Recycling pickup part of Lax Kw’alaams solid waste transfer program

The Village of Lax Kw'alaams will soon have curbside recycling pickup.

The Village of Lax Kw’alaams will soon have curbside recycling pickup.

An update to residents posted on the band’s website notes that work has begun on a solid waste transfer station, expected to be complete next April, that will bring recycling to the community and result in the closure of the current dump.

“A new waste transfer station will be constructed to provide interim storage of the garbage from community. The solid waste collected from our community will be transferred by barge at regular frequency to the City of Prince Rupert Landfill for disposal,” reads the update.

“The project will include a recycling program that will be introduced to the community to divert recyclables to the Skeena — Queen Charlotte Regional District recycling facility in Prince Rupert. In addition to the regular garbage pickup, separated recyclables will also be collected weekly at the homes.”

Other projects on the go in Lax Kw’alaams include a new effluent pump station to handle sewage that will be complete in the Spring, a new fuel dispensing float that should be complete by the end of the year and the completion of the Academy of Lax Kw’alaams in time for the new school year.