To prevent potential fines of up to $40,000 annually, which would be financed through increased utility rates, the District engaged a bylaw compliance campaign checking recycling containers and providing educational literature to residents and businesses within the community.
Following our compliance campaign, the District’s monthly audited results substantially improved demonstrating 7.75% contamination levels in our community’s recycling. The District would like to thank those in the community that have taken appropriate steps to improve their recycling habits. Though we have taken steps in the right direction, contamination levels must meet a maximum allowable level of 3% to prevent potential fines to the District.
Although our Public Works team will still be checking random recycling containers through the year, we do not have the resources or funding to check all containers weekly as we did during our summer compliance campaign. Moreover, it will be up to the residents to prevent potential fines that will, in turn, will be reflected in increased utility rates for the District.
All information regarding allowable recycling contents can be picked up at the Municipal Hall, Public Works Yard, and on the District’s Website at www.loganlake.ca
District of Logan Lake