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Redcliff recycling centre awaits council approval for go ahead

Posted on April 6, 2021 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Justin Seward


The Redcliff recycling centre’s final approval will come from council at one of the April council meetings.
Once council approves, then the recycling centre will commence construction at 702 South Railway Drive NE.
Corey Popick, the town’s environmental utilities and planning director, says the location was chosen because of it being more centralized in town and on a town-owned lot.
“If it’s approved by council in April, then it’ll get built right away,” said Popick.
“It should be operational not too long after that.”
The recycling centre will have up to four bins and accepted materials such as cardboard, paper, newsprint, household metals and beverage containers.
Paint, tires and electronics will not be collected onsite.
Operations, supply, maintenance and material handling of the bins will be done by a third-party contractor.
Popick said it shouldn’t be an issue that 10 cars could fit at once.
People will be able to access the recycling centre 24 hours a day.
A paved approach will be constructed to accommodate tandem-axle vehicles.
The reason that the project has not received full approval yet is because the Municipal Planning Commission placed conditions on the project in their response to the town and will need a final budget approval with the additions from town council.
“All development permit application in any municipality have to go through the MPC,” said Popick.
“Then they’ll state if they need certain conditions or those kinds of things placed on it, like overhead lighting has an example.”

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