Spring clean up available for Rimbey residents

Rimbey residents now have an opportunity to dispose of yard waste at the recycle station.

Rimbey residents now have an opportunity to dispose of yard waste at the recycle station.

A bin was set up at last Wednesday, April 15 and will remain there for about three weeks, said public works director Rick Schmidt.

“Residents are welcome to bring in leaves, grass clippings, and other yard waste,” said Schmidt.

Interim CAO Donna Tona said the bin has been obtained from Nikirk Bros. Contracting. She is grateful that Nikirk Bros. has not charged the town for the use of the bin. The only costs will be for hauling the yard waste to Stickland Farms in Penhold which will run approximately $1,200 a week. Tipping charges have yet to be determined.

“My very sincere thanks to Nikirks,” she said. “They are being good corporate citizens to help the residents of Rimbey out in this way.”

Tree clippings and dry yard waste can still be dropped off all summer and will be burned in the approved pits. Residents who have health, mobility or disability challenges can phone the town to register to have their yard waste picked up during fall and spring cleanup, Tona said.

“This service would entitle residents to register in confidence and the town would provide them with a special tag identifying the fact they have registered to have their yard waste picked up and placed in the bins.”

The town will use criteria established by Rimbey FCSS to determine if an individual qualifies for town pick up.

Residents are also being encouraged to help their neighbour if they can’t move their spring yard waste. The regular hours of the recycle facility as of April 15 is Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The facility accepts residential cardboard, plastics, tin and paper products.

Clean wood less than six feet in length and one foot in diameter and tagged de-commissioned fridges are also accepted.