Deadline extended for recycling program

Rimbey town council has extended its deadline to renew registrations for the recycling program.

Rimbey town council has extended its deadline to renew registrations for the recycling program.

Acting CAO Donna Tona said the deadline was originally slated for Dec. 31 but because council is still working on the 2016 budget the deadline has been extended to Feb. 14.

“I don’t want anyone to worry,” said Tona, “as the deadline has been extended.”

A total of 28 people have signed up for the grass recycling user pay program.

Under the terms of the program residents purchased an 80-litre bin at a cost of $11 plus tax and registered with the town for a fee of $3.

Items allowed in the yard compost disposal include leaves, grass clippings, mulch, flowers and plants, unscreened compost (decomposed yard waste materials), non-invasive weeds and tree and brush prunings.

“We are not taking new registrations at this time as council has yet to make a decision (as to if the program will continue),said Tona.

Earlier this year close to 500 residents signed a petition requesting the town to re-instate the grass-recycling pick up, but at first count, only 14 homeowners signed up for the user pay program.