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City Announces Interim Recycling Service Provider

Post Date:10/16/2019 8:45 AM

Medicine Hat – The City of Medicine Hat has secured a short-term contract with the firm Green For Life Environmental Inc. (GFL) to collect residential recycling from November 18, 2019 to January 31, 2020.

“It is important to both the City and residents that the recycling program continues while the City seeks a long-term recycling service provider” notes Lora Brenan, General Manager of Environmental Utilities. “We would also like to assure residents that there will be no changes to current rates for recycling while GFL steps in for this period.”

The City has issued a request for proposals for a long-term recycling service and anticipates the successful contractor will be chosen by January, 2020.

“We want to thank our residents for their continued dedication to recycling as it reduces the amount of waste going to the landfill” Brennan added. “We look forward to a long-term recycling solution and recognize the importance of this program to our residents and to our commitment to the environmental sustainability of our waste disposal site. Global recycling initiatives continue to be challenging with dynamic markets, but these challenges create significant opportunity for technological change and process improvement.”

Information and answers to common questions about recycling can be found on the City’s website at medicinehat.ca/recycle.

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For more information:

Lora Brenan
General Manager, Environmental Utilities
403.529.8176
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