Required for trash to be taken to the Mid-Huron Landfill site,
the clear bag system is confusing and residents are having
difficulty trying to figure it out, said public works manager Hugh
Speaking to Huron-Kinloss council at the general committee meeting
Monday night (April 6), Nichol said the landfill site board may say
the system is working but that's because garbage is going everywhere
but to the landfill site.
"We're going to have quite a few residents who won't buy into the
program," he said.
The clear bags are rejected if there are
certain items in them, such as recyclable material, said Nichol. On the
first pick-up date, many bags were left at the curb with big red circles
drawn on them to indicate the offensive items.
The Blue Box program, operated by Bruce Area Solid Waste Recycling (BASWR)
out of Southampton, doesn't accept numerous items for recycling. "So,
what we end up with is that some people in Lucknow have garbage they
can't send anywhere," said councillor Anne Eadie. "I understand their
frustration because their garbage is not taken away," said mayor Mitch
"They (garbage collectors) should have tags to leave on the bags, saying
what the problem is," said councillor Lillian Abbott.
The public works department will look into the program further.
12/04/2009 10:53 PM
In other business ...
*Council has agreed to extend the sanitary sewer line beyond the
township limits, to an empty lot on Bruce County Road 1 at the south
end of Lucknow, for a developer to build a six-unit seniors'
apartment. The developer is willing to pay all costs and will also
pay double the price for services. Plus, there is sufficient sewage
capacity to allow the project.
"This is an opportunity to get this type of housing in the area,"
"I agree," said Eadie. "It's an exception because we need seniors'
*The township has accepted the tender of Da-Lee Dust Control for the
supply and application of 35% calcium chloride dust suppressant, at
a price of $0.176 per litre, plus GST, which is the same price the
township paid in 2006 and 2007. The municipality co-tendered with
South Bruce, Howick, North Huron and Morris-Turnberry.
*Council has declared surplus the 1970 Allis-Chalmers tractor at the
Huron Landfill Site.
*The township is replacing yield signs with stop signs to decrease
the municipal liability. Everything west of Lake Range Drive has
been changed. "We have one stop sign that was just put up and it's
already been spray-painted," said Nichol.
*Council agreed to remove the lumber bridge in Waterworks Park,
which was installed by the Lucknow Lions years ago. The township
will also remove a fallen-down wood structure that was the outhouse,
installed in the park by the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority,
and backfill the hole with stone.