Alberta Recycling Management Authority Pilot Program

Beginning September 1, 2020, the Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA) initiated its two-year expanded residential electronics pilot project.  Included in the pilot project will be audio visual equipment, telecom, cell phone and wireless devices, electronic gaming equipment, small home appliances, portable power tools, toys, musical instruments, and small solar panels.  There will be no charge to recycle these items for the duration of the pilot.  With the data that ARMA will gather from this project, they will be able to provide the government with critical information that will help to determine the best course of action to modernize the electronics recycling program for the long term.  Please visit https://armaepilot.com/ to learn more about the pilot project.

LRWSC asks that the public keep the expanded electronics recycling items separate from computers, laptops, printers, monitors, and TV's and follow the attendants instructions of where to place these items when bringing to the following sites:

Eckville Transfer Station

Bentley Transfer Station

Prentiss Transfer Station

Alix/Mirror Transfer Station

Please note that this project is for residentially used electronics only, commercial items will not be accepted.  Residential Air Conditioner units are only accepted at the Eckville and Prentiss sites and are subject to the current charges and procedures outlined under those sites.

 

Welcome to the LRWSC Website

Lacombe Regional Waste Services Commission owns and operates five solid waste management facilities within the Lacombe County boundaries.  We have transfer sites at or near Eckville, Bentley, Alix/Mirror, Spruceville, and a transfer site and class 3 landfill at our Prentiss location (see map below).

We currently transport nearly 10,000 MT of MSW to the class 2 landfill at West Dried Meat Lake.  We are licensed to landfill 10,000 MT of dry rubble annually at our Prentiss site, but through co-operative diversionary tactics, we strive to reduce landfill volumes each year.

Please click on the above categories to find specific details and information.  Under transfer sites, you will find all information about each site.

LRWSC 2020 Closures and Notifications

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS

  Effective July 1st 2020, all LRWSC Transfer Sites will require residents who are accessing the facilities, to present a "proof of residency" to our attendants by showing a utility bill, Lacombe County property tax notice, or a driver's license with a physical/mailing address. The following mailing addresses are NOT acceptable as proof of residency:

Blackfalds PO Box # (require physical address)

Eckville PO Box # (require physical address)

Alix PO Box # (require physical address)

RR#3 Lacombe (require physical address)

RR#1, 3, & 4 Eckville (require physical address)

Photographs of utility bills/tax notices on a smart phone will be accepted, provided that the attendant can read the information while maintaining social distancing (photos of Blue Sign addresses are not accepted)

  Verification of residency will be visually confirmed by the attendants and no personal information will be recorded.  This information is collected under the authority of Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

After July 1st 2020, all residential loads that cannot show proof of residency within the County of Lacombe will be turned away.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our legitimate rate paying residents, however, we are trying to eliminate any out of county residents (non contributing member) from utilizing our sites.

 

SITE CLOSURES FOR REPAIRS 

The following site will be closed for repairs.  Please go to the designated alternate site for waste disposal during these times.

Alix/Mirror Transfer Station Closed September 8th to 18th - Please take waste to the Prentiss Transfer Station during this time.  The Prentiss Transfer Station is open Mon-Sat 9:00am to 4:45pm.  Alix/Mirror Transfer Station will reopen for regular hours Saturday September 19th at 9:00am.

Thank you for your understanding during this time of much needed repairs to better serve the residents of Lacombe County!

 

COVID-19 Pandemic

 LRWSC is concerned with the public's and our staff's safety in regards to the Province of Alberta's update to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We ask that members of the public do not touch, or enter the offices of our Alix/Mirror, Spruceville, Bentley, and Eckville transfer sites.  Those site attendants will direct and address your questions through the office window, or from a safe distance (3m) outside.  We will strive to keep all sites at normal operating hours during this time.  Please check for updates regarding hours of operation, and affected sites here.

 

Check in with Site Attendant at all times before unloading material!

 

Burn Pits:

Burn Pits at all LRWSC sites may be forced to close during County Imposed Fire Bans. 

Burn Barrels:

No "hot" material permitted.  Cold material may be dumped in the designated area of each site.  No dumping into Compactor Hopper!

Demolition Waste Material:

We can not accept demolition material at our Landfill without an Asbestos Free Certificate.

 

Please contact us for further information: 403-782-5300 or 403-782-6391 

 

 

2020 LRWSC Site Closures (for regularly scheduled days):

All LRWSC sites are closed Sunday

Prentiss closed - February 17, April 10 & 13, May 18, July 1, August 3, September 7, October 12, November 11, December 24, 25, 26, December 31 @ 2:00 pm, January 1

Alix/Mirror closed - April 10, December 24, 25 & 26, December 31 @ 2:00 pm, January 1

Bentley closed - April 10, December 24, 25 & 26, December 31 @ 2:00 pm, January 1 

Eckville closed -  July 1, November 11, December 26

Spruceville closed -  July 1, November 11, December 26

 

                                             

 

 

Contact Us

PRENTISS LANDFILL

RR 4, Site 3, Box 18

Lacombe AB T4L 2N4

Phone: (403) 782-5300

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Administration (403) 782-8970

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LRWSC Commission Manager

Jay Hohn

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LRWSC Operations Manager

Wayne Huston

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Board Members

 

Chair: Grant Creasey, Lacombe City Mayor

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Thalia Hibbs, City of Lacombe Councillor

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Barb Shepherd, Lacombe County Councillor

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John Ireland, Lacombe County Councillor

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Barb Gilliat, Village of Alix Councillor

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Neil Maki, Town of Bentley Councillor

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Colleen Ebden, Town of Eckville Councillor

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Susan Russell, Village of Clive Councillor

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Brief Background

LRSWA was established August 15, 1984 with implementation in 1987. Capital cost to implement was 1.6 Million. Responsible for management of solid waste for seven members, Lacombe County, City of Lacombe, Town of Bentley, Town of Blackfalds, Town of Eckville, Village of Alix and Village of Clive. Originally there were 6 transfer sites, Eckville, Bentley, Spruceville, Alix/ Mirror, Blackfalds and Prentiss. Blackfalds opted out of membership in 2010, closing the Blackfalds transfer site. Lacombe County managed and administrated LRSWA until December 2013. LRSWA applied for Commission Status and became Lacombe Regional Waste Services Commission (LRWSC) in January 2014.

Historical Highlights:

1999- 20 year agreement with West Dried Meat Lake Landfill

2003- 50 year Post Closure Reserve implemented

2005- In-house hauling to West Dried Meat Landfill

        - New buildings in Alix & Eckville

2007- Year-round Household Hazardous Waste facility and eWaste facility at the Prentiss Site

2009- Future Initiatives Reserve implemented

2010- Alberta Recylcing Excellence Recognition

2013- Order in Council establishing the Commission

        - Strategic Plan Workshop

2014- Recycling agreement signed with the Town of Bentley

         - New building at Spruceville

         - eWaste collection at Eckville and Alix/Mirror

2019- Strategic Plan Workshop

2020- 5 year agreement with West Dried Meat Lake Landfill

 

What is LRWSC?

The Lacombe Regional Waste Services Commission is made up of members from municipalities within the boundaries of Lacombe County. The members of the Commission are; City of Lacombe, Lacombe County, Town of Eckville, Town of Bentley, Village of Clive and Village of Alix.

The Commission is governed by a Board of Directors and a Manager who is the Administrative Head of the Commission.

The two larger municipalities, City of Lacombe and Lacombe County, each have two representatives on the Board, while the smaller four municipalities each have one representative on the Board for a total of eight Board Members.