Until Monday, household waste can be dumped at the landfill free of charge.
“The intent is just for the residents. They can take care of a lot of their normal household wastes and whatnot, especially at this time of year with all the leaves and lawn trimmings,” said Marlin Stusek, city engineering technologist. “The intent is not, of course, for companies to bring demolition or construction materials in. The intent is for the residents.”
He said no hazardous materials or paints are accepted at the landfill, but those will be collected on the city’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the city complex on High Street.
“Garbage from your house can certainly go,” said Stusek.
Normally, the entry fee is $6. Stusek said the city waives the fee twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.
He said an average of between 300 and 500 vehicles take advantage of the free sanitary landfill entry every time the city offers it.
“For people who do bring loads on trailers or on the back of a truck. ... tarp their load as per our city bylaw,” said Stusek. “We haven’t had much of an issue … (It’s) just for safety purposes (and to) make sure trash isn’t blowing around on the way to the landfill.”
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