Landfill Changes as of July 6, 2019

CHANGES TO THE OPERATION OF THE RM OF LACADENA LANDFILL AS OF July 6, 2019:

 

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Friday and Saturday – 9 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 5 pm

 

WHAT WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE LANDFILL:

The site will accept clean wood and metal for recycling.  There will be a large bin for items such as furniture.

For large amounts of waste, such as a construction or demolition project, please rent a bin.  There are many sizes to choose from.  Contact the office for more information

 

NON-RATEPAYER CHARGES:

As of July 1, 2019, all non-RM ratepayers will be charged $10 to access the site.  This includes Town of Kyle and Clearwater Lake residents.

Waste handling Stategy – 2019

Please share.  We did an unaddressed mail drop in Kyle, White Bear, Lacadena and Tyner.  If you did not receive it and wish to get one, contact the office.

Yvonne

 

RM OF LACADENA NO 228

WASTE HANDLING STRATEGY – 2019

 

The RM of Lacadena No 228 is looking at how household waste is being handled in the municipality.  You are receiving this information so that you can have a say in this process.

BACKGROUND:  In 2015, regulations changed regarding the construction and operation of landfills in the province.  An environmental site assessment was done and a design was developed for a new development at the current landfill site.  Previous operation costs were approximately $80,000 per year split with the Town of Kyle.  These numbers are no longer an option due to these changes.

OPTIONS:

CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE A LANDFILL AT CURRENT SITE:

We tried to estimate the cost of constructing and operating a landfill.  On a 5 year average, it is $226,800 per year.  Averaged over 30 years it is $132,600 per year.

CONTRACT OUT WASTE HANDLING SERVICES:

  1. The municipality could keep the current site and turn it into a transfer station. The cost for this option will vary.  It will depend on how often the bin is emptied and how much waste is in there (landfill fees). We would have to staff a transfer station as well. Our best estimate for this would be approximately $80,000.  This is a single point collection.
  2. The municipality would put a 3 yard bin in every occupied farm yard for approximately $86,000 per year to be paid for by the municipality – no additional cost to the ratepayer.

 

HOW IT WOULD WORK:  Every occupied farm yard will get a 3 yard bin. Ratepayers with unoccupied yard that request it would receive a 3 yard bin.  This bin would be picked up monthly.  The company will work with the ratepayer to set up a good accessible place to put the bin.  A list will be distributed as to what is accepted in the bin.  Options for the material that cannot be put into these bins would vary and would be driven by demand from the ratepayers.  It will include retaining the site we have as a depot for metal and clean wood. With this contract, we are working with the company to arrange for hazardous waste collection days, a transfer station or specified clean up days for things that will not go into the 3 yard bins, recycling, used oil pickup and grain bag/twine/net wrap recycling.

 

Option #2 is the direction we feel will be the most cost effective, provides the highest level of service to ratepayers and also minimize the liability of having an active landfill.

 

Thank you for your attention to this letter.  Information we would appreciate:

  • if you want a bin in a farmyard that is not occupied, please let us know
  • the type of extra services you would like (hazardous waste, net wrap/twine/grain bag, etc) and the level of service (constant, planned biannual, etc)

 

Please feel free to contact the RM office or your councillor if you have any questions or concerns.

Phone: (306) 375-4753                                                                         email: rm228@sasktel.net

 

THE RM OFFICE HAS MOVED

The RM office has moved from Lacadena to Kyle.  Our new contact info is:

 

Box 610

Kyle, SK

S0L 1T0

Phone:  306-375-4753

Fax:  306-375-4705

Email:  rm228@sasktel.net

 

Office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00-12:00 & 12:30 -4:00