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Waste Collection Delay

Monday, July 22 2019 

Due to unforeseen issues, waste collection for Tuesday, July 23 will be cancelled. Waste collection typically scheduled for Tuesday to Friday will be compressed this week to Wednesday to Friday for collection. Residents that have waste collection on Tuesdays, please place out for pick up on Wednesday, July 24. All residents that have waste collection on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday please place out as normal and leave out until collected as pick up will be slightly delayed.

The Town of Drumheller and the Contractor will have all collections complete by the end of the day on Friday, July 26. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
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Correctly dispose of your construction waste

 The Town of Drumheller wishes to advise all Contractors that construction debris, clean fill and contaminated fill materials must be properly disposed of within the Town of Drumheller.

The Drumheller & District Regional Landfill located at 2500 Highway 10 East in Drumheller will accept all clean fill, such as clean soil, clay, gravel, & shale free of charge.

Fill material contaminated with concrete, debris, metal, chlorides or hydrocarbons are a chargeable material and contractors should call 403-823-1345 to inquire on what the applicable disposal fees would be.

All disposal requests for bentonite silt material are reviewed on a case by case basis and contractors should call 403-823-1345 for further information should they have large volumes of this material to dispose of.

Call the Drumheller & District Regional Landfill for further clarification 403-823-1345.

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Rain Barrels and Composters for Sale

The Town of Drumheller is keen to promote waste reduction and water conservation and so have a number of rain barrels and composters for sale at Town Hall. Please call Sam on 403 823 1302 for more information.

Rain Barrels are $55

Composters are $75 

The Town of Drumheller accepts cash, cheque or debit. Unfortunately we do not take credit cards.

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This Week @ the Plaza

 Check out what is going on this weekend at the Plaza.

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Proper Tree pruning is vital to the health of your tree

 Proper tree pruning is important to the health of your tree

Trees are an important part of our urban environment. Healthy trees supply valuable economic, human health, benefits and also generates an increase to property value. It takes many years to grow a mature tree and maintaining the tree health is extremely important and worthwhile.

Pruning is an essential component to keep your trees healthy and can help prolong its life span if done properly. Pruning is the act of removing dead, diseased or undesirable limbs. The objective of pruning is to produce strong, healthy, safe, attractive trees. Before pruning a tree you need to understand why, when and how to prune.

It is recommended to hire a professional arborist who is qualified and experienced in pruning. Arborist should be certified and belong to a professional organization such as the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). This will insure that the person you have hired has met specific eligibility requirements. ISA certified arborists are also required to take continuing education to recertify every few years. Always check references and try to check out trees that have been pruned previously by the person you are hiring.

Avoid tree service companies that recommend "topping" to control tree height and safety. Topping, the practice of removing large branches and tops of trees, has become one of the urban forest's major threats. It dramatically shortens the lifespan of trees and creates hazardous trees rather than eliminating them. This type of cutting results in unsightly weak regrowth that becomes more vulnerable to insects and disease such as Dutch elm disease (DED). The large open wounds also can attract invasion of rotting organisms. A topped tree is more likely to break or uproot in a storm than a healthy tree

We need to take care of our trees so they can be appreciated by future generations. It takes a long time to grow a mature tree in our harsh environment and improper pruning can quickly put a tree into rapid decline. A loss of trees is not just an esthetic loss but has real economic, health and safety impacts.

Since DED and its vectors are included in the Alberta Agricultural Pests Act, it is illegal to prune elms during the elm pruning ban which runs from April 1 to September 30. It is also illegal to store elm firewood at any time of the year.

For more information on pruning, certified ISA arborists and DED visit either or

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