At Claystone Waste, it is our vision to ensure the safe disposal of waste and to enhance the quality of life for the people of Beaver County.
We often get confused with Beaver County
We often get confused with Beaver County but we’re our own entity that provides services to all the towns and villages in our region. Rebranding to Claystone Waste will reduce confusion and signifies that a new chapter is beginning for the landfill. Claystone was selected because of its tie to the geology of the landfill site which is comprised of clastic sedimentary rock commonly referred to as claystone.
Since 1992, the Beaver Regional Waste Management Services Commission, also known as Beaver Municipal Solutions, has been providing waste management services to the residents and businesses of its shareholder municipalities which include Beaver County, the Village of Holden, the Village of Ryley, the Town of Tofield and the Town of Viking, as well as customers located outside of Beaver County.
As the size and complexity of our operations has grown so has our commitment to our municipal shareholders and their residents. Last year, Beaver Municipal Solutions provided $2 million in municipal dividends to the communities of Beaver County, the Village of Holden, the Village of Ryley, the Town of Tofield and the Town of Viking representing a contribution back of more than $200 per resident in our region.
In recent years, the Beaver Municipal Solutions Board of Directors and the municipal shareholders have been studying the need to transition from a regional services commission to a new corporate structure of a municipally owned corporation. Beaver Municipal Solutions outgrew the regional services commission model and it no longer served the interests of the municipal shareholders or residents in the community.
Under Alberta law, regional services commissions are not intended to provide dividends back to member municipalities, but municipally controlled corporations are. In order to protect and grow community benefits to residents, promote municipal sustainability, and enable future waste management operations to be conducted in a more flexible manner, Beaver Municipal Solutions transitioned to a municipally controlled corporation called Claystone Waste.
As we transition to Claystone Waste, our commitment and vision to make life better for the people in the communities that we serve does not change.
We’re proud to support the Beaver County region. We’re excited for the future and to explore more ways to contribute to our community and provide economic benefits back to the people of our member municipalities.
– Pierre Breau, General Manager
Our Mandate and Vision
While our name and corporate structure has changed, our mandate to provide waste management services to the residents and businesses of our region and our vision to make life better for those who live in our community has not.
We remain committed to being a leader in environmentally-sound waste management practices, to provide tangible economic benefits to our shareholder communities, and to promote opportunities for local and regional training and employment.
Our site is a Sanitary Class II Landfill located near Ryley and accepts municipal solid waste from Edmonton and surrounding municipalities in the capital region, as well as significant volumes of class 2, non-hazardous industrial wastes. The facility is one of the largest in Western Canada, and can provide advanced waste treatment, recycling and remediation technologies to municipal and industrial customers.
Our site has desirable features, such as an impermeable claystone soil that enables the safe and effective disposal of waste, while protecting the local groundwater and surrounding environment. We are a modern landfill that is integrated with other activities including a collection site for waste oil and lubricants, tires, white goods, discarded electronics and other recyclable materials.
Our location close to major transportation and population centres, and the ideal geotechnical characteristics of our area soils, provide our customers with leading environmental waste disposal services.
We are currently in the process of constructing a new administrative building at our site in Ryley. This new building will improve customer service and day to day operations of the landfill site.
Health, Safety and Environment
Claystone Waste recognizes the value of its employees and is therefore committed to the provision of safe and healthy working conditions to contribute to the health, safety and general well-being of each employee, contractor and visitor.
Public Advisory Committee
The Public Advisory Committee, also known as the PAC is a committee to help connect the operations of Claystone Waste with individuals from our member communities. Currently the PAC is made up of 6 individuals from the surrounding communities. The committee meets throughout the year to discuss ideas and concerns regarding the waste management operations in the region.
Claystone Waste is a newly formed municipally controlled corporation owned by the Town of Tofield, the Town of Viking, the Village of Ryley, the Village of Holden and Beaver County.
By November 1, 2020, the shareholding municipalities of Claystone Waste will appoint a board of directors for our new corporation. Currently there is a transitional board in place comprised of directors from the Beaver Municipal Solutions board.
Claystone Waste is dedicated to contributing to our local communities. We have a bi-annual grant program for local non-profit organizations and community groups. We also partner with the Royal Canadian Legion branches in the region and the Family and Community Support Services.
Beaver Regional Waste Management Services Commission
In 1992, the Beaver Regional Waste Management Services Commission, also known as Beaver Municipal Solutions, was created to provide waste management services to the residents and businesses of its shareholder municipalities which include Beaver County, the Village of Holden, the Village of Ryley, the Town of Tofield and the Town of Viking, as well as customers located outside of Beaver County. The Beaver Municipal Solutions has now transitioned to a municipally controlled corporation and is known as Claystone Waste Ltd.
Tenders and RFP's
Claystone Waste requires goods and services for fuel and energy, equipment and facility repair and maintenance, environmental testing, office and IT supplies and services, professional services and capital equipment and construction goods and services.
Claystone Waste participates in the New West Partnership Trade Agreement. Tenders and proposal calls for goods and services exceeding $75,000 in value, or construction services exceeding $200,000 in value, are posted via the Alberta Purchasing Connection site.
Vendors should register online with Alberta Purchasing Connections and check that site for any new tenders and proposal calls submitted by Claystone Waste. Some exceptions may apply – check the New West Partnership Trade Agreement for details.
Vendors are evaluated and chosen on best price for value, quality and reliability.
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