but will be Winter: November 1 – March 31 accepted at the Foothills Boulevard Monday to Friday 7 am – 5 pm Regional Landfill include: Saturday 7 am – 4 pm Sunday 10 am – 4 pm Air Summer: April 1 – October 31 Concrete/ Mattresses Conditioning Asphalt Furniture Units Monday to Friday 7 am – 7pm Construction Dead Animals Saturday 7 am – 7 pm Anti-freeze Sunday 10 am – 7 pm Waste (not cows) Fridges/ Roofing Holiday Operating Hours are from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Appliances Freezers Materials The facility is CLOSED on Christmas Day and New Years Day. Va n wa y Auto Hot Water Used Oil/Oil Hulks/Parts Lead Acid Tanks Land Clearing Filters Recycling Soils Batteries Bulky Materials Debris Lumber Vehicle Parts Depot and Tires Transfer Most of these items can be dropped off at no charge at the Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill. Call the Landfill at 250-962-8972 for further 155 George Street, Prince George, BC V2L 1P8 Telephone (250) 960-4400 Station information. Toll Free 1-800-667-1959 Fax (250) 562-8676 / www.rdffg.bc.ca SITE OPERATION Location Map The Vanway Recycling Depot and Transfer Station • Appliances and parts such as stoves, is operated by the City of Prince George. The Vanway dishwashers, hot water tanks, washers, facility is designed to accommodate waste disposal Transfer dryers and any other non-refrigeration type Station appliance; needs for residents living in the southwest/west areas of the City. Commercial and large loads • Bicycle frames and barbecue hulks; should be delivered to the Foothills Boulevard • Metal roofing and siding; Regional Landfill. • Lawn mower bodies, snowmobile and motor City residents wishing to dispose of excess bike frames (fuel and lubricants must be garbage will be required to pay a $4.00 fee. removed); and Residents in the West Lake, Beaverley and Mud • Any steel containers (drums and tanks) must River settlement areas have a Pass Card that allows be crushed or perforated to ensure that they for 50 visits to the transfer station for the purpose of contain no liquid or hazardous material. disposing of household garbage. Pressurized containers cannot be recycled. Waste reduction services such as recycling and The following waste disposal options and Refrigeration Appliances compostable yard waste drop off are provided at the services are available at the Vanway Recycling site. There are no fees charged to access waste Depot and Transfer Station. Refrigeration type appliances are accepted at the reduction services. Foothills Landfill site for a nominal disposal fee of $15. The fee pays for the recovery and recycling A site attendant is on duty during operating hours to MULTI-MATERIAL RECYCLING of the ozone depleting refrigerant gases and the maintain the facility and provide assistance to site users. Please follow the directions of the site Recycling bins are provided to receive: recycling of the appliance body. Ozone depleting attendant. gas recovery is mandatory and regulated by the • Metal Food Containers and Milk Jugs Province of BC for the protection of the earth’s rinse cans, remove labels, place lids ozone layer. TRANSFER STATION SERVICES inside cans and flatten This facility provides opportunities for recycling, • Mixed Paper composting of yard and garden waste, and cardboard, catalogues, glossy flyers, Tire Recycling household garbage disposal by way of the on-site cereal boxes, office paper, kraft grocery When buying new tires, leave your old ones with transfer station. To make the best use of the bags, phone books, envelopes, the tire retailer and they will ensure that they are services offered, residents are asked to separate out magazines, newspaper, cardboard egg recycled. Otherwise, tires can be taken to the recyclables from garbage prior to visiting the facility. cartons (no paper with plastic, foil, wax, McBride and Valemount Regional Transfer or food residue please) Stations. Passenger and Light Truck Tires (PLT’s HOURS OF OPERATION • Cardboard Compactor <16.5”) off rims can be disposed of at no charge. The transfer station operates on the following remove all non-cardboard material such There is a disposal fee for medium truck tires schedule: as plastic and styrofoam - staples and (MT’s >16.5” and <25.5”) and off road tires tape can remain on boxes. (ORT’s >25.5” and/or with a tread width > 12”) off Winter: November 1 – March 31 rims. Disposal fees are charged at the Foothills Monday to Friday 7 am – 5 pm ALTERNATE WASTE Boulevard facility for MT and ORT tires. Saturday 7 am – 4 pm DISPOSAL OPTIONS Sunday 10 am – 4 pm Scrap Metal Recycling Yard and Garden Waste Recycling Summer: April 1 – October 31 Private scrap metal services are available for Backyard composting is an effective method for Monday to Friday 7 am – 7pm handling your yard and garden waste. Leaves, commercial generators and for auto hulk Saturday 7 am – 7 pm disposal. Small loads of metal materials are grass clippings and vegetable clippings can all be Sunday 10 am – 7 pm accepted at the Foothills Boulevard Regional recycled in your backyard then added to your Holiday Operating Hours are from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Landfill at no charge. lawns and gardens. The facility is CLOSED on Christmas Day and New Years Day.