Press Releases

Students are Seeing Green in the West Yellowhead

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Press | 0 comments

Throughout this May and June the West Yellowhead Recycling Society, WYRS, launched a successful education program in Edson and the surrounding region.

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West Yellowhead Recycling Society Canvassers Take to the Streets

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Press | 0 comments

In the months of July and August, employees from the West Yellowhead Recycling Society will be surveying communities in the West Yellowhead.

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Edson Recycling Depot Finds Market for Scrap Glass

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in Press | 0 comments

The Edson and District Recycling Depot successfully found a market for 40 metric tonnes of glass from across the region! United Concrete and Gravel offers a market for scrap glass. Edson was one of the first communities to approach United Concrete to see if this type of recycling could be feasible. The test proved to be very successful and therefore United Concrete is now looking to expand its service to other communities in the province.

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WASTE Reduction and Diversion Goes Regional

Posted by on Feb 14, 2016 in Press | 0 comments

From the years 2010 to 2012, the municipalities of Jasper, Hinton, Edson and Yellowhead County all had solid waste management strategies and implementation work plans developed. One of the main recommendations included in each of these plans was that the municipalities should consider broadening the mandate of the West Yellowhead Regional Waste Management Authority (WYRWA) to provide a regional approach to waste reduction and diversion. Over the past 3 years, the WYRWA has been working on this very important recommendation. As a result, a new...

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New Regional Waste Reduction Coordinator

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016 in Press | 0 comments

This past December, the Authority took another big step forward by hiring a new Regional Waste Reduction Coordinator. The coordinator is currently assisting the Authority in developing a 5 year plan. This plan will help guide the future actions and areas of focus for the region and will set out broad goals to be achieved. In order to begin working towards the Authority’s goal of increasing public knowledge on recycling options available in its various communities, news articles on recyclable materials and their markets, new and innovative...

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Edson & District Recycling Society Launches Special Collection of End-of-Life Electronics

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Press | 0 comments

Monday, August 24, 2015 Joint Media Release Edson & District Recycling Society Launches Special Collection of End-of-Life Electronics The Edson & District Recycling Society (EDRS) is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Alberta Recycling Management Authority (Alberta Recycling) for a pilot project that will see volunteers from the local high school conduct door-to-door collection of electronics that the owner has designated for recycling. On September 18, volunteers will be out in the...

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Hazardous Waste Facility Receives Grant

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Press | 0 comments

Drive-through hazardous waste facility. The Edson and District Recycling Society was the recipient of a $20,000 grant to be used towards the development of a hazardous waste facility. Anne Auriat of the Edson and District Recycling Society accepts a $20,000 grant presented by West Yellowhead MLA and Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Resources, Robin Campbell. See the Sept 8, 2014 issue of the Weekly Anchor for the full...

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EDRS takes part in Abcrc “love to recycle” program

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Press | 0 comments

Ian McInnes Friday, August 29, 2014 9:04:34 MDT AM Abcrc (Alberta beverage container recycling corporation). The Abcrc’s “love to recycle” program strives to match collectors with producers, and last week Abcrc were in town to make a video. We were informed that filming took part at Pinegrove School, Westhaven School, Beerland Bottle Depot and Galloway Station Museum. “The EDRS started a program last fall in that two high school students that are employed by the EDRS, visit four schools in town Dakin, Pine Grove, Parkland and...

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Christmas Appreciation Day

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Press | 0 comments

              Edson Recycle Depot hosted a Christmas meal with all the trimmings on December 11. Santa swung by to see everyone. Wally McMorran said, “Every year the Recycle Depot hosts a Christmas meal for all seniors and the community as an appreciation day and a way of saying thank you.” Pictured is Barb Ashwell chatting with Santa about her...

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Community garden guru enlightens Edson

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Press | 0 comments

The Edson Leader Thursday, November 7th, 2013 Edson and area residents heard from the guru of community gardens Ron Berezan last Tuesday evening about the benefits of community gardens. Around 25 residents attended the Galloway Station Museum session on Nov. 5 hosted by Berezan. He said before a community garden is considered there are six components that have to be considered: • A membership structure. • Membership agreement/policies. • Dues [considered]. • Decision making/leadership. • Common/private spaces. • Maintenance of...

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