Slave Lake Recycling

What role do we play? 

The Town of Slave Lake offers a Recycling depot open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, located near the Town of Slave Lake Shop and the airport.  

Why do we recycle?

We encourage recycling for waste reduction to help protect the environment, send less waste to the landfill, conserve valuable resources, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

Environmental Benefits 

Conserves Energy

Using recycled materials as raw materials to make new products saves a significant amount of energy. Here’s how much these materials save compared to their virgin counterparts.

  • Recycled newspaper uses 40% less energy.
  • Recycled glass uses 40% less energy.
  • Recycled steel uses 60% less energy.
  • Recycled plastic uses 70% less energy.
  • Recycled aluminum uses 95% less energy.

Saves Natural Resources

Using recycled materials means we can log fewer forests, mine fewer metals and drill for less oil.

  • Every ton of newspaper or mixed paper recycled saves the equivalent of 12 trees.
  • Every ton of office paper recycled saves the equivalent of 24 trees.
  • Every ton of steel recycled conserves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal, and 120 pounds of limestone.

Economic Benefits

  • The recycling industry economic impact on jobs, annual wages and sales.
  • Recycling supplies, valuable materials to industry. 

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • The national recycling rate of 30% reduces greenhouse gas emissions by as much as removing nearly 25 million cars from the road.