The Beaver Regional Waste Management Services Commission, also known as Beaver Municipal Solutions, has transitioned to Claystone Waste Ltd. – a municipally controlled corporation effective Sept. 1.
However, General Manager Pierre Breau assures residential and business customers that while their name and corporate structure has changed, they will continue to provide ”best-in-class waste management services” and their vision to remain a leader in environmentally sound waste management practices hasn’t changed.
“Service levels or the nature of services will not be negatively affected by this change,” said Anne Ruzicka, Program and Communications Supervisor. ”Urban collection services for residents and businesses of the towns of Tofield and Viking, villages of Holden and Ryley, and the hamlet of Bruce will continue as usual. Rural bin collection services will also continue as usual”
According to Ruzicka, over the coming weeks and months, they will be taking a number of steps to complete their transition and rebrand to Claystone Waste.
“Claystone Waste, as part of its mandate to provide benefits back to the community, will explore ways to improve services and provide new services for residents moving forward. By Nov. 1, the municipal shareholders of Claystone Waste will appoint a permanent board of directors for our new corporation,” she said. “The current Board of Directors of BMS will function as the interim Board of Claystone Waste until that time.”
Breau further explained that there will be no changes to rates resulting from this change for residents and local businesses.
“Residents and businesses will continue to receive below-cost garbage pick-up and waste services that are 66 per cent less than market rate,” he added. “Many residents will likely not notice too many immediate changes because of the transition to a municipally controlled corporation outside of the re-branding to Claystone Waste Ltd. Moving forward
Claystone Waste is committed to actively exploring ways to improve service for residents.”