Wet weather conditions negatively impact the landfill, it takes no more then 1/4 inch of moisture to affect the landfill access roads and the active disposal area. Under excessive moisture conditions management recommends accessing the Landfill with only four wheel drive vehicles. Staff and equipment operators do their best to accomodate customers during this time however there are times when we do ask customers to try and avoid the landfill until conditions have improved. With this in mind we will now have a weather banner on the website and facebook page to keep our users informed of road conditions. This will allow us to get the information out to the public quickly and provide updates in a timely manner.
The banners are as follows:
GREEN BANNER = GOOD ROAD CONDITIONS
YELLOW BANNER = FAIR ROAD CONDITIONS: RECOMMENDING 4X4. NO LOW PROFILE VEHICLES OR TRAILERS
RED BANNER = POOR ROAD CONDITIONS: 4X4 ONLY RECOMMENDING CUSTOMERS WAIT FOR IMPROVED ROAD CONDITIONS IF POSSIBLE
What is Black Knot?
Black Knot, caused by the fungus Apiosporina morbosa, is a very common disease of plants. A survey in Alberta revealed a significant and widespread distribution of Black Knot. This disease reduces the aesthetic value of affected specimens, as infections spread rapidly; high levels may result in the eventual death of the plant.
DISEASED WOOD MUST BE DESTROYED IMMEDIATELY (burned, buried). Diseased knots can produce and release spores for up to 4 months after removal.
The Drumheller Regional Landfill does accept Black Knot material. There is a disposal fee of $62.50/tonne. We recommend calling prior to arrival to ensure the Equipment Operator is on site as the material MUST be buried IMMEDIATELY.
Please call the Drumheller Regional Landfill @ 403-823-1345 for any inquiries.