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 Recycling Centre?
The Town and RM of Rossburn have spent a considerable amount of money to accomodate the recycling baler and improve the building.
In order that the Recycling program continue to be feasible, we must have product: items that can be recycled.
We, the residents must contribute to this project on a regular basis to ensure that the program continues.
When you wish to, you can find the recycling building at the Rossburn Collegiate parking lot (north side)
It is open to the public.
Hours of operation
Open to the public.
Monday to Friday:
Saturday: to 12noon
Holidays and Sundays: closed
What is accepted?
Household plastics (please look at the bottom of the container)
#1: Including Pop bottles, dish soap containers.Please remove caps.
#2: Including Milk & Javex jugs.Please remove caps & flatten.
#4 & #5: Including margarine & yogurt containers.
#7: Including ketchup bottles.
Aluminium - Including pie plates, foil, beer cans, pop & juice cans
Tin Cans - Please remove labels.Leave lids attached or place in cans & pinch tops.
Cardboard - Non-waxed.Including boxes, cereal boxes (please remove liner bags), toilet paper & paper towel rolls.