Yes, all waste coming to the landfill will be sorted. All e-waste (computers TV’s), paint and aerosol cans are placed in containers. The Landfill accepts tires, used oil and filters, batteries, fluorescent tubes, white goods, metals and clean compost material on a year round and this material is recycled. There is no fee to residential customers for these items. Residential wet waste is placed in the Transfer bins and commercial customers haul directly to operating face to dispose of their waste.
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Residents cannot place extra garbage outside of their bins because this can cause a litter and animal problem. Our automated garbage collection system operators cannot pick up garbage that is not placed properly inside of the bins. If residents have too much waste for their bin they must haul it to the landfill or keep it and place it in their bin for the following scheduled garbage pick up. The garbage bins are of sufficient size to accommodate one week’s worth of waste or more. Many customers regularly wait two weeks before they require their bins to be emptied. If residents regularly produce too much garbage, the Town encourages reducing waste by recycling. Bylaw 933 prohibits residents from placing more than 70 kilograms (154 lbs) of waste in their garbage receptacle and prohibits overfilling the garbage bins whereby the lid will not close properly. All waste placed in these receptacles must be bound or packaged to avoid spillage and items blowing out during the collection operations. Contact info: Infrastructure Services
Residents of Yellowhead County are to dispose of their waste at a local transfer station or at the West Yellowhead Regional Landfill. It is illegal to dispose of waste in the Town of Hinton blue bins. The blue bin dumpsters are for Town of Hinton residents or private businesses only. As per Bylaw 933, “No person shall place refuse into someone else’s bin without permission.” Contact info: Infrastructure Services
The total capacity of the landfill is estimated to be 1,350,000 tonnes. In the past 21 years, 421,347 tonnes of material has been placed into the landfill. 31.21% of the design airspace capacity of the landfill has been used in 21 years. It is estimated that the landfill has 60 years left of air space based on 2006 figures.