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Ponoka County residents now have an option for their recyclables after the Town of Ponoka has announced its decision to close its downtown collections centre by the end of March.
After the announcement that the town would move its centre to the town transfer station, Ponoka County residents looked at other options available to them, explained County Assistant CAO Tom Webber. County residents will now be able to take recyclables to the County transfer site in the Southwest Industrial Park.
There are 16 bins that will be available for collection of recyclable items. Acceptable are plastic containers stamped with a recycle symbol, tin or aluminum cans, cardboard and non-glass drink containers. Webber said bins are marked with signs to show what material goes where.
Other materials such, as glass and Styrofoam are not accepted.
Demand for recycling is high after putting up the bins a few days early, Webber said three bins had already been filled. “People caught onto it immediately.”
He is pleased with the update and said it will benefit everyone as it puts less materials into the landfill.
Webber added that Empringham Disposal came with the best proposal for the County’s needs.
Photo & story courtesy of Ponoka News
Acceptable Recyclable Chemicals
Some chemicals can be taken to the transfer stations and the landfill site for immediate recycling. Those not listed should be held until the "Chemical Round-Ups".
Click here for a list of the chemicals