Monday, August 2, 2021

Roseridge Landfill Application: FAQ

Q: What are the proposed changes at the Roseridge Landfill?

The original landfill was built in 1980. The proposed rezoning is required to allow for a development permit to be applied for, in support of construction of a new entrance facility. This would improve service delivery and accommodate better traffic flow. The planning for this subject quarter (NW 25-55-25-W4M) has been taking place since the purchase of that land back in 2015.


Q: What are the expected benefits of the proposed changes?

This application is expected to result in the following positive outcomes: • Provide a convenient and modern, user-friendly transfer station and recycling center for regional residential traffic • Improve safety for customers by diverting customer vehicles from the active landfill cell. 


Q: Is the Roseridge Landfill capacity being increased?

No, the landfill capacity will remain the same. The rezoning application will permit the relocation of accessory buildings so the landfill space on SW 25-55-36 can be better utilized.


Q: What is the lifespan of the landfill?

The Roseridge Landfill was developed with a 100 year life span. There are approximately 50 years remaining in its expected lifespan.


Q: Will the proposed changes impact the traffic flow or volume around the site and how?

There are no anticipated changes to traffic volume. The application is to move the entrance to the facility further south, and access should be safer and more user friendly. 


Q: What is the relationship between Sturgeon County and the Roseridge Waste Management Services Commission?

Roseridge Landfill is owned and operated by the Roseridge Waste Management Services Commission, and Sturgeon County is one of six members including the Town’s of Morinville, Legal, Bon Accord, Gibbons and Redwater.


Q: What municipalities have access to the Roseridge Landfill?

Sturgeon County, Town of Bon Accord, Town of Gibbons, Town of Legal, Town of Morinville, Town of Redwater have access for both commercial and residential customers. Other contracts are in place with additional municipalities outside of the commission membership. 


Q: Why does Roseridge accept refuse from municipalities not part of the Commission and how does this impact Sturgeon County residents?

Roseridge has as its mandate to provide economical disposal of waste to its member municipalities. One of the ways it has done this is to accept waste from outside the Sturgeon region to help subsidize and keep residential rates lower. In 2019 63% of the traffic came from within Sturgeon County. For many rural residents this is the only option for waste disposal (no curbside collection).


Q: Why were only some Cardiff residents sent notification of the application from Sturgeon County, and not others?

Sturgeon County and other municipalities are required by law to notify the public of zoning or development applications. Residents living within specific distances of the particular lands receive the notification. Those that live outside of that area would not receive a direct notification, but would be welcome to review details online or in person.


Q: How can I have my say on the Landfill’s application?

Sturgeon County will be hosting a public hearing on this application, scheduled for June 30, 2020. Anyone with comments on the application are welcome to share them at or before the public hearing at 1:30pm on June 30, 2020. For questions on the public hearing process please contact Sturgeon County (Martyn Bell) at 780-939-8365. For more information on this application and any specific landfill questions, please contact the Landfill Manager (Susan Berry) at 780-619-2585.


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