Centralized Recycling Depots Expected To Open Next Week
LETHBRIDGE - The three large centralized recycling depots are expected to open next week
and the existing depots will be taken down.
The south site will remain in
the Safeway parking lot while they look for other options, however they will be putting in the larger bins. The North depot will
be at Scenic Drive and Stafford Drive and the West depot will be at University
Drive and Bridge Drive.
The new bins are almost six times larger and will be removed from the site to
be emptied to reduce litter. The new sites will also eventually have yard
waste areas as well.
Waste and Recycling Services Manager Dave Schaaf thinks people will be
accepting of the change. He says "certainly people can appreciate why we're
making the change, they have experienced frustration when they go to the site
and lets say there isn't enough room for their cardboard, so they recognize the
reasons for the changes. I think it's just a matter of getting over the change,
once you know where the location is for the depot that you're going to use it
becomes part of your routine."
Posted on Monday, June 03, 2013 at 4/23/2014 3:30:26 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News - Top photo: Signage at existing recycling depots advising of the coming change, Photos below show the Northside depot and the Westside depot under construction