Tracking System Implemented for Libau Landfill and Transfer Stations
As part of our efforts to improve how we manage solid waste, we have started tracking the use of the RM’s waste facilities: Libau Landfill, Grand Marais Transfer Station, Gull Lake Transfer Station, Clarke Road Transfer Station, and Dunning Road Transfer Station. View a map of landfill and transfer station locations here.
In the 2017 property tax bill all property owners should have received two ID cards with a QR tracking code on them linked to their roll number. If you did not receive ID cards or have lost them, please call the municipal office at 204-482-3300. As of September 30, 2017, when you go to one of the RM’s waste facilities, attendants will scan your ID card and take note of what you are dropping off.
The ID cards are distributed free of charge. The ID cards do not affect the current rates – you will still pay the same fees to use the waste facilities. View the current tipping fees here.
Gathering solid data on the use of transfer stations and the landfill will ultimately show us where efficiencies can happen that will better serve residents and potentially save money. Reviewing and improving solid waste management is part of our 2015-18 Strategic Plan.
Why are we starting this system?
Tracking how residents use these waste facilities will help us become more efficient. We will better understand:
- Who uses the facilities
- When they use it
- What they bring
This information will help us make these facilities better suited to the needs and habits of residents.
This will also ensure that non-residents are paying the higher fees that are applicable for them.
If curbside pickup is implemented in 2018, we will be able to measure very accurately how it impacts use of waste facilities and adjust our waste services accordingly.
How will it work?
- Every property received two ID cards with a tracking code with their property tax bill
- The tracking code will be connected to your roll number
- After September 30, 2017, when you go to Libau Landfill or a transfer station bring your ID card
- Attendants will scan your card and record what you are bringing
When do I have to start using my ID card?
You will be required to start showing your ID card starting on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
I didn’t receive my ID cards. Why and what do I do?
Each property has a unique identifying number called a roll number. Some properties have more than one owner. The same bill is mailed out to all owners listed on the property title. For simplicity, we decided to mail out only two cards per property (roll number). This works well for most people but the RM of St. Clements is in the unique situation of having many cottages which are often handed down through a family and have multiple owners. In the case of multiple owners, we took our best guess as to who to mail the ID cards to.
If you didn’t receive a card, please contact the RM office at 204-482-3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much does it cost to implement this tracking system?
The cost to implement this program is $8,500 plus taxes.
Will this tracking system affect the fees I pay at the landfill/transfer station?
No, all the rates to use the landfill and transfer stations will stay the same.
You might not be aware that the landfill and transfer station have different resident rates for some items and that the transfer station does not accept some items that the landfill does accept. For example, a resident can take up to ten bags of garbage to the landfill for free but would have to pay $1.25 per bag at the transfer stations. This is because we must transfer the bags to Libau Landfill. Click here to see the tipping fees and what each facility accepts.
Can I take a photo of my ID card and use that at the landfill/transfer station?
Yes, our scanners can read the tracking code from a photo on your phone.
What if I am at the waste facility and I forgot my card?
After the tracking program is launched, there will be a grace period where, if you forget your card, the staff will still allow you to drop off your refuse.
What if I lose my card?
Phone, email or drop by the RM office and we will make you a new one which you can pick up or we can mail.