Landfill operators plead guilty

Whitecourt AB (7/12/2019) – The Town of Whitecourt and Woodlands County, operators of the Whitecourt Regional Solid Waste Management Authority, have each pleaded guilty to one count under the province’s Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.

Sentencing

The Town of Whitecourt was penalized $69,630 for its role in the offence; Woodlands County received $30,370 penalty. The funds from this conviction will be used for two creative sentencing projects. One portion will see $15,000 set aside for training for landfill operation and management. A second project, for which $80,000 will be diverted, will study how poplar trees aid in absorbing and cleaning waste-tainted water from the waste cells.

Media inquiries Jess Sinclair 587-873-5564 Press Secretary, Environment and Parks

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