The Waste Reduction and Recycling Support (WRARS) Fund was introduced as part of the Manitoba Budget Address on March 25, 2009. On January 1, 2011, a WRARS Levy was imposed on the Rossburn Landfill.
The intent of the WRARS Levy is to help discourage waste generation and encourage increased recycling and waste diversion activities. All revenue collected from the WRARS Levy is held in the WRARS Fund. This fund is managed by Green Manitoba, a special operating agency of the Province of Manitoba.
Councils of the Town and R.M. of Rossburn have 4 choices regarding how to pay the cost of this levy:
General tax revenue
Implement a tipping fee, targeting specifi landfill uses
A combination of 1, 2 & 3.
Eighty (80) percent of the levy collected by the Province will be paid back to the municipalities based on their level of recycling. Based on the current recycling rates, the net cost of the program will be about $3,509.00, to be paid 50/50 by the Town and R.M. Diverting just 3% of refuse from the landfill to recycling would cover the cost of the levy. Increasing that to 10% would result in a profit of about $20,000.00.
In the next couple of months, councils will be making a decision regarding how to best cover this levy. Increasing recycling is the most desirable option.
Where is the Landfill?
It is situated on NW 26-19-25W.
If you are in Town, go West on Victoria Ave. for 1 3/4 mile. You will see it on the South side (left side).
What are the hours of operation?
From May to September Tuesdays from to and from to ;