In The Community

2018 COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM

Beaver Municipal Solutions has created a Grant Program for Not-For-Profit Community Organizations to support the communities in which it operates. BMS will not consider proposals from individuals and businesses. The grant program will not consider funding proposals for retroactive funding of projects or activities that are already completed.

To request  a copy of the new Grant Application, please email connect@bmswaste.ca. Please note that older versions of the application will no longer be accepted.

SPRING LARGE ITEM PROGRAM STARTS IN MAY

Do you have an old sofa or mattress that you no longer need? What about old tires or propane bottles? If you live in one of Beaver County’s municipalities, Beaver Municipal Solutions would be please to help you with your spring cleaning as part of their Large Item Pick-up Program.

This bi-annual Program is provided at no-charge to municipal residents. Large items for disposal need to be placed directly on the front street by the curb the evening prior to the scheduled pick up day. Do not place your items on the grass or lawn as it is easier for our staff to clean up any broken material on the street. Please make sure your items are placed at least 3 feet from parked vehicles.

Fridges, freezers and water coolers are acceptable, however there is a $25 charge for the Freon removal. Payment can be made in advance at either your local Town/Village Office or at the landfill Administration Office. Once payment has been made, you will be given a sticker that needs to be placed either on the front or side of the appliance.

2018 Collection schedule dates:

Thursday, May 3:  Hamlet of Bruce

Monday, May 14:  Town of Tofield

Thursday, May 17:  Village of Ryley

Monday, May 28:  Town of Viking

Thursday, May 31:  Village of Holden

This program is only for large items. Regular bags of household garbage, cardboard boxes, grass clippings and tree branches are not part of the collection program and should be placed directly into your neighbourhood collection bin. Just remember IF IT FITS IN THE BIN, PUT IT IN. Mattresses, sofas, recliners, stoves, microwaves, washers, dryers, tires and propane tanks can all be left out on your front street.

Rural residents can bring their large items to the neighbourhood transfer station on the following days:

Saturday, May 5:  Kinsella Transfer Station

Saturday, May 12:  Tofield Transfer Station

Saturday, May 26: Viking Transfer Station

Beaver Municipal Solutions will once again host a customer appreciation event at the transfer stations, where staff, along with Board Directors and Public Advisory Committee members will be on hand to provide residents with information about various programs and future plans. Because Lindbrook Transfer Station accepts large item materials year-round, their event will be held Saturday, May 19.

If you have any questions about our Large Item Program, including what is acceptable, please contact our office at 780.663.2038 extension 106.

HOLDEN RURAL WASTE BIN PILOT

Effective June 1, 2016, a waste bin will be placed at the Country Bottle Depot for rural residents. This bin is being placed here to help alleviate the current situation of community bins in the village filling up with waste from the surrounding area. Waste collection service in the Village of Holden is paid for by the residents. Rural residents currently have the choice to either request and pay for a dumpster for their acreage or farm or bring their waste for free to a nearby transfer station or the landfill in Ryley. This rural waste bin pilot has been renewed for another year and will be reviewed in November 2018.

What are acceptable items? This bin is for regular household garbage, lawn or hedge trimmings and scrap wood 3 feet or less in length.

It is NOT to be used for large item disposal, construction and demolition waste, paint, tires, electronic waste, batteries, metal, household appliances, animal cadavers, oil or grease, liquid waste and burning refuse or hot ashes.

Misuse of this waste bin may result in its removal, requiring rural residents to take their garbage directly to the transfer station or landfill.

If you have questions about this pilot, please call our office at 780.663.2038.