ECA Review Reporter
Residents of Coronation now have a safer and more convenient option to dispose of their household waste and recyclables. The Coronation Waste Transfer Station was officially opened to the public on Saturday, November 3, the third such facility to open in Paintearth County. The transfer station, according to Transfer Station Supervisor Mike Yakielashek, is an easier option for residents to dispose of their waste and recyclables over taking them directly to the landfill. “There were some concerns raised by the town and residents,” Yakielashek said. “As the landfill is a commercial operation, there were some safety concerns.”
The site, built on land owned by the Town of Coronation and operated by the County of Paintearth, accepts a variety of non-hazardous household waste including metal, household appliances, electronics and tires. The site also accepts used agricultural chemical containers and empty oil barrels.
The site, however, does not accept hazardous waste. Yakielashek advises residents to hold onto their hazardous waste until the annual roundup in May.
The transfer station also does not accept demolition materials, concrete, furniture, garden refuse, trees or bushes. Yakielashek recommends those materials be taken directly to the landfill.
As for the site itself, Yakielashek feels it provides a useful service for the community and encourages residents to be mindful about what they put into the trash.
Future plans for the site include a new tire bunker, funding which will come from a grant application which has been recently approved.
The new transfer station, located just north of the Coronation Cemetery, is open on Wednesdays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no tipping fee for residents.