Residential Waste & Recycling Program
The Town of Ponoka offers its utility customers a 3-stream, curbside, residential Waste & Recycling Program which includes:
- a Grey cart for waste/garbage,
- recycling is to be placed at the curb in blue or clear transparent bags,
- a Green cart for yard waste e.g. grass clippings, twigs and small branches, other plant/compost material.
The grey cart for garbage is picked up every other week then the bags of recycle materials are picked up the opposite week; the green compost cart is collected every week from May 3 to October 29 in 2018. The Town has been divided into three zones. Each zone is scheduled for a different day of the week - click on schedules below for the calendar for 2018.
For full details about the Town’s Waste & Recycling Program, please click on the links below.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Waste & Recycling Program Information Pamphlet
- List of Acceptable Items for Recycling Program
- 2018 Waste & Recycling Program Collection Schedule – Zone 1 – Thursdays
- 2018 Waste & Recycling Program Collection Schedule – Zone 2 – Mondays
- 2018 Waste & Recycling Program Collection Schedule – Zone 3 – Fridays
Paper copies are available at the Town office; the address is C, 4900 - 54 Street.
For more information, please call the Town of Ponoka Operations main line at 403-783-0159 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 430 pm OR the Waste Transfer Station at 403-783-8328 Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.
Items that are not accepted for the Town recycling program:
- Glass - ceramic/clay pots, plate glass, chinaware/porcelain, regular & fluorescent light bulbs, windows, mirrors, pyrex items
- Metals - gasoline/fuel containers, automotive oil containers, shock absorbers, all batteries
- Plastic - biodegradable bags, plastics #3 - #7, styrofoam plastics (cups, plates, etc.), styrofoam egg cartons, plastic bags that don't have a recycle symbol, plastic food wrap, diapers, dishes and cutlery, gasoline containers and motor oil containers
- Rinse and remove labels from all cans.
- Cans may be flattened to make more room.
- Keep all items separate (e.g. don't place items in jars).
- Rinse, remove labels and caps and crush plastic containers.
- Flatten cardboard boxes and box board. Remove all waxed paper, cellophane and plastic handles. Keep dry.
Some of the items that are accepted at the Waste Transfer Station for the Town household hazardous waste program are:
- pesticides and herbicides
- aerosol paint cans, non-paint aerosol cans
- paint, stain
- household cleaners
- call 403-783-8328 for more information about what is accepted
Electronics can be recycled at Ponoka County’s Waste Transfer Station located south on Highway 2A, turn at Ponoka Chrysler on to 39 Avenue, go west ½ mile, it is on the south side of the road. They accept televisions, computer monitors, CPUs, keyboards, cables, mice, speakers, laptops, notebook computers and printers for recycling. For more information on electronics recycling, please visit the Electronics Recycling Association's website.