Tracking System to be Implemented for Libau Landfill and Transfer Stations for Residents
In your property tax bill this year you will receive two ID cards with tracking codes on them. Starting September 30, 2017, your card will be scanned whenever you go to one 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.
The ID cards have no fee and are for data collection only. This does not affect the current rates – you will still pay the same fees to use the waste facilities. View the current tipping fees here.
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.
With the arrival of new and inexpensive technology, tracking is now within our reach by using smart phones to do the scanning and QR codes. When curbside pickup is implemented in 2018, we will be able to measure how this impacts use of waste facilities and adjust our waste services accordingly.
How will it work?
- Every property will receive 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.
When will you be mailing the property tax bills?
The property tax bills will be mailed out in the last week of August, with the ID cards enclosed.
Can I get my ID cards before I get my property tax bill?
No, the ID cards will not be available before the property tax bills are mailed out.
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.
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 of one month 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.