Lacombe Regional Waste Services Commission

 

Dear Members,

Lacombe Regional Waste Services Commission owns and operates four Transfer Stations throughout Lacombe County as well as the Prentiss Landfill.  LRWSC strives to provide excellent customer service to all residents that utilize our facilities, while maintaining cost effective, efficient waste management operations. 

Our Transfer Station facilities are designed to accept many different types of residential waste that are small in volume and weight (<500kg) strictly for the convenience of our residents to reduce travelling to the Prentiss Landfill for small loads.  If you are unsure if your load will be accepted at a Transfer Station, or think it may be too large, users are encouraged to go to the Prentiss Landfill Facility to avoid refusal at the Transfer Station.   We do require that in order to serve the residents with smaller loads, that large loads (>500kg, or larger than a pickup truck box) be taken to the Prentiss Landfill facility.   

The attendant at each of our Transfer Stations is following rules set out by LRWSC to abide by our small load policy to maintain efficient operations.  The attendants are also instructed to promote and educate our residents in waste separation at the Transfer Stations to help facilitate diversion of unnecessary materials in our Landfill.

The rules that are set out at each of our Transfer Stations and must be followed are as such:

·         Acceptable loads must be able to fit in a pickup truck box and weigh less than 500kg (Trailers are fine if the pickup truck box is empty, but the trailer must be equal to the pickup truck box size, no larger) in the attendant’s estimation.

·         All residential loads must check in with the Site Attendant prior to unloading waste.

·         Respectful communication from both parties is expected.  Disrespectful behavior will result in refusal to utilize our facilities.

·         Loads must be sorted to the satisfaction of the Site Attendant.  LRWSC expects that if material is placed in the incorrect area by a resident, the resident will attempt to correct the situation and place the item in the correct area as directed by the Site Attendant.

·         A maximum of two loads per day per household is allowed so that there is room for everyone to use the facilities.  We do not have the equipment available at the Transfer Station Level to maintain the larger volumes.  These restrictions apply to Rubble, Compactor, and Metal waste, but the attendant may apply these restrictions to any other waste streams or recycling based on current available room.

·         All silage wrap loads brought by front end load tractors to our sites, must call ahead to ensure there is room that day for disposal.

·         It is NOT the Site Attendant’s job to clean up any mess left by the resident while unloading waste.  Refusing to clean up, or unloading waste irresponsibly can result in the loss of utilization of our facilities.

·         All LRWSC sites have 24/7 video and audio recording to assist with theft prevention and conflicts.  All suspicious activity recorded is handed over to the authorities for further review.

·         The Site Attendant has the final say over all activities and waste delivered to our sites.  Refusal to follow the Site Attendants direction can result in the refusal to accept the waste load and/or banning from utilizing our facilities.

·         The Site Attendant will request a proof of Lacombe Regional Waste Services Commission Membership in the form of a physical address of where the waste is originating from as we do not allow waste from outside of the boundaries of Lacombe County at our facilities.  If the resident is unable to provide proof, the load will be refused until such time proof can be presented.  We will accept any form of address that matches your identification such as a Utility Bill, Tax Role, or Driver’s Licence.  Failure to arrive at the Transfer Station without your Drivers Licence may result in refusal to accept your waste load.

o   The Town of Blackfalds withdrew from LRWSC membership years ago, as a result, residents within the Town of Blackfalds boundaries are excluded from utilizing our facilities and will be refused access.  Please contact the Blackfalds Town Office for waste disposal locations.

·         Commercial loads of rubble, metal or wood are not accepted at any of our Transfer Stations and must be taken to the Prentiss Landfill.  There is a minimum charge of $25.00 for all Commercial loads under 500kg at the Prentiss Landfill.

LRWSC appreciates the relationships and respect from our all our members within Lacombe County.  We hope that clarification of the expectations at our Transfer Stations will make for a more pleasurable experience for everyone while visiting our facilities.

If you have any questions or concerns about the above information, please do not hesitate to contact us at (403)782-8970, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Thank you,

 

 

 

Jay Hohn

 

LRWSC Manager

 

NOTICE:

Hour Change Effective October 1, 2022

Alix/Mirror Transfer Station new hours of operation will be Thursday and Friday 9:00am to 4:45pm, and Saturdays 1:00pm to 4:45pm.

 

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.  

 

Hours of Operation:

Thursday & Friday 9:00 am- 4:45 pm

Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Phone: (403) 788-2365

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CLOSED:

March 29

December 26 & 27

 

Note: All Sites are closed on the following statutory holidays

New Years Day                  Family Day

Good Friday                      Easter Monday

Remembrance Day            Victoria Day

Thanksgiving Day              Canada Day

Christmas Day                  Civic Day

Boxing Day                       Labour Day

Christmas Floater (December 27 for 2024)

 

Accepted Waste - Residential

Due to limited quantities (less than 499 kg) being accepted at this transfer station, there is no charge for any waste disposed of at this site. Please note that any loads over 499 kg are required to be taken to the Prentiss Transfer Site.

Household Waste ( compactor)

Wood, metal and dry rubble (only quantities less then 499 kg accepted)

Batteries, propane tanks and automotive filters

Agricultural chemical containers and eWaste are now accepted at Alix / Mirror Transfer Site

Mattresses/Boxsprings

 

Prohibited Waste

White goods, wood, metal or dry rubble in quantities over 499 kg. This must be transported to the Prentiss site.

Used oil, appliances, liquid paint, carcasses, bio-medical waste, asphalt shingles, grain, seeds, manure, feed, asbestos, explosives, hot burn barrels, radio-active material

Any waste that in the judgment of the site operator should be rejected by reason of:

Unknown content that may be a hazard 

Type of material, etc.

House Hazardous Materials

THE SITE OPERATOR HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY LOAD

 

Transfer Site Location