DUMP GUMP INC. AWARDED LICENCE OF OCCUPATION AT FORMER RECYCLING DEPOT
NANTON, AB (March 31st 2020) – Beginning in early May, a private operator will begin operating at the former Recycling Depot, offering a range of similar, but fee-based services.
In November, the Town is issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) to accompany the release concerning Recycle Depot Closure. The goal was to give community and regional interests every opportunity to express how recycling transfer at the site might continue sustainably with minimal impact to the taxpayer. The site and its improvements had known potential in the medium to long term for the establishment of a viable regional waste or recycling transfer station.
NEW BUSINESS OPERATION, SAME FACILITY
This is not a new local government service by contract, but the facilitation of an extension of Dump Gump Inc.’s operations into private recycling and waste transfer services. These services will not be defined by the Town of Nanton. Mr. Oulton, the owner, will be setting up in due course with information for existing and prospective new customers in the local area. We wish him all the very best.
YARD AND TREE DEBRIS
The Town shall, in the short term, continue providing yard waste and tree debris management for the community from the facility from March and October on a limited schedule. Even though the processing of this waste is problematic at this time, Council recognizes that this service fulfills an important function for many in the community and is committed to its continuance in some form.
WHAT IS A LICENCE OF OCCUPATION?
It is a non-exclusive tenure (not a lease) that enables more than one interest to be active on the same property. It offers greater flexibility on municipal land where the municipality is still active and operating.