Concrete crushing saves dollars

Concrete hauled out of the former Rimbey landfill, which has now been transformed to a neat and tidy transfer site, is being

Concrete hauled out of the former Rimbey landfill, which has now been transformed to a neat and tidy transfer site, is being put to good use and will ultimately save the town some money.

CAO Tony Goode said 3,000 tonnes of the concrete have been crushed and stockpiled so it can be used as fill for reconstruction of the town’s roads.

Goode said the concrete was crushed at a cost of $7 a tonne, and it costs $24.75 a tonne to purchase fill gravel.

“We can’t use it this year, but we can use it next year as a road base and it will save the town money.”

Goode said a similar practice was carried out in Wetaskiwin when he was employed there.

The gravel crushing in Rimbey came to a halt due to a breakdown of equipment, but Goode said the practice will resume next year.

“We have loads of the cement left, so we can do another batch next year.”

Town crews will spread some of the crushed gravel on a partially completed road at Legacy Lanes this week.