Show your Disposal Permit Before you Dump
All residents must present their Transfer Station Disposal Permit, in addition to a valid, government-issued piece of photo identification to the site operator. Applications for a Transfer Station Disposal Permit are available through the County office. If you rent property in Lac Ste. Anne County and would like a permit, have your landlord contact us to complete an application form on your behalf. There is a $50 charge to replace a disposal permit, no exceptions, if one has been issued previously. If you rent a property in Lac Ste. Anne County and would like a Transfer Station Card, your landlord can complete an Application Form on your behalf. Residents who live in towns, villages or summer villages must take their waste to the Main Landfill Site and pay $57.50/tonne.
New Transfer Station Cards
New transfer station access cards will be distributed this fall in Lac Ste. Anne County for the County’s eight transfer stations and main landfill. New cards provide the County the ability to speed up your visit to a Transfer Station with new bar code technology and improved card control with ability to disable cards invalid, non-county, and expired cards.
The new cards will be distributed during the remainder of 2016. Your current Transfer Station Cards will remain valid until December 31, 2016.
You will still need ID. All Lac Ste. Anne County residents wishing to dispose of Household Waste at any of our eight Transfer Stations and Main Landfill Site MUST present their Transfer Station Disposal Permit, in addition to a valid, government issued piece of photo identification to the site operator.
There is a $50 charge to replace a Transfer Station Disposal Permit. No exceptions. (Note: The charge only applies if a disposal permit has previously been issued). For more information, please contact Public Works at 1-866-880-5722.
Subsidy No Longer Required for Solid Waste Utility
The 2019 Lac Ste. Anne County Solid Waste Utility Rate has been established at $13.75 per month ($165 per year) for each property required to participate in the Solid Waste Utility. This new rate represents a 42% decrease in rates from 2015 to 2019. In actual dollars, this equates to an overall decrease over five years of $4.17 per month, or $50 per year user user.
Prior to 2016, solid waste services were charged as a variable rate based on property assessment and included in the annual property taxes. This rate was based on property assessment values rather than usage of the County’s solid waste program. Because this system created widespread inequities, Council opted to move from a general taxation model to a pay-per-use model, and the Solid Waste Utility was established.
Realizing that there would be a period of adjustment as the Solid Waste Utility program achieved momentum and operational costs could normalize, Council opted to subsidize these rates to offset the cost to each user. Due to streamlined operations and lower operational costs, 2019 has the lowest projected budget since the inception of the utility in 2016. By comparison, the 2015 budget was $1,666,300 and the 2019 budget is $972,403.
2019 is the first year that the Solid Waste Utility will charge an unsubsidized rate. This has resulted in a successful transition that now reflects a true pay-per-use model with no undue costs to the taxpayer.