After a great deal of planning and work the Evergreen Environmental Technologies Waste Facility opened in December 2003.
The facility is located in the RM. of Odanah, three miles south of Hwy #16 on Hwy #466 between Neepawa and Minnedosa. This Class 1 solid waste disposal facility and recycling depot, was funded through its partners, the RM’s of Minto, Odanah, Elton, North Cypress, Langford and towns of Neepawa, Minnedosa and Carberry, as well as from Western Diversification. Due to the decreasing capacity of the other nuisance grounds within the region, it was felt a new waste site was necessary.
The facility caters to the eight partners which have a combined population of 12,946. The facility will have a capacity of 700,000 tonnes of solid waste, providing for approximately 100 years of waste disposal for the region at current rates.
The facility contains a landfill area, recyclables collection area, a pesticide container collection depot, and an area for tires, Household Hazardous Waste, Wood, scrap metals and a Soil Farm. There will be no on-site burning conducted and no disposal of biomedical waste, commercial hazardous waste, liquid waste or livestock.
All waste material is baled and then put into an active cell, which would then be capped when full, with new ones being constructed as required.