At the November 24th, 2016 Council meeting, County Council gave 2nd and 3rd reading to the Solid Waste Utility Amendment Bylaw #44-2016, which effectively allows the $107.50 utility fee invoiced in October to cover solid waste charges from January 1st, 2016 until December 31st, 2017.
Although the billing period has been revised, the Utility Fee is still due by December 31st, 2016.
Also, utility ratepayers who close (sign-off) their utility account during the billing period will have the prorated unused portion of their payment returned. Tenants, who are required to pay a deposit for service, will have the deposit returned, less any outstanding charges, when their utility account is closed (signed-off).
Additional information and downloadable documents related to the County's Solid Waste utility are indicated below.
Have You Activated Your Cards?
To ensure uninterrupted services, Card Holders are reminded to ensure that their Solid Waste Utility Activation Form and Utility payment have both been submitted to the County. As of January 1st, 2017, new County Transfer Station cards will be scanned on entry at all County Transfer Stations. Once both your Solid Waste Utility Activation Form and payment have been received, it takes five business days for cards to be activated for use. If you have submitted payment please ensure that you have also submitted your Solid Waste Utility Activation Form which assigns the cards to the users. If you have submitted your Solid Waste Utility Activation Form without a payment, the cards will not be activated until payment is processed.
Solid Waste Utility Exemption: Hamlet of Sangudo
At the Council meeting November 24th, the Solid Waste Utility Amendment (Bylaw #44-2016) was passed which included a change that allows properties located in the Hamlet of Sangudo to voluntarily opt out of the Solid Waste Utility, as properties in the Hamlet already pay for curb side solid waste under a separate utility.
Sangudo residential property owner(s) or occupant(s) do have the option to voluntarily participate in the Solid Waste Utility and retain access to County transfer stations. To do so, property owner(s) or occupant(s) need simply to complete the Solid Waste Utility Activation Form and remit it with payment to Lac Ste. Anne County. Sangudo accounts that have not responded to the Solid Waste Utility billing by December 31, 2016, will be assumed to have elected to opt out of the service.
If you are a Sangudo residential property owner or occupant and have already submitted your payment for the Solid Waste Utility and wish to opt out, please complete a Solid Waste Sign-off Form and submit it to the County office no later than January 16th, 2017. A refund cheque will be issued and your transfer station cards will be deactivated.
Solid Waste Utility Exemption: Commercial Third Party Waste Services
County Council at the November 24th meeting, passed the Solid Waste Utility Amendment (Bylaw #44-2016), which included a change that allows properties, that have contracted a third party waste disposal company to dispose of residential waste, to apply to be exempted from the Solid Waste Utility.
To do so, a copy of the contract held with the third party waste disposal company, or alternatively a copy of the most recent invoice, can be submitted along with the Solid Waste Utility Sign-off Form to the County office. Please note that any personal information on the invoice or contract may be redacted as only the third party name, service address and customer name are necessary.