Government

Garbage/Recycling
Effective January 3, 2014, the contract for garbage and recycling collection was taken over by GFL (Green for Life) Environmental Inc.
 
Collection will still take place every Friday
  • Place your garbage/recycling at the curb by 8:00 a.m.
  • Your garbage cart MUST be 1 metre (3 feet) away from any and all obstructions including vehicles, your recycling bag or any obstructions overhead such as trees, bushes, overhead powerlines, etc.
  • Lid on your garbage cart must be completely closed. Garbage cart may be filled to capacity providing the lid on the cart fully closes.
  • All garbage placed in the bin must be in a bag and tied securely.
  • Garbage carts must be removed from the curb and Town property within 12 hours following pick up.
 
 Recycling
 
For more information on proper cart placement, click here. 
 
No need to sort your recyclables. GFL (Green for Life) Environmental Inc. does single stream recycling. All acceptable items can be placed in one blue bag. Acceptable items are:
  • Newspring/Heavy Paper: newspaper, magazines, phone books, catalogues, flyers
  • Mixed Paper: office paper, junk mail, shredded paper, etc.
  • Boxboard: cereal boxes, tissue boxes, toilet paper/paper towel rolls, pasta boxes (basically any box that you purchase from a grocery store containing food, health & beauty products)
  • Containers: food cans, beverage containers, rigid plastics #1, 2, 4 & 5, deposit items
  • Corrugated cardboard: flattened and folded and placed beneath your blue bag
    • Pieces can be no larger than 2’x3’ (60cmx90cm)
Please place folded boxboard (as above) and smaller cardboard inside your blue bag.
 
For more information on what can and can't be recycled, click here
 

PLEASE NO GLASS OR STYROFOAM

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Town of Sexsmith @ 780-568-3681 or GFL (Green for Life) Environmental Inc. @ 780-532-3086. Thank you for your cooperation.
 

The Town of Sexsmith is now part of the Recycle My Cell program

Most of us have owned on average three or four cell phones prior to our current one. That means that a lot of us likely have a slew of old devices that are either getting hidden away in junk drawers or disposed of incorrectly.

The Town of Sexsmith has joined Recycle My Cell, Canada's free cell phone recycling program, making it easy to dispose of your old devices responsibly. A drop off box is located at the Town office, 9927-100 Street, Sexsmith, Alberta, where old wireless devices and their accessories will be accepted, regardless of brand or condition. After your device is received, it is sent to a processor where it can be refurbished or broken down and recycled.

"Thinking green doesn't need to be complicated, and keeping old cell phones out of our landfills couldn't be easier,” says Bernard Lord, president & CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association. "I encourage all Canadians to take a few moments to reflect on some of the simple things they can do to help protect the environment for future generations.”

Help the Town of Sexsmith go green by dropping off your old cell phones! Accepted items include: cell phones, smartphones, wireless PDAs and pagers (as well as their batteries and accessories). For more information on the program, visit www.RecycleMyCell.ca.

 

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