General Safety Rules

IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT ALL PERSONS ENTERING LRWSC WORK SITES UNDERSTAND AND ABIDE BY THESE SAFETY RULES!

 

A minimum of 20 feet must be maintained between all personnel, trucks, and heavy equipment.

All drivers exiting the vehicle must remain within 10 feet of the vehicle at all times.

Children and pets must remain in the vehicle at all times.

Horseplay, scavenging, or picking through loads is strictly prohibited.

All loads are subject to random inspection by attendants, or landfill personnel.

Appropriate footwear must be worn. 

Site entry and utilization of the facilities is at the public's own risk to their vehicle and person(s). 

Staff Retirement

 

On May 21, 2021, Wayne Huston, Operations Manager for all LRWSC sites, will be retiring from LRWSC after working for 15 years based at the Prentiss Transfer Station.  LRWSC wishes Wayne all the best in his retirement, and thanks him for his dedication and hard work over the past 15 years!  Congratulations Wayne!

 

LRWSC 2021 Closures and Notifications

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS

  All LRWSC Transfer Sites require residents who are accessing the facilities, to present a "proof of residency" to our attendants by showing a utility bill, Lacombe County property tax notice, or a driver's license with a physical/mailing address. The following mailing addresses are NOT acceptable as proof of residency:

Blackfalds PO Box # (require physical address)

Eckville PO Box # (require physical address)

Alix PO Box # (require physical address)

RR#3 Lacombe (require physical address)

RR#1, 3, & 4 Eckville (require physical address)

Photographs of utility bills/tax notices on a smart phone will be accepted, provided that the attendant can read the information while maintaining social distancing (photos of Blue Sign addresses are not accepted)

  Verification of residency will be visually confirmed by the attendants and no personal information will be recorded.  This information is collected under the authority of Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Residential loads that cannot show proof of residency within the County of Lacombe will be turned away.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our legitimate rate paying residents, however, we are trying to eliminate any out of county residents (non contributing member) from utilizing our sites.

 

COVID-19 Pandemic

 LRWSC is concerned with the public's and our staff's safety in regards to the Province of Alberta's update to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We ask that members of the public do not touch, or enter the offices of our Alix/Mirror, Spruceville, Bentley, and Eckville transfer sites.  Those site attendants will direct and address your questions through the office window, or from a safe distance (3m) outside.  We will strive to keep all sites at normal operating hours during this time.  Please check for updates and affected sites here.

 

Check in with Site Attendant at all times before unloading material!

 

Burn Pits:

Burn Pits at all LRWSC sites may be forced to close during County Imposed Fire Bans. 

Burn Barrels:

No "hot" material permitted.  Cold material may be dumped in the designated area of each site.  No dumping into Compactor Hopper!

Demolition Waste Material:

We can not accept demolition material at our Landfill without an Asbestos Free Certificate.

 

Please contact us for further information: 403-782-5300 or 403-782-8970 

 

 

2021 LRWSC Site Closures (for regularly scheduled days):

All LRWSC sites are closed Sunday

Prentiss closed - February 15, April 2 & 5, May 24, July 1, August 2, September 6, October 11, November 11, December 24, 25, 27, December 31 @ 2:00 pm, & January 1 2022

Alix/Mirror closed - April 2, July 1, November 11, December 24, 25, December 31 @ 2:00 pm, & January 1 2022

Bentley closed -  April 2, July 1, November 11, December 24, 25, December 31 @ 2:00 pm, & January 1 2022

Eckville closed - December 25, January 1 2022 

Spruceville closed - December 25, January 1 2022

 

                                             

 

 

Contact Us

PRENTISS LANDFILL

RR 4, Site 3, Box 18

Lacombe AB T4L 2N4

Phone: (403) 782-5300

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Administration (403) 782-8970

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LRWSC Commission Manager

Jay Hohn

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LRWSC Operations Manager

Wayne Huston

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Board Members

 

Chair: Grant Creasey, Lacombe City Mayor

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Thalia Hibbs, City of Lacombe Councillor

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Barb Shepherd, Lacombe County Councillor

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John Ireland, Lacombe County Councillor

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Barb Gilliat, Village of Alix Councillor

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Neil Maki, Town of Bentley Councillor

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Colleen Ebden, Town of Eckville Councillor

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Luci Henry, Village of Clive Councillor

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Brief Background

LRSWA was established August 15, 1984 with implementation in 1987. Capital cost to implement was 1.6 Million. Responsible for management of solid waste for seven members, Lacombe County, City of Lacombe, Town of Bentley, Town of Blackfalds, Town of Eckville, Village of Alix and Village of Clive. Originally there were 6 transfer sites, Eckville, Bentley, Spruceville, Alix/ Mirror, Blackfalds and Prentiss. Blackfalds opted out of membership in 2010, closing the Blackfalds transfer site. Lacombe County managed and administrated LRSWA until December 2013. LRSWA applied for Commission Status and became Lacombe Regional Waste Services Commission (LRWSC) in January 2014.

Historical Highlights:

1999- 20 year agreement with West Dried Meat Lake Landfill

2003- 50 year Post Closure Reserve implemented

2005- In-house hauling to West Dried Meat Landfill

        - New buildings in Alix & Eckville

2007- Year-round Household Hazardous Waste facility and eWaste facility at the Prentiss Site

2009- Future Initiatives Reserve implemented

2010- Alberta Recylcing Excellence Recognition

2013- Order in Council establishing the Commission

        - Strategic Plan Workshop

2014- Recycling agreement signed with the Town of Bentley

         - New building at Spruceville

         - eWaste collection at Eckville and Alix/Mirror

2019- Strategic Plan Workshop

2020- 5 year agreement with West Dried Meat Lake Landfill

 

What is LRWSC?

The Lacombe Regional Waste Services Commission is made up of members from municipalities within the boundaries of Lacombe County. The members of the Commission are; City of Lacombe, Lacombe County, Town of Eckville, Town of Bentley, Village of Clive and Village of Alix.

The Commission is governed by a Board of Directors and a Manager who is the Administrative Head of the Commission.

The two larger municipalities, City of Lacombe and Lacombe County, each have two representatives on the Board, while the smaller four municipalities each have one representative on the Board for a total of eight Board Members.