Free tipping fees dates an­nounced

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Kirk­land Lake Town Coun­cil has ap­proved the dates for the fall free tipping fees and the waste elec­tronic drop off lo­ca­tion at the land­fill. The dates this year are from Sun­day, Septem­ber 24thto Sun­day, October 1st. In a pre­sen­ta­tion to coun­cil Tues­day, Man­ager of Town Plan­ning and Land De­vel­op­ment Ash­ley Bilodeau stated “Fall Free Tipping Fees pro­vides res­i­dents with an op­por­tu­nity to clean up their prop­er­ties and dwellings be­fore win­ter sets in. The free tipping fee event is for res­i­den­tial pur­poses and avail­able only to the res­i­dents of the Town of Kirk­land Lake. Tipping At­ten­dants have the right to re­quest proof of res­i­dency.In or­der to fa­cil­i­tate better ac­ces­si­bil­ity at the land­fill over the week­end, staff are propos­ing ad­di­tional op­er­a­tional hours at the land­fill site.” She added “There will be a re­duc­tion in rev­enues as­so­ci­ated with this re­quest (ap­prox­i­mately $7,300 last year), along with ad­di­tional op­er­a­tional costs to ex­tend the hours at the land­fill for Sun­day (4 ad­di­tional hours for a Land­fill Tipping At­ten­dant). There are as­so­ci­ated rev­enues with host­ing a lo­cal elec­tron­ics col­lec­tion (ap­prox­i­mately $350).” The fall free tipping fees were first in­tro­duced in 2011. Since then over 7,700cu­bic me­tres of waste has been dis­posed of at the land­fill dur­ing this event.

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