Strathcona County was recently recognized for its efforts to keep hazardous materials out of landfills.
The county’s Broadview Enviroservice Station was awarded a 2018 Collection Site Award of Excellence from the Alberta Recycling Management Authority (Alberta Recycling) at a county council meeting on October 23.
The county opened the recycling station in 2016 to give residents a convenient way to drop off unwanted electronics, paint, oil and other household items requiring special disposal.
According to the county, the Enviroservice station has seen more than 29,000 visits this year. Residents have dropped off more than 7,000 printers, monitors and computers, 82,000 litres of used oil, 24 tonnes of paint and 10.8 tonnes of household batteries.
Alberta Recycling recognized the station for its knowledgeable staff, ease of use, clear signage and safe handling of dangerous materials.
“We’re pleased to be recognized for our efforts, providing residents with opportunities to reduce our environmental footprint,” said county mayor Rod Frank. “Our success is made possible through the work we do with organizations such as Alberta Recycling.”
Alberta Recycling is a nonprofit environmental stewardship organization responsible for managing the electronics, tire, paint and used oil materials recycling programs in Alberta.
“Strathcona County is a valued partner,” said Alberta Recycling chair Caroline McAuley. “This award applauds Broadview Enviroservice Station and staff for the standard they have set in ensuring end-of-life electronics, paint, tires and used oil are recycled.”
Alberta Recycling’s Collection Site Awards of Excellence were introduced in 2008, with three awards handed out every year based on the population served.
Broadview Enviroservice Centre is one of 452 registered Alberta Recycling electronics, paint and tire collection sites.