Traffic was steady for day one of reopening the Cochrane Eco Centre, June 2.
Town officials report everything went smoothly on the opening day of the centre that many rely upon to dispose of their recycles and compostable materials.
In the end, 213 vehicles entered the facility and there were never more than 12 cars in line waiting.
"From what I'm hearing back from administration and staff of the eco centre is everybody that attended and utilized the service was very appreciative, followed all the rules, and very happy to have the service open again," says Mayor Jeff Genung. "It was overwhelmingly positive."
While most programs at the centre will be available, there are a few exceptions.
Determined to be high-touchpoints, the following programs won't be available for the time being: book room (including batteries, light bulbs, etc.), disposal of large appliances (fridges, washers, dryers, microwaves, etc.), bike exchange, and the acceptance of styrofoam and plastic film.
The eco-centre is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Only three vehicles are allowed in the yard at a time, and only one person in the vehicle is allowed to handle material and must wear gloves. Staff will not be available to assist.
It is only available for use by residents of Cochrane and Rocky View County.