Permits, rules and cost top of discussion on Torch River waste

By Cam Lee/ CJVR
November 9, 2018 - 11:09am

The reeve of the R.M. of Torch River said he is pleased with the meeting about the future of waste management in the rural municipality.

The meeting was held in Choiceland Thursday night, with the R.M.'s cell at the Garrick Landfill soon becoming full to capacity.

Reeve Jerry Kindrat said the meeting was well attended.

"The meeting was an information meeting moreso with just the exposed numbers on the different options and costs of landfills," Kindrat said. "The costs, of course, are mounting, and we had a lot of good input, a lot of good questions, and good participation."

Kindrat explained what will take place next.

"We have to take the numbers and analyze things now and try to make a decision," Kindrat said. "We'll be looking for more public input into it as time goes on, and thank everybody for participating."

There will be some challenges in dealing with the R.M.'s waste management.

"A lot of the difficulties are within the Ministry of Environment," Kindrat said. "It's tough to get any sense of direction from them, and working within the permits and a lot of the rules and regulations, it's expensive, it's all numbers and it's lots of money, that's the biggest problem."

Kindrat said before Thursday's meeting the R.M. Council wants to ensure they are spending ratepayers money wisely.

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