Free tipping fees dates announced
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.