Lacombe trash talk delayed
Lacombe city council’s big trash talk has been delayed two weeks until Sept. 23.
At that meeting, city administration will present the results of a summer-long public consultation effort on proposed changes to the community’s garbage collection system.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of feedback we have received during this consultation process,” says Infrastructure Services director Matthew Goudy in a news release announcing the change.
Residents have until the end of the month to fill out a survey on the city’s website at www.lacombe.ca/garbage.
A Solid Waste Open House will take place on Sept. 11 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre in the North County Room. Preliminary results from the public consultation will be available.
Council decided in April it needed to hear more from residents after council chambers was packed with about 70 people, many of whom spoke against a planned pilot project to replace 60 of the large community garbage bins with 240 rollout models geared to single households.
Some of those opposed argued that the rollout bins would be inconvenient, costly, difficult to manoeuvre in winter conditions, and could prove a nuisance for seniors.
Replacing all of the city’s roughly 600 bins with rollouts was expected to take about 10 years.