In 2018 the Municipality of Alexander went to a tag system for entry into the waste disposal grounds. Here are some points to keep in mind:
- Every property with a dwelling has been issued one permanent tag; tags are not issued on an annual basis.
- A tag is the only way to access the waste disposal grounds.
- All residents must have their tag visible for the attendants to see when entering the grounds.
- If a property owner loses their tag, a replacement will be provided at a cost of $25.00.
- If a tag is damaged a replacement will be available at no charge providing that the damaged tag is returned to the office.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our office at 204.367.6170 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective May 15, 2022 there is a new fee structure for the Waste Disposal Grounds.
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