Construction of Regional Landfill Project Ready to Begin

Officials of the Western Regional Landfill Inc. (WRLI) are celebrating the start of construction for the new regional landfill with a sod-turning ceremony scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

A total of 18 municipalities throughout west central Saskatchewan are partnering in this regional project at an overall budget of $3.75 million. The Town of Kindersley is the largest of the municipalities and will assume 46 percent ($1,664,996.58) of the total cost. The Town of Kerrobert is the second largest partner, while many of the other participating rural and urban municipalities serve populations of less than 500.

“This is a very significant undertaking for Kindersley and surrounding region, and a great example of regional cooperation by all involved,” said WRLI president Curtis Sackville. “I am proud of what we have accomplished and very excited about the economic and environmental benefits the new landfill will bring to our region.”

At its August 14 Regular Meeting, Kindersley Town Council approved a resolution to enter into a land purchase agreement with WRLI for a portion of land within the Rural Municipality of Kindersley, which will be the site of the new landfill. The land is adjacent to Teo Lake, approximately 7 miles west of Kindersley.

The WRLI Executive Board announced this week that the construction agreement with Loraas Environmental Ltd. has been executed and work is set to begin immediately. As part of the project, a new primary grid road will be constructed within the RM of Kindersley leading south from Highway 7 to the landfill site. This road is scheduled to be complete by October 1.

WRLI will now concentrate on finalizing the terms of the operations agreement for the landfill once construction is complete.

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Date Updated: August 18, 2017 - 5:20 PM