Boxing week special helps avoid overflowing garbage bins

December 12, 2018

Boxing week special helps avoid overflowing garbage bins

Santa’s elves will be working extra hard this year to help clear out all of the plastic and flexible packaging that tend to fill up County residents’ black waste bins this holiday season.

From December 27 to 30, if required, Strathcona County will be accepting one additional black bag of waste per family, free of charge, at the Broadview Enviroservice Station. The station, located at 101 Broadview Road, Sherwood Park is open December 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and December 28 to 30 from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.

“Over the holiday season, we know generated waste increases by 15 per cent,” says Mayor Rod Frank. “Our residents have done an incredible job adjusting to the new waste routine, and we wanted to provide a Christmas waste-relief valve by accepting one additional bag of waste, as a special boxing week special.”

As a reminder, boxes, hard plastic containers and tubs, aluminum cans, greeting cards and non-foil wrapping paper can still be placed in blue bags, while food waste can be placed in the green organics cart. Glass and Styrofoam are accepted for recycling at Broadview.

Tips on how to reduce waste during the holiday season, such as wrapping gifts with fabric bags or towels.

Further information about waste collection or call 780-449-5514.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595