Landfill Site

The MD of Peace maintains its own landfill site, and is available to all MD of Peace residents.  It is located 7 1/2 miles south and 1 mile west of the Hamlet of Brownvale on SW18-81-25W5.  Travel west on HWY 2 and turn south on RR 260.  The landfill is located just north of TWP 812.

Fall Hours
October 1 – October 31
· Wednesdays 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
· Saturdays 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

NOTE: All visitors to the Griffin Creek Landfill  must stop by the Landfill Operator’s vehicle on arrival:

  • for instruction/direction to proper placement of load (i.e. burn pile, pit, bins, etc)
  • to provide name, contact info, and land description, and
  • PLEASE NOTE: cement, concrete, rocks are no longer accepted.

The Municipal District of Peace No. 135 would like to remind everyone of the following:

  • We have noticed an increasing amount of garbage in the road ditches leading to the landfill site. When hauling any household garbage, trash, or other items to the landfill, you are requested to ensure that your load is secured so that debris isn’t blowing or falling off your load.

 

  • The MD pays for 50% of the cost of the recycling bins located in the Village of Berwyn. Your recyclable items such as aluminum and tin cans, glass items, plastics, paper and cardboard can be placed in the recycling bins. Please be conscious of recycling uncontaminated items – clean jars, clean tins, clean cardboard, etc.  You are encouraged to do your part in reducing landfill waste.

 

  • At the landfill, you are requested to have your items sorted so that everything isn’t just being dumped into the pit. There are several designated areas for such items as wood, metals, wire, tires, electronics, etc.

 

  • Residents are encouraged to try composting such things as grass clippings and leaves or even explore the option of leaving the mulched grass clippings on your lawn for their nutritional value.

Drop and Swap Program

The DROP and SWAP Program is now operational at the Griffin Creek landfill. Gently used items such as furniture, appliances, tools and reusable construction materials can be dropped off and/or picked up at no charge.  Items such as mattresses, clothing, cribs, strollers, car seats and cloth furniture will not be accepted.  The landfill operator can provide you with a list of the types of items that can be accepted by the program.

The following is a basic list of a few things the MD Drop and Swap Program will accept:
Arts & Crafts Supplies: Baskets, Artificial Flowers, Burlap, Storage Bins, Vases
Media: Cables (computer, phone and TV only), CDs and DVDs, Video Games,
Office & School Supplies:  No Logos and not damaged
Wood Products: Dowels, Hockey Sticks, Wood – reusable items
Various Other Items: Candles & candle holders, Lamps and lamp shades, Picture frames, Plant pots, Seasonal decorations,  Vases, Hardware, tools, Bicycles, Exercise Equipment – in working order, Kitchen utensils, dishes, etc
These items are in addition to the typical items such as furniture, home décor, working appliances, gently used children’s toys, tools and reusable constructions materials such as doors, windows, lighting, etc.

Household garbage is free to all residents (you may be asked for your legal land description).  There are charges for various other goods:

$25 per item:  Refrigerators/Freezers, Automobile bodies
$10 per item:  Stoves, Furnaces, Washers, Dryers, Hot Water Tanks
$2 per Battery
$25 per item:  car bodies, fuel storage tanks

For Non-Residents of the Municipality there are other charges in addition to the above:

$50.00 per truck load: Grain Screenings, Treated Seed
$25 per load: All Household Garbage
$2 per Tire

PLEASE NOTE: Cement, Concrete, and Rocks are NO LONGER ACCEPTED at the Griffin Creek Landfill

Alberta Environment requires that the landfill be manned whenever open; therefore the landfill is only open two days a week in order to keep costs to a minimum.

Spring & Summer Hours
May 1 – September 30
· Wednesdays 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
· Saturdays 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Fall Hours
October 1st to October 31st
· Wednesdays 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
· Saturdays 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Winter Hours
November 1 – April 30
· Wednesdays 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
· Saturdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.