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