Yard cleanup exceeds expectations

Cleanup at a residential yard is taking longer than City of Red Deer officials had hoped.

City of Red Deer Public Works workers shovel out the last of 10 cubic yards of coal found beneath a soft drink trailer in Del Price’s backyard Thursday.

Cleanup at a residential yard is taking longer than City of Red Deer officials had hoped.

Heavy equipment and bylaws officers returned Thursday morning to continue hauling old vehicles and piles of junk from the yard at 5328 – 44th Ave and small plot of city land at its south side. Located in Woodlea, the yard is one of two properties owner Dell Price has been asked to clean up. The city has not yet set a date to tackle Price’s other property, located in Eastview at 3710 – 44th St.

Among the surprises in store on Thursday was a pile of coal that filled one city dump truck with a bit left over for a second load.

Like everything else from the site, the coal was taken to the city landfill where salvageable goods are being stored for a short term in the event Price wants them back. Price is welcome to retrieve any of the goods he wants, but must pay the tipping fee, says inspections and licensing manager Paul Meyette.

Russ Pye, buildings and enforcement supervisor, said it will take at least one more day to complete the cleanup. Crews have finished on the city’s side of the site, including taking down fences and sheds, and are now working in Price’s yard, said Pye.

“We had hoped that it wouldn’t take long. We had no idea what was in there or how much.”

Price has not returned calls requesting an interview with the Advocate.


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