Garbage & Recycle

Collection days for both black and blue bins are Wednesdayweekly.

The Town of Fairview provides each residential property with a black garbage bin and a blue recycling bin for collection. Holidays may affect collection dates; any changes will be posted on the website.

What Can Go In
  • The equivalent of 3 bags of garbage will fit in the bin
  • Regular bagged food waste, packaging, smaller worn-out household items
  • Rags/old clothes
  • Broken dishes or glass (inside a puncture-proof container)
  • Floor-sweepings, sawdust, etc. Please be sure to bag dusty materials
  • Pet feces and kitty litter (must be double-bagged)

*Note: All materials must be properly bagged or bundled and approved garbage cans must be used.

What Stays Out
  • Household hazardous waste (i.e.: oven cleaners, spray paint, motor oil, pesticides, toilet cleaners, batteries, propane tanks (large and small), fluorescent light bulbs, solvents).
  • Large items such as mattresses, box springs, furniture, televisions, stereos, sofas, etc.
  • Building/renovation materials (i.e.: wood with nails sticking out, drywall, carpeting, lumber, etc.)
  • Tree stumps and roots, manure, dirt, sod, gravel, bricks, concrete.
  • Tires, large heavy gauge metal, auto parts.
  • Liquids, cooking oil, paint. These can leak out of the truck and onto your street.
  • Needles, syringes, lancets, and bio-medical waste. Contact your pharmacy for information on local needle take-back programs. Not all pharmacies offer this service.
Extra garbage bag tag

For those times when you exceed what can fit in your weekly garbage bin, Bag Tags are available for purchase at the Town of Fairview Administration office. Place the bag sticker visibly on the extra bags and place the bags beside the full black garbage bin at the curb.

What Can Go In
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Catalogues
  • Envelopes
  • Office paper
  • Junk mail
  • Phonebooks
  • Brochures
  • Glossy flyers
  • Paper labels
  • Non-metallic gift wrap
  • Tin
  • Aluminum
  • Washed metal food and beverage containers
  • Tin cans
  • Foil trays
  • Pie plates
  • Clean foil wrap
  • Jar lids
  • Hard plastics 1-7
What Stays Out
  • Plastic toys
  • Bubble wrap
  • Plastic bags or plastic film
  • Styrofoam
  • Glass of any kind
  • Ceramics
  • Toxic items (batteries, paint cans, aerosol cans)
  • Electronics or small appliances
  • Diapers
  • Scrap metal or wood
  • Food or Yard waste
  • Unrinsed or soiled containers
  • Pizza boxes

Contamination occurs when unacceptable material is placed in the blue bin. Any recyclables that are coming with waste such as garbage, pet waste, organics (food waste and grease), soft plastics or disposable diapers are contaminated and not recycled. Unwashed or dirty recyclables are also considered to be contaminated.

Contamination increases the program cost and ultimately the cost to the resident.

Contamination of one bin – if bad enough – can result in an entire truckload of recycling going to the landfill. For this reason, we are strict and will reject contaminated recycling.

Plastics Coding #1-7 Explained

SymbolNameCommon Uses
01 PETE SymbolPolyethelyne Terephthalate (PETE)
Accepted in blue bag
Plastic soft drink, sports drink and water bottles, mouthwash bottles, peanut butter, salad dressing containers, berry boxes and cake domes.
High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Accepted in blue bag
Milk, water and juice containers, liquid detergent bottles, laundry soap containers, ice cream containers, yogurt, and margarine tubs
Vinyl (V)
Accepted in blue bag
Shampoo bottles and vegetable oil bottles with handles
Not accepted in blue bag
Clear food packaging
Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
Accepted in blue bag
Carry-out snacks, squeezable bottles (i.e. honey, mustard)
Not accepted in blue bag
Bread bags, frozen food bags, dry cleaning bags, grocery bags
Polypropylene (PP)
Accepted in blue bag
Yogurt containers and margarine tubs
Accepted in blue bag
Compact disc cases, aspirin bottles, plant pots
Not accepted in blue bag
Accepted in blue bag
Some citrus juice and ketchup bottles, some flexible packaging for items like bacon and cheese

Bins should be placed in front of the sidewalk on the road and must have a 1-meter (3 ft) clearance for the bin lifter system to safely lift the bin for emptying. If you park on the street, please make sure your bin is accessible.

As per Bylaw 1047/GEN/2018 bins are to be set out curbside not earlier than 4:00 pm the day before service and must be removed from the street by 12:00 pm the following day of service.

In an effort to promote sustainability and reduce waste, the Town of Fairview has taken a significant step by providing public flattened cardboard recycling bins throughout the downtown shopping district. These large blue bins are strategically placed to make recycling convenient and easily accessible for residents and visitors alike.

To ensure the effectiveness of this recycling initiative, it is crucial that we follow certain guidelines when disposing of cardboard. By adhering to these guidelines, we can guarantee that the recycling process runs smoothly and efficiently.

Only flattened cardboard:
When using the designated recycling bins, please make sure to dispose of only flattened cardboard. This helps save space and allows for more efficient collection and transportation.
No other materials:
It's important to note that the large blue bins are specifically for cardboard recycling. Please refrain from placing any other materials, such as plastic, paper, or metal, in these bins. These items should be recycled separately to ensure proper handling and processing.
Properly contained:
Before depositing your flattened cardboard in the recycling bin, please ensure that it is free from any contaminants, such as food waste or excessive tape. These contaminants can hinder the recycling process and may result in the rejection of the entire load.
Break down large boxes:
If you have large cardboard boxes, we kindly request that you break them down into smaller pieces. This facilitates better space utilization and allows for more efficient recycling.

By following these guidelines, we can work together to make Fairview a greener and more environmentally conscious community. Recycling cardboard not only conserves valuable resources but also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and landfill waste.

Cardboard Recycling Map

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Extra bags will be collected only if the lime green extra bag tag is affixed to the bag. Please do not place additional bags curbside until the day of collection to avoid the potential for litter. Ensure extra bags are placed 3 ft from the collection bins, curbside.

Bag tags can be purchased from the Town of Fairview Administration office for $1.00 (+GST).

A list of what is allowed to be received by our landfill and recycling area is available.

Collection days for both black and blue bins are Wednesdays of each week. Holidays may affect collection dates; any changes will be posted on the website.

Do NOT use liners. Contents must be either loose or secure in recycling bags.

All garbage must be placed in the black bin securely in bags.

If your bin is missing or has been damaged, please contact the Town of Fairview Administration office. There is a replacement fee of $75.00 (+GST) for any missing or non-repairable bins. Bins that require repair and maintenance (ie. Lid replacement, cracked bin, wheel replacement) will be completed at no cost.

All bins are numbered, and this number is registered with the property address. All bins stay with the residence if a person moves, therefore bins will be at the residence when you move in. If you are missing your bins when you move in, please contact the Town of Fairview Administration office as soon as possible.

For newly built residential homes, please contact the Town of Fairview Administration office to have your bins registered and delivered to the new property address.

Billing for garbage and recycling collection service is attached to your Town of Fairview utilities bill.

North Peace Regional Landfill

  • Tuesday – Friday
    9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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    9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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