Apex Mountain Waste Transfer Station
The construction of a waste transfer station for Apex Mountain has been a top priority of the Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP)
since its review and adoption in 2012. The siting of a transfer station began in 2009 and was completed in November 2017 when
the Board resolved to locate the transfer station at 220 Strayhorse Road and amend the Solid Waste Management Plan. Prior to
the Board's November 2017 decision, an extensive public review process took place that reviewed the location, cost and scope
of the project.
In order to manage public concerns with aesthetics and nuisance of the new transfer station, the public requested that a building
be constructed to house the transfer station. The building has the added benefit of reducing the operational and maintenance costs
of snow removal around the recycling and refuse bins.
In 2017, McElhanney and the RDOS began designing the transfer station and in late 2018 the RDOS received final approval from the Province for construction of the station. In May 2019, Greyback Construction Ltd. broke ground and construction began.
The majority of construction took place between May and October, now were awaiting the delivery of compactors and bins before the station can begin operations this winter.