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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Red Deer County partners on Ag Plastics Recycling Pilot


At the April 10 County Council meeting, Red Deer County agreed to participate in a 3 year Agricultural Plastics Recycling Pilot Program with Lacombe County and Ponoka County.

Agricultural Plastics Recycling was identified on Red Deer County Council’s Strategic Priorities Chart as an area of importance. The County had previously expressed interest in partnering on an Agricultural Plastics Recycling Program, and now has found other municipalities to ensure the cost is spread and there is adequate supply of the recyclable materials.

The intent is to develop and deliver an Agricultural Plastics Recycling Program for 2018, and then evaluate the results of the program. Based on the results of the 2018 program and partnership input, the plan would then enter into a more formal agreement for 2019 and beyond.

Lacombe County is generously accepting the administrative responsibility of the program, including procuring the necessary equipment and labour, coordinating the pick-up service, delivering the service, as well as tracking and invoicing respective municipalities for the pick-up services delivered annually.

Partner municipalities (Red Deer County and Ponoka County) will support the program by advertising and promoting the program to their agricultural producers as well as reimbursing Lacombe County for a share of the initial equipment costs as well as the annual program delivery costs within the partner municipality. The cost to Red Deer County include a cost share for the initial purchase of the grain bag roller equipment ($4,420) as well as annual costs to cover the mileage and hourly fees of delivering the service within Red Deer County (approximately $2,500 per year).

Councillor Connie Heulsman commented, “This is a great example of Red Deer County collaborating with partners to tackle an ongoing problem. I look forward to seeing this pilot project succeed, and possibly expand into a more permanent offering to our producers.”

The program should be in place for the fall of 2018. Stay tuned to County News for further information on the programs as details come forward.

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