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Beautification and Environment

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Wood Buffalo Communities in Bloom

Proud to be a 5 Bloom Community

Communities in Bloom is a non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement.

People, Plants and Pride…Growing Together

2016 Flower of the Year – Malva

For more information or to volunteer:
Like us on Facebook – Wood Buffalo Communities in Bloom

Community Cleanup

Take pride Wood Buffalo! Volunteer with your friends, family, coworkers, community groups, or neighbours to help create litter-free neighbourhoods. Select a park, greenspace, block, trail or roadway and let’s keep our community clean, green and beautiful!

2016 Fall Campaign – September 1 to September 18
2017 Spring Campaign – April 12 to May 7

For more information, call 780-788-1489 or email
Like us on Facebook: Wood Buffalo Beautification
Register at to receive your cleanup supplies.


Take your volunteer efforts to the next level, and adopt a section of greenspace to maintain throughout the summer months.

Visit for more information.

Eco Seed

It starts with you!

Eco Seed is an e-newsletter that will keep you up to date on the latest green initiatives and provide you with resources to live a greener life. To sign up for Eco Seed, please email

Parks & Outdoor Recreation Areas

Some trails, including the Birchwood Trails, are currently closed while tree removal continues as part of the FireSmart program. Crews have blocked access to these trails until further notice. Residents are advised to observe all barricade and temporary signage and to avoid areas where work is ongoing.

For an up to date listing of which parks and outdoor recreation areas area open to the public, please visit Parks & Outdoor Recreation Areas.

Household Waste and Recycling

What material should be put into Bin #1 household waste (black)?

Include your regular household waste that can’t be recycled through curbside collection or that you don’t compost. Household waste also includes:

  • plastic film that has wrapped food
  • contaminated cardboard and paper
  • glass (although it is preferable to recycle glass at any Recycling Depot)

Place waste in plastic bags, then put the bags in the bin. All material placed in this bin will be sent to the landfill site. Let hot ashes get cold, then double bag them before placing the bags in the bin.

What recyclables are accepted in the two recycling bins?

Bin #2 – paper and cardboard (light blue):

  • newspapers
  • mixed (& office) paper
  • magazines
  • paper bags
  • envelopes
  • phone books
  • boxes
  • cardboard egg cartons
  • corrugated cardboard
  • soft and hard cover books

Preparing paper and cardboard for recycling:

  • Break down all boxes so they lie flat.
  • Cut up large boxes.
  • Remove all non-cardboard material such as wood, staples, Styrofoam, etc.
  • Don’t bundle cardboard or paper. Material can be put loose into the bin.
  • Include only clean and dry material.
  • Put dirty material into Bin #1 - household waste.
  • Remove hard covers from books.

Bin #3 - plastic, metal and non-glass drink containers (dark blue):

  • all plastics except plastic film that has wrapped food
  • Styrofoam
  • plastic pop and juice bottles
  • Tetra Pak containers
  • plastic milk jugs
  • drink cans
  • juice and milk cartons
  • all small metal objects
  • tin cans

Preparing plastic, metal and non-glass drink containers for recycling:

  • Rinse all recycled plastic milk jugs, drink bottles and cans, and tin cans.
  • Fold tin can lids inside the rinsed-out can if the lid is still attached, or place detached lids inside the can. Never recycle a loose, sharp lid since it poses a safety risk for the sorting staff.
  • Remove all lids, rinse and recycle them.
  • Put these recyclables loose into the bin. Do not bag them.

If in doubt about any material and which bin it should go into, please call 780-743-7947 or email

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