Organics Waste Collection
To serve you better and reduce waste, an Organic Waste Collection program will run from May to October 2023. Collection will run on Fridays, commencing May 5th. This is being implemented based on results from the Organic Waste Collection Pilot survey.
The Town hosted a survey to collect public feedback on the pilot and gauge interest in a permanent Organics Waste Collection program. We heard you! Our community is committed to reducing waste. Thank you for your time and participation.
Waste management is a shared responsibility. It is important to focus on waste prevention and reduce the amount of waste we produce as a community. It’s also important to balance the needs of the community with supporting long-term environmental and sustainability goals.
Did you know? Organic materials collected from homes are turned into valuable compost. The organic material in your green cart goes to a farm where it is composted on site. It takes about a year for organics to turn to compost.
Curbside Recycling Program
It's rare for a town of less than 1,500 people to boast a curbside recycling program, but this is an important feature that Bruderheim offers its residents. The following items are recyclable for weekly pickup:
- Mixed paper / paperboard
- Bottles and cans
- Tetra paks
- Rigid plastic containers #1 and #2 (including milk jugs)
- Tin cans
Please no styrofoam, plastic bags, straws or plastic utensils, or hazardous waste.
Click here to view a poster that outlines what items are accepted.
Place items in blue bags inside the recycle roll cart and set it out on the curb with your regular garbage. GFL Environmental is our collection company.
Seniors Recycling Program Discount
The Town of Bruderheim offers a seniors discount on recycling services. If you are a senior and would like to apply for this discount, please drop by the Town Office (5017 Queen Street) to fill out an application form. Please bring your identification.
You can now drop off household batteries at the Bruderheim Town Office to be recycled. No large batteries, such as car batteries, please.
Cell Phone Recycling
Bruderheim Town Office is proud to be a "Recycle My Cell" drop off location! Bring your old cell phones in and help keep cell phones out of landfills!
Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is a not for profit organization with a mission to reduce electronic waste and the negative impact it has on the environment by reusing and recycling unwanted computers, laptops and other electronic equipment. Recycle your electronics with ERA!
In addition to our recycling program, we also offer a community compost pile, located north of the campground. Access through the campground entrance off of 52nd Ave. Grass clippings, leaves and branches ONLY please. No weeds, food scraps or garbage.
Please note: There are separate piles for the grass/leaves and the branches. Branches should be 1 inch in diameter or less - anything larger should be taken to the landfill.
GFL Environmental is contracted by Bruderheim to pick up waste and recycling items within Town limits.
Waste pick up schedule:
- Residential waste and recycle pick up: every Thursday
- Organics waste pick up: every Friday, commencing May 5, 2023
- Commercial waste pick up: every Wednesday
- Please note: Your waste and recycling totes need to be on the curb by 7:00 a.m. to ensure pick up. Any waste not contained in the totes will not be picked up.
PLEASE NOTE: Commercial waste bins (such as those located near businesses and community facilities) are NOT to be used for discarding electronics and metal. These items must be dropped off at the landfill for recycling (FREE OF CHARGE with the exception of fridges and freezers).
All items deemed too large to be picked up during regular garbage pick-up can be taken to the St. Michael Landfill.
For hours of operation or other inquiries, please see the St. Michael Landfill website or call them at 780.702.9880.
Please ensure all loads are tarped or secured while transporting waste to the landfill.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding garbage and/or recycling, please contact the Town Office at 780-796-3731.