The Town of Edson has one of the best and most well known recycling programs in the Province. It's something the community prides itself on. The newly expanded Depot is a dropoff point for a wide range of materials and also holds a "Toxic Roundup" twice a year for items that may not normally be accepted.
Utility Bill Notice
You will notice some changes to the information on your utility bills this month. In the interest of transparency, the Town of Edson is now breaking out the cost of recycling on all utility bills.
Please Note - This is NOT a new charge. This is designed to show the true cost of recycling as a utility of the Town of Edson. This includes the cost to property owners for the Town of Edson’s contribution towards the operation of the Edson and District Recycle Depot and related programming.
While recycling is currently covered through taxation, it’s important to keep our tax payers informed of the actual costs of our utility programs and charges.
The Edson and District Recycling Society was officially formed on January 8, 1990.
The Society mandate is:
To provide education on reusing, recycling and the wise use of our environment.
To provide the people and business community of Edson and District with the opportunity to recycle.
To provide public input into municipal and provincial waste management.
The Society Philosophies are:
A healthy, fully functioning environment is essential to our social and economic well being.
The rate of waste production must not be greater than the rate that our world can reuse/recycle it.
Every individual in our community should have the opportunity and the responsibility to minimize their waste production.
Community actions taken to reduce wastes must be sustainable, or lead to more sustainable actions.
The ongoing partnerships between the EDRS, Yellowhead County and the Town of Edson recognize the strong responsibility that municipalities have to promote effective waste reduction and recycling programs in our region.
Partnerships within the community help to reduce costs, enhance environmental education and help to spread the"ownership" of the depot throughout the community.