Big Country Waste Management Commission

The Big Country Waste Management Commission provides services to approximately 10,600 people over 5,000,000 acres. Waste is collected at 28 waste transfer stations, including 22 rural stations and 6 stations located in towns and villages. Waste is transported from these transfer stations to the Youngstown Regional Landfill for disposal.

Waste Transfer Stations in the Special Areas

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The Big Country Waste Management Commission is comprised of 9 member municipalities, each with a representative who sits on the Commission. Current representatives and contact information are:

MunicipalityRepresentative
Town of HannaGerald Campion
Town of OyenJames Walker
Village of CerealCrystal Anderson
Village of ConsortMichael Beier
Village of EmpressChad VanDam
Village of Veteran Jerry Wipf
Village of YoungstownRobert Blagen
M.D. of Acadia No. 34Aaran Skappak
Special Area No. 2Kevin Bossert
Special Area No. 3Kevin Wilson
Special Area No. 4Robert Worobo

The Big Country Waste Management Commission has an Executive elected annually from the representatives. The Executive is currently comprised of:

 Representative
ChairmanGerald Campion
Vice-ChairmanRobert Blagen
Secretary-TreasurerKevin Wilson
Member-At-Large
Kevin Bossert

Waste Management Handout

Youngstown Regional Landfill

Operations Manager - Sean Olmstead - (403) 857-9300

RATES EFFECTIVE AS OF January 2019:

TypeFee
Household Waste Local - No Charge
Out of Area - $70/tonne
Demolition (no mixed loads accepted)Local - $50/tonne
Out of Area - $70/tonne
Clean Burnable WoodNo Charge
$25/hour minimum for litter pick-up
Deep freezers, air conditioners, refrigerators, capacitors$15 per unit (Freon Removal Charge)
D973 Track Loader$200/hour
Small Bobcat$105/hour
996 K Wheel Loader$200/hour
1 Ton$64/hour
3/4 Ton$60/hour
Tandem Truck with Live Bottom Trailer$180/hour + $40 = $220/hour

*Demolition and Construction waste materials are only accepted at the Youngstown Regional Landfill location and tipping fees will apply. It is not accepted at waste transfer stations.

GUIDELINES FOR USE

Materials NOT ACCEPTED:
-Hazardous Waste - chemicals, etc. as defined in the Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) and Waste Control Regulation. For more information, go to http://environment.alberta.ca/02643.html.
- Burning barrels or residues
- Containers of any sort containing ANY FLUID (including wastewater, sludge, sewage, etc.)
- Motor oil or undrained filters

Materials accepted at DESIGNATED DRY WASTE SITES ONLY:
- Pesticide containers (must be empty and clean of packaging material)
- Appliances with Freon (refrigerators, air conditioners, etc.)

Additional Restrictions:
- Burn pit can receive uncontaminated wood only (asphalt shingles, creosoted or painted wood MUST go to the main pit)
- No smoking on site
- All vehicles must report to scale attendant before weighing

PLEASE OBSERVE ALL AREA SIGNAGE.

Waste Transfer Stations

LOCATIONS

HOURS OF OPERATION

GUIDELINES FOR USE

Guidelines for Visiting Your Waste Transfer Station

- Do not place garbage at front of site
- No hazardous waste - asbestos, bio-medical waste, chemicals, etc. as defined in the Act are strictly prohibited
- No burning barrels or residues
- No dead animals
- No motor oil, undrained filters, or cooking oil
- No pesticide containers - empty boxes only
- No deep freezers, air conditioners or refrigerators or any white goods
- No batteries
- NO ASPHALT SHINGLES - must be taken to Youngstown Landfill Site
- No loads of dirt, waste, gravel, concrete or rocks, sewage, sludge or grain dust
- No jugs, containers or barrels with any substance in them
- No smoking on site
- No loads of wood and demolition materials, (concrete and shingles in particular)
- Four feet maximum length - small amounts only! No pallets or pieces of demolition larger than 4 feet by 2 feet.
- NO tires in site ALL TIRES must be taken to Consort, Oyen, Youngstown or Hanna recycling areas.
- Silage plastic should be tied in a large knot
- Wire fencing – wire that is rolled and tied and no larger than 2 feet in diameter and in quantities not exceeding four rolls may be accepted
- Transfer stations are not designed to accept loads from large dump trucks or trailers
- All loose, blowable material must be bagged before disposal at transfer station or landfill
- Gates must be CLOSED

For more information contact the Landfill Manager at 403-779-3890.

Recycling

Recycling materials are accepted at various locations.

Hanna - Cardboard, Mixed Paper, Tires, Electronics, Paint & Containers, Scrap Metal, Appliances, Compostable materials, unpainted/untreated wood products

Oyen/Consort - Cardboard, Mixed Paper, Tires, Electronics, Paint & Containers, Scrap Metal, Appliances, unpainted/untreated wood products

MD Acadia - Tires, Electronics, Paint & Containers, Scrap Metal, Appliances, unpainted/untreated wood products

Empress/Cessford/Wardlow - Tires, Scrap Metal, Appliances, unpainted/untreated wood products

Veteran - Scrap Metal, Appliances, unpainted/untreated wood products

Rolled grain bags and bagged twine can be dropped off, free of charge at the BCWMC Youngstown Landfill and Hanna Transfer Station. Grain bags and twine must be prepared properly prior to drop off - keeping contamination to a minimum and maximizes the recyclability of the material. For more information on this program, visit cleanfarms.ca. Please make appointment by phone, or by person before bringing eligible materials to either site.

Some quick tips?
- Grain bags ONLY – shake to remove debris; roll tightly and secured with twine.
-  Twine ONLY - clean, dry, loosely packed and free of all debris.
MATERIALS NOT ACCEPTED – SILEAGE BAGS, BALE WRAP/NETTING, OR GRAIN BAGS AND TWINE NOT PREPARED PROPERLY.
Any products not meeting specified requirements will be subject to a landfill tipping fee.

This initiative is part of the Alberta Ag-Plastic “Recycle It” program. A three-year pilot aimed at establishing an environmentally sustainable program to recycle agricultural plastics. Funds for the pilot project were granted by the Government of Alberta and are administered by the Alberta Beef Producers.

To inquire about current job opportunities, contact Sean Olmstead (Operations Manager) at (403) 857-9300