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Magrath moves from curbside to bin pick up

Posted on February 27, 2014 by Westwind Weekly

The Town of Magrath recently moved to join what seems like the rest of the surrounding municipalities in the implementation of garbage bins.

Bins will be provided to residents at no cost, and come in two available sizes, a 65 or 95-gallon. Standard issue to any resident within town limits will be 95, unless otherwise requested at the town office.

There will be no utility bill increase for the garbage to residents, as the garbage system in town is more of a self-sustaining model.

“It takes six months to get the truck,” said chief administrative officer Wade Alston of the new garbage truck required for the use of bins. “The purchase has been initiated (and we expect) the truck in six months.”

Garbage bins would be required to stay in town if the resident moved and are a piece of town property.

Each week when pick up time comes residents would be required to take their bins curbside, with the lids able to shut. If lids aren’t able to shut owners will be given a written warning on the first offence, and on the second the garbage will not be picked up that week.

Members of the Magrath council also discussed the possibility of including radio trackers for each individual bin. A decision hasn’t been reached in that regard yet however.

So far council has just been focussing on the size of bin residents would like. The deadline for feedback is March 31 and the town office can be reached at 403-758-3212. For more information please contact either Carolyn Law or Trevor Millward at the town office.

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