Town of Ed­son Waste Col­lec­tion Pro­gram up­date

The McLeod River Post - - Family, Farm & Garden -

Ef­fec­tive June 29 2018, the Town of Ed­son has sev­ered its con­tract with Can Pak En­vi­ron­men­tal Inc. who had been en­gaged to pro­vide res­i­den­tial waste col­lec­tion ser­vices in our com­mu­nity. The con­trac­tor failed to live up to the stan­dards ex­pected of the Town for ser­vice to the pub­lic and did not meet the re­quire­ments of the con­tract which re­sulted in sig­nif­i­cant con­fu­sion, in­con­ve­nience and ser­vice dis­rup­tion to our res­i­den­tial util­ity cus­tomers. The Town is work­ing with Can Pak on pro­vi­sions for a fi­nal pick up of or­ganic waste and for re­trieval of the cur­rent bins.

The Town re­mains com­mit­ted to the phi­los­o­phy of the pro­gram which will al­low us to dis­play bet­ter en­vi­ron­men­tal ste­ward­ship along with safer and cleaner waste man­age­ment prac­tices. As such the Town has be­gun en­gage­ment with GFL En­vi­ron­men­tal Inc., the next high­est rated com­pany who sub­mit­ted a pro­posal dur­ing the com­pet­i­tive pro­cure­ment process in the fall of 2017, to pro­vide or­ganic and house­hold waste col­lec­tion ser­vices to the Town. This tran­si­tion will ne­ces­si­tate a sus­pen­sion of the or­gan­ics col­lec­tion pro­gram as GFL and the Town work to prop­erly or­der and dis­perse new carts for each house­hold. The gen­eral pa­ram­e­ters of the pro­gram will not change; we will work with our new con­trac­tor to de­velop pick up sched­ules in the next sev­eral weeks. It is an­tic­i­pated that the man­u­fac­ture and de­liver y time on the carts and im­ple­men­ta­tion of the sys­tem un­der the new ser­vice provider will take be­tween 60 and 90 days. While we rec­og­nize that this is frus­trat­ing the Town feels this is the surest way to pro­vide high qual­ity ser­vice to our res­i­dents and set up our waste man­age­ment sys­tems for long term suc­cess.

In the mean­time, waste col­lec­tion will be con­ducted via the his­tor­i­cal Town-de­liv­ered sys­tem with or­gan­ics and house­hold waste co- min­gled ( ex­clud­ing yard waste which can be dis­posed of at the Recycling De­pot or Land­fill) and we will con­tinue the nor­mal sched­ule un­til the new pro­gram is ready for im­ple­men­ta­tion. Please stay tuned as there will be ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion com­ing on this tran­si­tion.

The Town of Ed­son is com­mit­ted to re­spon­si­ble, ef­fi­cient, qual­ity ser­vice de­liv­ery and it is these stan­dards which have pushed us to make this dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion. We ac­cept full re­spon­si­bil­ity for the chal­lenges and de­fi­cien­cies we en­coun­tered in im­ple­ment­ing this new ser­vice and will learn from this ef­fort. We will make the nec­es­sary ad­just­ments and work hard to en­sure the end re­sult is an even bet­ter prod­uct to our users.

We en­cour­age res­i­dents to fol­low us on Face­book and down­load our free App to al­ways re­ceive the most up- to- date in­for­ma­tion. Ques­tions can be di­rected to our Chief Ad­min­is­tra­tive Of­fi­cer Mike Der­ri­cott at the Town Of­fice. 780-723-4401

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