Regional Landfill Project
Development of a regional landfill is a multi-municipal initiative that began in 2014. The Town of Kindersley is one of 18 municipalities partnering in the Western Regional Landfill Inc. (WRLI) to construct a new landfill six miles west of Kindersley on a site known as Teo Lake.
A feasibility study was first conducted to help determine the actual cost of constructing and operating a new landfill, as well as to project its lifespan. Two locations were originally proposed by the 40 municipalities participating, but the project was reduced to one location when the number of participating municipalities decreased.
The WRLI board voted in favour of the Teo Lake location on July 24, 2016 based on the catchment area of the participating municipalities. Each municipality contributes funding on a per capital basis. The Town of Kindersley's portion is anticipated to be around $1.3 million. A total of $500,000 is already committed to the landfill in reserves set aside in the Town of Kindersley's 2014 and 2015 budgets.
In January 2016, WRLI issued a Request for Expressions of Interest to seek interested parties to partner in the construction, financing, capture of energy, operation and/or other potential partnerships associated with a future landfill. A total of 15 proposals were received by the February 8, 2016 deadline.
A firm has not yet been selected. Construction is hoped to begin before the end of 2016.
Western Regional Landfill Inc. is chaired by Stew Seversen, a representative of the Town of Kerrobert.