Deadline for Registration is April 1.
All equipment hired by Yellowhead County MUST be registered annually by the deadline.
Yellowhead County will rotate through the list of available equipment contractors for each subsequent contract,
but will select from the available equipment list the equipment that is best suited for the work to be done;
and that provides the most cost effective level of service for the job.
All equipment for the County must sign and follow the Contractor's Safety Agreement.
For more information or to register your equipment, call the Infrastructure Services Department at (780) 723 2525 or 1-800-665-6030.
COUNTY LOOKS AT FIXING HOLES FOUND IN REPORT
An independent study completed this past year took a critical look at policies, practices, and planning for the county’s department that manages its 2,300 kms. of paved and gravel roads.
The report looked at current practices, interviewed staff and council, and looked at municipalities of similar sizes for comparison.
The report concluded that “there are a number of issues that exist with the structure and processes of the Transportation Function.”
Yellowhead County will be acting on the recommendations made in the report to deal with communications issues, inspection schedules, organizational and staffing issues, and other concerns..
Strategic Value Services was hired to complete a Transportation Organizational Review and Operations Audit for Yellowhead County. SVS’s report included an assessment of the current organizational structure, proposed changes to maintenance standards where necessary, and looked to see if current staffing levels were appropriate. SVS also provided recommendations on internal communications and reporting; as well as how residential input and feedback is addressed. Most of the recommendations made by SVS will begin in 2013 as they will have to included in next year’s budget, but planning on some of the recommendations can begin immediately.
The full report.
Yellowhead County wants to ensure that we maintain a clean, healthy and sustainable environment for our community.
WILDWOOD, EVANSBURG & NITON
Recycling Drop-off Centres are located beside the Evansburg Arena, Wildwood Fire Hall, and the Niton Fire Hall. Goods collected at these sites are:
- Tin cans
- Clear glass
- Newspaper and magazines
- Corrugated cardboard & box Board
- Office Paper
- Low Grade Paper
- Compost (Seasonal - May to September) - Evansburg and Wildwood.
- Plastic Recycling is now available in Evansburg!
Here is a list of items okay For Drop-Off at these sites.
EDSON RECYCLING CENTRE & TAKE-IT-OR-LEAVE-IT
One block south of Highway 2 on 1 Ave. located behind the Provincial Building. In addition to basic recyling you can also drop off batteries, ink cartridges, cell phones, and electronic and toxic waste for proper and safe processing. The take-it-or-leave-it is a great place to drop off or pick up lightly used goods that can have a second life.
Turn North off of HWY 16 onto RR 131. Follow gravel road North to the end and the Transfer Station is on the right.
There are numerous recycling bins located within Hinton.
Help us by doing your part and deposit all refuse, old tires, used oil, plastics and other recyclable items at your nearest transfer site. It's convenient and easy and you'll feel glad that you did!
A complete list of transfer sites, hours of operation and acceptable items is provided here.
Connected Road Network
Council adopted the County’s Collector Road Network program based on road priorities for the County. The goals of these paving priorities are to eliminate road bans, tie pavement to pavement, reduce conflict between industrial users and adjacent residents, and enhance future economic growth, and create cost share partnerships with other users. These will include grading, base and paving.
These priority projects reflect anticipated growth in the Edson West and Branch Corner areas, as well as paved connectivity to other subdivisions, local roads, industry, and highways.
2016 Road Connectivity Map
Map showing recent paving projects, proposed gravel collector roads, and proposed bridge improvements.
5 Year Road Construction Map
Map showing previous (2013-2015) reconstruction, 2016 construction, and 2017-2020 proposed construction.
Collector Road Priority List
- Evansburg North Road to Highway 22
– Grading, base, and pave. Final pavement in 2015.
- Township Road 542- Highway 748 to Tom Hill Tower Road - On-hold due to land purchase issues.
- Wildwood North Road to Highway 22. Design completed; tender in 2015.
- Range Road 165 to Highway 748 – Study complete.
Road Planning Considerations
The Collector Road Network Program considers road planning for residential and industrial traffic, future industrial developments, and the impact of proposed highway plans.
This policy is a criteria system that sets paving priorities based on traffic volume, traffic composition, roadway function, residential densities, adjacent features, growth potential, cost sharing, and political consideration. It’s purpose is to ensure that all Road Paving requests are reviewed and evaluated fairly and consistently against an established priority criteria. All road planning by the County ties into the proposed Hwy 16 interchanges.
Yellowhead County operates water treatment and distribution systems for supplying potable drinking water and fire protection, a wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal system and a solid waste collections and disposal system as a public utility for the benefit of residents, commercial, institutional, and industrial users and all other consumers in Yellowhead County.
- Utility Bylaw (26.10)
- Information for water and waste water collection, treatment and distribution; and solid waste collection and disposal systems.
- see Utilies Fees link below for most recent costs
- Utility Fees
- Schedule A for Bylaw 26.10
- Utility Connect/Disconnect Notice
- Service Connection Agreement
- Sewage Dumping Agreement
- Bulk Water Credit Application
- Utility Collection Policy CP 12.02
You can make arrangements for pre-authorized payments, or cancellation of payments, to come directly from your bank account for your utilities billing by completing the following forms: Utilites Preauthorized Payment & Cancellation Form