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Drumheller recycling facility “a site to be proud of”

    The Alberta Recycling Management Authority presented the Town of Drumheller with its Collection Site Award of Excellence at the Recycling Council of Alberta Conference held in Edmonton in the first week of October.
    “We thought that was the end of it, but they called us up and wanted to present us with a plaque,” said Tammi Nygaard, Operations Manager for Drumheller and District Solid Waste Management.
    “There was a third piece that wasn’t ready that day, so we thought let’s make it special again,” said Betty Gray from the Alberta Recycling Management Authority.
    Gray made the trip to Drumheller on Friday, December 2, to present the plaque in front of the Drumheller and District Solid Waste Management Association’s board of directors.
    The Drumheller recycling facility has come a long way over the past few years. Gray highlighted the chaotic condition of the facility in 2004 and how it has evolved to become an award winning site.
    “It’s well organized, it’s safe, and they’re collecting electronics, paint, and tires” said Gray. “They’ve really stepped it up.”
    The award was created four years ago, as Gray describes, to, “recognize and raise the bar in terms of standards at collection sites.”
    The award was accepted by Nygaard, Tim Woods, Recycling Supervisor, and Annon Hovde, Chair of the Drumheller and District Solid Waster Management Association.
    “It’s a big deal,” said Woods. “We’ve worked hard to get here.”
    Residents are encouraged to continue recycling. A list of what can be recycled can be found at www.dinosaurvalley.com/recycling-your-community.
    “The more we can recycle is awesome,” said Woods.

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