This notice is to inform you that there was a pit fire at the Hoodoo Landfill on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Due to the fire and damage done to the compactor, REACT has restricted some services at the Hoodoo Landfill.
The Hoodoo site will remain open; however – REACT has been forced to restrict loads of construction and demolition materials from going into the garbage pit – until the compactor is repaired. Bagged household garbage will continue to be accepted, and the rest of the site is open for business as usual.
We will keep you posted as to when REACT will start accepting renovation, construction, and demolition material at the Hoodoo Landfill again. We are hoping operations return to normal in one week.
A reminder – ashes and hazardous waste, that is considered combustible, is not to be discarded in any REACT bins – even if ashes are believed/appear to be cold. A pit fire is extremely dangerous to REACT employees, equipment, surrounding properties, and the environment, as well as being very costly to manage (according to the Ministry’s regulations).
The Wakaw Transfer station is also open & available (bins only). Hours & locations for both sites are:
Note that the fire ban is still in effect!!!