Recycling numbers holding steady

The city released its annual waste and recycling report for 2012 and the results have shown that not much has changed in the Fort.

Over the last five years, waste removal per household totals have stayed pretty even in the city, hovering between 260 and 280 kg per resident in each of the previous four years and coming to around 270 kg last year.

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Calgary trash filling up foothills dump: Moore

High River’s representative on the local waste commission is raising red flags over claims that some trash companies are using the foothills regional landfill to dump loads of garbage they have collected from Calgary.

Coun. Don Moore said Monday that these companies disguise their loads of mostly commercial trash from Calgary by picking up garbage from a handful of locations in High River and Okotoks.

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‘Revolutionary’ plant promises to turn garbage into fuel

A Red Deer company wants to turn local garbage into fuel — and it insists it’s got the technology to do so.

Blue Horizon Bio-Diesel Inc. conducted a demonstration in a Blindman Industrial Park shop on Wednesday, feeding a mix of municipal waste, sawdust, used motor oil and a special “catalyst” into a scaled-down plant, which churned out a small quantity of diesel fuel a short time later.

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Garbage-to-fuel plant on the hunt for talent

EDMONTON- For Dee Popat, an engineer from Leduc with experience in manufacturing, the chance to get in on the ground floor of a new industry was too exciting to ignore.

“This is a fantastic opportunity. I have the experience and am applying to be the plant manager,” Popat said Saturday at Enerkem’s first job fair.


Recycle depot on its way

Residents living east of the city will soon have a convenient place to drop off recyclable materials.

County of Grande Prairie councillors agreed Monday to build a paper, tin, cardboard, glass and plastic recycle depot near Five Mile Hall, which is located off of Range Road 53 near Richmond Avenue (100 Avenue) actually Township Road 714.

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