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Thursday, January 14, 2021 / Categories: Press Releases

Press Release - Whitecourt launches online survey on waste and recycling services

Whitecourt has launched an online survey to provide community members the opportunity to share their opinions on residential waste and recycling programs provided locally.  

The Ad Hoc Waste and Recycling Services Review Committee was established to gather information on municipal best practices and complete a needs analysis regarding the collection, transportation and disposal of solid waste, and recyclables.  The data gathered through this online survey will provide valuable information about current and future service levels, needs and priorities for residential curbside programs in our community. The service contracts for residential curbside collection expire later this year, and the recommendations made by the Committee to Council will be considered during the development of this tender package.

“The Committee is excited to offer the opportunity to Town residents to share their feedback on recycling programs that will have a positive impact on both the environment and the value of our tax dollars,” stated Committee Chair Koren Scott.  “Resident engagement and participation are critical to helping provide Council with recommendations on the programs and services we as residents want to see in our community.”

Survey participants will be asked about their recycling habits, and also their opinion on expanding residential services to include composting services.  The survey is limited to Whitecourt residents only, and it is asked that only one survey be submitted per household.  As an incentive to participate, there will be a draw for $150 in Whitecourt Bucks for those that have completed the survey.  

“The Town of Whitecourt has been working to expand local programs in an effort to divert waste from the landfill and promote environmental stewardship,” added Whitecourt Mayor Maryann Chichak.  “I’m looking forward to reviewing the survey results, and hearing the recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee.”

A link to the Whitecourt Waste, Recycling and Compost Programs Survey is available on www.whitecourt.ca.  The survey will close at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021.

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