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The Griffin Creek Landfill last day will be June 29,2022 3pm – 8pm

If you are renting out your residential property, please pass the yellow card on to your renter. Or if you have multiple homes that are being rented and require a card for that residence or you have not received your card before July 1st, please contact the office at 780-338-3845.

Residents must present their yellow card when going to any of the transfer stations and the Regional site.

Residents can haul their garbage to the following transfer stations:

Grimshaw Tuesdays & Wednesdays 12 pm – 8 pm
Saturdays 9 am – 5 pm
Warrensville Saturdays 1 pm – 5 pm
Weberville Tuesdays 1 pm – 9 pm
Saturdays 9 am – 5 pm

 

Regional Site is located North of Grimshaw on Range Road 242A

operational Monday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm

 

Tires, Batteries, Farm Chemical Containers, Domestic waste and burnables are accepted at all the transfer stations and can be placed in designated areas.

Please ensure Farm Chemical Containers have been triple rinsed and all

caps and paper booklets have been removed.

Grain bags can be taken to Fairview landfill for recycling, bags MUST be relatively clean, rolled and tied tight. If they are dirty, they can be taken to the regional site as garbage at $55 per MT tonne.

Grimshaw, Manning/North Star and Weberville also accept white metals.

–          $30 for refrigeration units and $10 for any other units.

Grimshaw, Manning/North Star, Weberville and Dixonville has special bins for recycling electronics, paint and household hazardous wastes.

There are tables/facilities where the public has the option to put and take from at no charge.

The MD along with Long Lake Regional Waste Management Services Commission encourage all residents to utilize the recycling bins in Berwyn for your recycling items such as paper, carboard, glass and tin cans.

For more information about what is accepted and the transfer stations and regional site please visit http://longlakeregionalwaste.com/  or call 1-780-971-2200

Griffin Creek Landfill is closing even though the pit does not appear to be full as the MD must clean up the entire landfill area and will need the limited space that is left in the pit to do this.


 

Since early 2019, MD Council and staff have been working on a Provincial Government directive that was intended to compensate neighboring municipalities for services they provide to MD residents.  For the most part, these services are recreational in nature (swimming pool, ice arena, parks etc.) but can also include cultural and community support services.  The MD has consistently in the past paid for these services from our neighbors through negotiated settlements.  With the introduction of the Provincial directive, we were forced into reopening negotiations with all the municipalities that border the MD of Peace.  The negotiations and subsequent agreements went very well with all our neighbors with the exception of the Town of Peace River.  Over the past 2 ½ years, we have been negotiating with the Town to come up with an equitable agreement.  Unfortunately, we were unable to come to terms with the Town and were forced into arbitration with them.  After a lengthy process, the arbitrator’s decision was announced on November 12.  Although the arbitration award was significantly less than what the Town was asking for, it was also significantly more than we have been paying in the past.  The MD must pay a % of annual net expenditures and some capital life cycle costs for these areas in the Town: spray park, playing fields, trails, ski hill, pool, multiplex arena, rec admin, museum, Athabasca Hall, FCSS, parks and playgrounds and the amount to be paid will vary each year. The Town’s ask and the arbitrator’s award estimate shown here are based on 2019 expenses:

  • 2021 funding amount paid by the MD          $  80,000
  • Peace River’s final ask                                         $743,000
  • Arbitrator’s award                                                 $386,000

As you can see, these are serious numbers that greatly affect the MD’s bottom line.  Because of this, additional financial pressures will be incurred by the MD.  I want all the residents of the MD to know that we are working very hard to mitigate the impacts of this situation.  I encourage any resident who has concerns about this to reach out to any of the councilors or myself:

Bob Willing                780-625-7867               rwilling@mdpeace.com
Sandra Eastman      780-618-3808               seastman@mdpeace.com
Ken Herlinveaux      780-617-4256               kherlinveaux@mdpeace.com
Theresa Johnson     780-618-1502              tjohnson@mdpeace.com
Lori Kinnee                 780-597-2296              lkinnee@mdpeace.com

 

Final Award issued November 12 2021 

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