The Flin Flon & District Environment Council held its Annual General Meeting on Monday April 29.
The usual business of AGM’s like reviewing financial statements and electing Board members is not very exciting.
The first half of the meeting is designed to be interesting and informative by reviewing activities and honouring people who have played an important role at the Recycling Centre and the Flin Flon Landfill.
This year we recognized an employee, a volunteer and a Board member.
Mike Anderson began working Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the landfill in January of 2010. At the time he was the only employee there. Shelter was in a small cement shack heated by a small wood stove that burned wood recovered from the landfill.
Mike would meet people as they arrived and direct them to the places their loads would go.
The landfill operations have changed. A heated trailer and a gate attendant were added in July 2012. The attendant gives people directions for dumping their loads. Mike is responsible to make sure that happens and to help as needed.
The landfill has become more organized. The oil recovery program was in place when he started. Tires, household and construction areas became more organized and the Household Hazardous waste depot was added.
Mike collects beer cans for the Recycling Centre in his spare time while on the job.
Ray enjoys sharing ideas, and talking about sports teams.