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Vol. 10, No. 49, Tuesday, October 6, 2015
St. Michael Landfill receives award of excellence Michelle Pinon Editor
The St. Michael Regional Landfill has earned the distinction of being the best collection site in Alberta. Frank Rosypal, Chairman of the St Michael Regional Solid Waste Commission, said it is quite an honour to receive such recognition. “It is absolutely wonderful to be recognized by Alberta Recycling for being the best in class for medium sized landfills in the Province of Alberta.” He went on to say, “There is no doubt that this accomplishment has been a team effort starting with the St. Michael Regional Solid Waste Commission providing their support to the commission manager, who in turn, provided her support to the front line employees.” Rosypal said there have been numerous “processing improvements” in the operation of the landfill over the past two years. “Procedure changes for some are difficult to accept, however, changes are not simply made for the sake of change, but to improve the overall operation of the landfill, maintaining a focus on increasing recycling abilities for our clientele.” Some of the most recent improvements include such things as; providing the ability to recycle household hazardous waste, waste oil containers, small batteries, and tree branches.
Rosypal wanted to acknowledge one group of clients who have really embraced recycling. “Local area farmers have really tackled the direction provided by Clean Farms, addressing the recycling of herbicide and pesticide containers.” According to Clean Farms guidelines, herbicide and pesticide containers must be triple rinsed, caps and information booklets removed. “Curtis Construction, who is contracted by Clean Farms to shred the containers on site were here in late August, and the supervisor said that this landfill was the best landfill that was in compliance with direction provided by Clean Farms.” Since 2008, Alberta Recycling annually recognizes registered municipal collection sites that display excellence in the management of their electronics, paint and tire collection sites. The registered landfills must meet all of the program requirements, and at the same time make recycling convenient and MICHELLE PINON PHOTO Frank Rosypal, chair of the St. Michael Regional Solid Waste safe for their residents. Commission, (left), presents site coordinator & certified landfill operator, Bob Davies, middle, and equipment operator Bill Alexander with a new sign of recognition.
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Dignitaries from Lamont County, the Town of Lamont, the Town of Bruderheim, and the Village of Chipman attended the official grand opening of the new $12 million RCMP detachment in Fort Saskatchewan on Saturday, Oct. 3rd. Fort Saskatchewan Mayor Gale Katchur cuts the cake with Detachment Commander Staff Sgt. Craig OʼNeill, and RCMP K Division Commanding Officer Marianne Ryan. Seven-year-old Peyton Rayfield poses by the RCMP air services helicopter.