Construction and expansion will happen, though when and where has yet to be determined.
Despite varying reports that Loraas Disposal has confirmed to build a facility in the Town of Whitewood, General Manager Curtis West says the company has not made any commitments and is merely in discussions with the town and those in the surrounding area.
“I’m not sure if information has been distorted but the plan right now is definitely at some point to build a building but we don’t have any commitments for land or any permanent designs,” West said from his Regina office on Jan. 31. “We’re in discussions with a lot of different members and we haven’t set a firm commitment with any one (town) yet.”
The “preliminary” stages of discussion surround hope for the construction of a Loraas warehouse for the storage of disposal trucks, some of which are currently being stored in a Windthorst facility.
West says due to the classification of the building, permanent jobs will unlikely be created.
He says the desire to build a new storage facility is not only from a cost-savings perspective, but also to bring more of a presence to the area.
“We are hoping to have a bigger presence in the area as time moves on,” said West. “We just started with the Red Coat Waste Authority in January and we’ll try to progress in early spring. We look forward to working in the area as time goes on, and part of that could be erecting a new building.”
Loraas Disposal was introduced to communities throughout the region on Jan. 1, 2012. A three-year contract was signed with Red Coat Waste Resource Authority to be the collection service provider for Grenfell, Broadview, Whitewood and several communities within the region.
The collection service is Saskatchewan’s largest waste/recycling service provider, offering curb-side waste collection and garbage carts to residences and select businesses in contracted communities.