The annual Town of Drumheller Spring Clean-up continues to be a huge success.
"It is up over 20 tonnes (from 2017)," reported Tammy Nygaard, who manages the Drumheller Regional Land Fill. "We're up by 20 TV's; batteries, we had 18 last year and we had 31 this year; freon (appliances) was up, we had 54 last year and 64 this year; computers were up, 105 last year and 189 this year; microwaves, 45 last year and 80 this year."
There were slight drops in the amount of paint and number of old propane tanks collected, but almost everything else was up.
"It changes every year," remarked Nygaard. "One year East Coulee will be high, the next year Nacmine and the next year Midland will be high. It kind of moves around."
A major concern this year was what to do about the community of Wayne, which was hard hit when the Rosebud River overtopped its banks, but Nygaard said that turned out not to be a big issue.
"We had talked about whether we were going to leave that last floater day (May 11) for Wayne, (but) they chose to go out and do Wayne anyway because there wasn't a lot of houses that got affected by it," explained Nygaard. "It affected more the bar and the community hall and the campground, but it didn't really affect a lot of the homes."
Nygaard is still putting together a final report on this year's Spring Clean-up and will present it to Drumheller Town Council when it is finished.