Town of Strathmore Selects BluPlanet Recycling as New Waste and Recycling Service Provider

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Town of Strathmore Selects BluPlanet Recycling as New Waste and Recycling Service Provider

STRATHMORE, ALBERTA – September 7, 2023 – Strathmore Town Council is pleased to announce that after a comprehensive evaluation process, BluPlanet Recycling, a trusted waste and recycling company in the region, has been selected as the town's new waste and recycling service provider.

BluPlanet Recycling has been serving communities in Alberta for nearly 15 years, initially focusing on multi-family residential services and expanding to cater to over 40,000 residences, including the community of Langdon.

In May 2023, The Town of Strathmore issued a Request for Proposal (RFP), receiving submissions from five reputable organizations. Following an in-depth and thorough review process, the list of proponents was narrowed down to two finalists before Council selected BluPlanet Recycling as Strathmore’s new waste and recycling service provider.

Service disruptions aren’t expected as BluPlanet Recycling takes over from the current provider, Waste Management (WM). WM will continue to provide services until the end of 2023, and BluPlanet Recycling will commence operations on the first pick-up day in January 2024.

The transition is not expected to result in a significant change in fees for residents, with any adjustments likely limited to standard inflationary increases at the discretion of Town Council. A comprehensive fee review will take place in the fall, culminating in the creation of a new fees’ bylaw.

Over the coming months, The Town will collaborate with BluPlanet Recycling to establish a new recycling facility that serves the needs of all residents. The new facility, slated to be operational by January 1, 2024, may either be located adjacent to the current facility or at an alternative location.

For more information, please contact:
Ethan Wilson,
Manager of Infrastructure
(403) 934-0632

For media inquiries, please contact:
Johnathan Strathdee,                                                    
Manager of Legislative Services, Communications, and Marketing
(403) 934-3133 ext. 227

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