Due to the emergency situation both in Calgary and in Southern Alberta the BFI Canada landfill in Southeast Calgary will be allowed to postpone its closure from the orginal date of June 30, 2013 The landfill will remain open from July 1 until September 1 of 2013. This does not mean business as usual.
The landfill has been allowed to remain open in order to keep available flood related landfill capacity for the region. Regular business traffic for the landfill will continue to be transferred to an alternate location. Only flood related materials will have access to the site during this 2 month period. BFI Canada is required to continue all existing conditions for the mitigation of potential nuisances to the surrounding communities, including traffic, odour, dust, shortening of work hours when possible, and maintaining all bird mitigation efforts.
While I realize that this is a burden to residents of the area, I am hoping that we can tolerate this limited extension in order to assist our fellow Albertans, and in some cases our friends and relatives, in their time of need. If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to discuss the situation, you can contact me by clicking here or use the following contact points:
Chaparral Community Association
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