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Spring Cleanup Problems Prompt Possible Changes to Campaign

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September 12, 2018 at 11:01 am - Home, Local News
By Erika Chorostil

Whitecourt Town Council this week were presented with the numbers for this year’s Residential Spring Cleanup Campaign and were surprised at the figures they saw.

This year’s campaign, which runs annually in May, experienced scheduling delays due to the amount of waste that was left by residents for collection, including a number of ineligible items.

The review, put together by Administration, showed that this year a total of 152.6 tonnes, or 174 truckloads, of refuse was collected and transported to the landfill. Of that, 101.75 tonnes was garbage, 45.19 tonnes was metal, and 5.67 tonnes was wood.

Mayor Maryann Chichak on the problems they faced.

Total expenses for the campaign equaled $57, 907. 57.

Council is now proposing to look at different ways of doing the program and potentially enhancing it going forward.

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