The Mountain View Regional Waste Commission (MVRWC) hopes that the provincial budget (expected next week) will offer $500,000 that that can be put toward the expansion of the Didsbury landfill, which serves Mountain View County, from Sundre to Olds to Carstairs, and everywhere in between.
The facility was constructed last year with the understanding that another phase would have to be built in the near future. The first phase included the initial set-up, road construction, and the construction of a small cell using a grant from Alberta Environment.
Phase two of the landfill should support the growth of Mountain View County until at least 2008, before another phase is added.
With the MVRWC using the Didsbury landfill, tip fees have been reduced from $67 per tonne to $50. Prior to the Didsbury landfill site opening last year, the majority of waste was hauled to the City of Calgary’s Spy Hill location.