The new garbage/recyclables collection initiative came into effect two short months ago (August 1st). The purpose of the initiative was to reduce waste volumes to our Waste Disposal Site and to encourage better management of our household waste starting right in the home. Although the change was met with mixed reviews as most changes are, we as a community have come together once again and made this change another success story.
As a direct result of the initiative and the efforts put forward by the people of our community we have delivered 17.6 tonnes of recyclable waste to the depot in Brandon within the third quarter of this year. In comparison to last year where we delivered 5.35 tonnes in the same short period of time. In two short months we have reduced the volume of waste to our landfill site by approximately 12 tonnes.
As reported earlier, we delivered 22 tonnes of recyclable waste in all of 2013. With the continued cooperation and participation of our entire community we will well surpass previous reports and reach our target deliveries while extending the life of our waste disposal site for future generations.
Congratulations people!!! Our community has once again embraced change and turned another initiative into a success story.
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The Town of Rivers and Rural Municipality of Daly have been home to many residents and businesses since the “door to the land of promise” was opened wide in 1907 by Grand Trunk Pacific Railway president Sir Charles Rivers-Wilson. This home town community continues to attract industry, business, residents and visitors for the many advantages of living in a small community — friendly and helpful people, security, peacefulness with all the amenities of a larger centre. The Town of Rivers and the Rural Municipality of Daly are no exceptions to the rule. In this community, people always greet you with a smile and are willing to help out when you need a hand. Rivers has its own police department, hospital, and two schools with a growing economic base, recreation facilities, and many supportive community groups.
The Town of Rivers is seeking representatives to sit on the following Boards. CDC (Community Development Corporation) LSRCD (Little Saskatchewan River Conservation District) Please contact the municipal office for more information or to submit your name as a representative of the Town of Rivers.