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Public Works Department Yearly Maintenance Schedule

 Yearly Maintenance Schedule

For more information please contact 403-886-4265.

The Town of Penhold collects your garbage weekly and your recycling biweekly using a private contractor, Environmental 360

Garbage/recycling pick up will also be completed on statutory holidays with the exception of Christmas Day. 

Click on the links below to download more info:

2022 Penhold Garbage / Recycling Schedule

Garbage & Recycling Brochure

Garbage & Recycling Collection Day Map

If your garbage / recycling is missed being collected on your scheduled collection day, please contact E-360S directly at 403-341-9300.

The Town of Penhold collects your garbage weekly and your recycling biweekly using a private contractor, Environmental 360.

Residential pickup monthly: $23.00

2nd tote pick up monthly: $12.00

Garbage/recycle tote (additional or replacement): $75.00

Click here for a list of what you can recycle

The nearest Waste Transfer Facility is east of Penhold on Highway 42.

Spring Clean-Up is held annually at the end of May. 

Yard Waste Bins are available for resident use seasonally (May to October). Bins are located south of Multiplex by the ball diamond off Waskasoo Ave. 

For more information please contact 403-886-4265.

The Yard Waste Bins are available May through October and are located south of the Penhold Regional Multiplex, near the Waskasoo Ave ball diamond, for resident use disposing of household yard waste.

 PLEASE help keep this area clean by making sure you empty your yard waste into the bins and use garbage cans provided for any bags you need to dispose of. There are no bags of any sort permitted in the yard waste containers.

Acceptable items are:

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Branches - must be shorter than 4' and smaller than 1" in diameter

Unacceptable items are:

  • Bags of any sort, including paper yard waste bags
  • Garbage of any sort
  • Animal feces

The Public works department does a minimum of two thorough street sweeps a year. This means that streets are signed for no parking during the day so that the sweeper can get the entire area.

Generally, the full sweeps are completed once in the spring and again in the fall. The streets will be swept periodically throughout the Town from spring until fall in problem areas without signs being posted.

Please watch for NO PARKING signs and remember there is no parking on signed streets until the signs are removed. Residents are reminded to sign up for E-NEWS to have the street sweeping schedule sent to them via email so they know when their street is scheduled for cleaning.

The 2022 Spring Clean-Up will be held May 27 - June 5, 2021. 

Bins will be located SOUTH OF THE MULTIPLEX by the ball diamond on Waskasoo Ave. 

Important Reminders:

  • Site will be open 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily (site closes on Sundays once the bins are full)
  • Only 1 vehicle allowed in site at a time
  • It is resident's responsibility to bring unwanted items to bins
  • Designated areas for tires, propane bottles & batteries
  • NO  cement, rebar, oils, paints, antifreeze or chemicals of any kind.
  • $25 disposal fee per appliance for all appliances.*

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Residents MUST call public works at 403-886-4265 to advise you are bringing an appliance BEFORE arriving at site. Disposal fee of $25 per appliance will be added to utility bill.

Spring Clean-Up is held annually at the end of May each year.  

Click here for 2022 Spring Clean-Up Flyer

Snow Removal

Please also consider neighbors and delivery people by clearing your sidewalks. Snow must be removed within 72 hours of any snowfall (Traffic Bylaw 754/18 Sec. 18). Snow that is cleaned off sidewalks and driveways cannot be deposited onto the road.

Our Public Works staff makes every effort to ensure that our streets are clear of snow and ice during the winter months. Please be patient as we complete this process. Snow plowing and/or removal on streets will be started after a heavy snowfall (15cm) or once accumulations have reached 15cm.

The priority areas are as follow:

Priority one includes main thoroughfares and bus routes.

Priority two are businesses, streets and avenues.

Priority three are closes, courts and places – these are cleared once all other major areas are complete.

Click here for Snow Removal Priority Map.

Public Works makes every attempt to notify residents of intent to clear snow. Time permitting; signs are normally places alongside the street more than 12 hours in advance. Please be courteous to Town staff as well as your neighbors by refraining from parking on the road during the hours posted. Attempts will be made to contact the registered owner of the vehicles, but note that vehicles are considered tow-able if they are not in accordance with the posted street sign (Use if Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation, Alta Reg. 304/2002 Sec. 44(n)).

Snow will be wind-rowed until removal is possible. Where applicable, snow will be wind-rowed to the side of the street without a sidewalk.

Please use extra care when approaching snow removal equipment as visibility is limited and equipment may stop and/or back up suddenly.

Storm Ponds are not safe for recreation

Be Aware! Stormwater retention ponds are very different than your average pond surface and any ice that forms on top is extremely unsafe. We recognize restrictions on organized sports and indoor recreation centres has created minimal recreation activities for families to enjoy but the storm ponds are not safe for recreational activities.

The ponds in Penhold are actually stormwater facilities. Stormwater facilities play an important role in helping to move snow melt and storm runoff from our streets, through the drainage system. As a result, contaminants from the streets get washed into the facilities. These contaminants have been shown to increase water temperature, compromising ice quality by melting the ice from below. In addition, water is continuously flowing through the facility, which also makes any ice that forms on the surface very unstable and highly dangerous.

For anyone who may accidentally break through the ice, hypothermia is a real risk. A person's body loses heat 25 times faster in water compared to the same temperature of air. Stats suggest a person has 9 minutes to self-rescue.

As recently as October 2020, two young girls were rescued from a Calgary stormwater facility by local residents after falling through thin ice. In total, there have been three fatalities in stormwater facilities in Alberta in the past three years. Anyone that witnesses someone fall through the ice should immediately call 9-1-1. Try to keep an eye on the individual, and do not attempt to rescue them. This includes pets.

The Public Works Department Consists of 1 manager, 1 supervisor, 6 full time operators, 1 full time landscape/horticulturist, 1 full time administration and utility clerk, 1 part time admin/safety and 7 temporary summer staff. 

What do we do? 

These areas are:

Transportation
- Snow Removal
- Street Sweeping
- Maintain Roadways, sidewalks & alleys
- Maintain infrastructure

Storm
- Storm Water Management
- Drainage

Water
- Operate Water systems
- Maintain Quality drinking water
- Hydrant/Line flushing
- Install/read water meters
- Calculate & send out utility bills
- Reporting to Government agencies

Sewer

- Operate the regional sewer line
- Operate wastewater collection system
- Sewer line flushing

Garbage
- Maintain garbage receptacles around public property in Penhold

Park & Recreation
- Operate/maintain outdoor recreational facilities
- Maintain parks and green spaces

Memorial Hall
- Memorial Hall maintenance

FAQ's

Can anyone work in water and wastewater?

No. Alberta Environment mandates certification for Water & Wastewater Operators. Certification is obtained through combination of education, experience and passing the Government examination. Continuing education is required to maintain certification.

Are there checks done to make sure the water is safe?

The Town of Penhold water is treated to comply with Alberta Drinking Water Regulations