Tisdale landfill expansion to receive funding

Tisdale landfill expansion to receive funding

The Tisdale landfill is receiving funding by the provincial and federal governments

The Town of Tisdale will receive $2.13 million from the federal government, $1.78 million from the provincial government for the existing regional landfill, including a new compost pad. The total cost of the project is $5.33 million.

 “It’s a huge opportunity to get our landfill expanded, do some composting,” said Al Jellicoe, Tisdale’s mayor.

Brad Hvidston, the town’s administrator said that without the funding they would have been able to do portions of the expansion, but would not have been able to afford to expand into composting.

“This will eventually save years on our landfill,” Hvidston said.

Hvidston said that with the new compost pad, the town will be looking into the possibility of a future curbside compost pickup.

“Council will have a decision to make in the future whether we curbside collect the compost.”

It is expected to be completed at the end of 2020. Before now the compost was disposed of in the garbage.

Original article: Humboldt Journal.