NEWS

Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd

#1 Crowfoot Crossing, Hwy. 12 and Twp. Rd. 374
P.O. Box 509
Castor, Alberta
T0C 0X0
Phone: 403 - 882 - 3211
Fax: 403 - 882 - 3560
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20 Years of Operation

2018 marks the 21st year of operations for Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd. Looking back over this period, it is evident that both past and present Board of Directors were committed to handling garbage in a better way. We have moved from garbage being landfilled to recycling. It’s still not perfect and a lot of recycled material is still being landfilled, but recycling continues to grow in the amount of materials being collected and recycled. The County of Paintearth, Towns of Castor and Coronation and the Village of Halkirk through a lot of hard work, some disappointments and some successes have been able to make it work. PRWML continues to operate without any tax support from the municipal owners. Thanks to all the residents of the area for continuing to keep more garbage out of landfills and hazardous materials disposed of properly.

Tarping and Tying Down Loads

We know that this is becoming old, but we still have a lot of people for some reason either refuse to tarp their loads or simply just don’t care if they lose garbage along the roads going to the transfer stations or landfill. Some people just like to litter so someone else has to deal with it. All we can do is continue to ask people to keep their garbage tied down until they get to the sites. Be the solution not the problem!

2018 Shelterbelt Program

Order forms are available here or at the County Office. Orders will be accepted until May 4th at 4:00pm. Completed applications can be returned to the County Office or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please do not include payment with your order. By ordering through the County, yours will be placed as part of a “group order”, so depending on number of trees ordered and species, discount pricing could be available. For example, if only 10 Colorado Spruce are ordered, the price could be $1.99/tree, but if 180 or more are ordered, the price could be $0.99/tree. PRICES LISTED ON TREETIME’S WEBSITE ARE NOT GUARENTEED PRICING IF ORDERED THROUGH THE COUNTY!

Eligible orders include farms, acreages, commercial enterprises, municipalities, golf courses, resort areas, woodlots and urban landowners. Construction of a shelterbelt is not necessary to place an order.

A tree planter and two staff will be provided free of charge to orders over 200 (no exceptions). The landowner will have to provide a tractor (60 horsepower minimum) with Pioneer hydraulics.

Tree species and information can be found at www.treetime.ca or contact Trevor Kerr, Asst. Agricultural Fieldman at (403)882-3211 or (403)740-9182 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fire Ban - Lifted

Effective Wednesday November 1, 2017 12:00pm the Fire ban in the County of Paintearth has been lifted.
This means that fire permits will be issued. The use of approved incinerators, campfires, burning barrels and fires for cooking and warmth are now allowed.

We do ask that you continue to take care when burning.

If you have any questions, please contact the Community Peace officer, Calm Fitz-Gerald at 403.740.2997.
For fire permits please contact the County Administration office 403.882.3211.

Tarolyn Aaserud, CLGM
Chief Administrative Officer

Clubroot within the County

While performing the annual survey, Agricultural Service Board staff positively identified clubroot (plasmodiophora brassicae) on the quarter identified as SW-02-39-10-W4. This is the first time it has been identified within the County.

As of now, the pathotype present is unknown. This information will be made available to the public when it is received.

All landowners within the County of Paintearth should take measures to prevent establishment of clubroot on their land.

For more information please follow the links below or contact the County office.

Special ASB Bulletin – Clubroot

Alberta Clubroot Management Plan

Agricultural Pests Act

Canola Council Of Canada Clubroot Page