Ponoka County has started collecting recyclables at its transfer site in the Southwest Industrial Park. Hours of operation are Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ponoka County has started collecting recyclables at its transfer site in the Southwest Industrial Park. Hours of operation are Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

County offers recycling option to residents

Ponoka County adds recycling to its waste transfer site.

  • Mar. 9, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Ponoka News Staff

Ponoka County residents now have an option for their recyclables after the Town of Ponoka has announced its decision to close its downtown collections centre by the end of the month.

After the announcement that the town would move its centre to the town transfer station, Ponoka County residents looked at other options available to them, explained county assistant CAO Tom Webber. County residents will now be able to take recyclables to the county transfer site in the Southwest Industrial Park.

There are 16 bins that will be available for collection of recyclable items. Acceptable are plastic containers stamped with a recycle symbol, tin or aluminum cans, cardboard and non-glass drink containers. Webber said bins are marked with signs to show what material goes where.

Other materials such, as glass and Styrofoam are not accepted.

Demand for recycling is high after putting up the bins a few days early, Webber said three bins had already been filled. “People caught onto it immediately.”

He is pleased with the update and said it will benefit everyone as it puts less materials into the landfill.

Webber added that Empringham Disposal came with the best proposal for the county’s needs.

The transfer site is open Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.