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Officials Celebrate Sod-Turning for Regional Landfill

Officials Celebrate Sod-Turning for Regional Landfill

Officials of Western Regional Landfill Inc. (WRLI) and its participating municipalities, and Loraas Environmental Services Ltd. gathered west of Kindersley to celebrate the official sod-turning of the new regional landfill project.

Loraas has entered into an agreement with WRLI to construct and operate the new landfill, which will replace the existing Kindersley landfill that is nearing the end of its useful life. Nineteen municipalities are partnering to fund the $3.75 million project on a per capita basis.

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.

As part of the landfill project, a new primary all-season 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. Brydon Construction was contracted to do this work and representatives were also in attendance at the sod-turning to celebrate the project.

Operation of the new regional landfill is scheduled to begin in 2018.


Background

Development of a regional landfill is a multi-municipal initiative that began in 2013. The project was motivated by a need to replace Kindersley's existing landfill, which is nearing the end of its lifespan. Nineteen (19) municipalities are partnering in the Western Regional Landfill Inc. (WRLI) project, each contributing on a per capita basis.

Who is participating?

RM of Antelope Park No. 322
Brock
Coleville
Dodsland
Flaxcombe
Kerrobert
Kindersley
RM of Kindersley No. 290
Lacadena
Marengo
RM of Mariposa No. 350
RM of Milton No. 292
RM of Newcombe No. 260
RM of Oakdale No. 320
Plenty
RM of Progress No. 351
Smiley
RM of Winslow No. 319
RM of Prairiedale No. 321


Where is it being constructed?

Approximately 10km west of Kindersley.

Who owns the land?

The land was purchased by WRLI from the Town of Kindersley.

Who is the builder and operator?

WRLI has entered into an agreement with Loraas Environmental Ltd. to construct and operate the regional landfill.

Bryden Construction & Transport Company Inc. were contracted to construct the primary grid road from Highway 7 to the site. This will be an all season road that will not be subject to road bans.

How much will construction cost?

Total cost of project = $3.75 million

Length of time to build?

120 working days, dependant on weather

How will the new landfill affect current service? 

Curbside collection and hours of operation at the Kindersley Waste and Recycle Centre will remain the same until the regional landfill becomes operational. At that time, the current landfill will be decommissioned and waste disposal services will turn to the regional landfill.

Who can use it?

The regional landfill will be open to everyone, including all waste disposal companies. Member municipalities partnering in WRLI will pay less than non-members for disposing of materials.

What are the financial contributions?

 

Municipality

Population

Percentage

Total Project Cost

 

$3,755,000

1

Antelope Park 322

150

1.43%

$53,745.23

2

Brock

127

1.21%

$45,504.29

3

Coleville

311

2.97%

$111,431.77

4

Dodsland

212

2.02%

$75,959.92

5

Flaxcombe

117

1.12%

$41,921.28

6

Kerrobert

1061

10.12%

$380,157.92

7

Kindersley

4678

44.64%

$1,676,134.54

8

Kindersley 290

987

9.42%

$353,643.61

9

Lacadena

572

5.46%

$204,948.47

10

Marengo

47

0.45%

$16,840.17

11

Mariposa 350

220

2.10%

$78,826.34

12

Milton 292

312

2.98%

$111,790.08

13

Newcombe 260

400

3.82%

$143,320.61

14

Oakdale 320

258

2.46%

$92,441.79

15

Plenty

131

1.25%

$46,937.50

16

Progress 351

260

2.48%

$93,158.40

17

Smiley

60

0.57%

$21,498.09

18

Winslow 319

324

3.09%

$116,089.69

19

Prariedale

253

2.41%

$90,650.29

 
 

 10,480

100.00%

$3,755,000.00

What materials will be accepted?

All waste currently accepted at the Kindersley Waste and Recycle Centre will be accepted at the new regional landfill, including oil field waste. The inclusion of other waste streams has not yet been determined.

What happens to the existing Kindersley landfill?

Decommissioning of the current landfill will begin as per legislation provided by the Ministry of Environment. We will place extra focus on composting and recycling.


Date Updated: August 30, 2017 - 1:39 PM