Effective April 3, 2018, the Okotoks Eco Centre will be changing its hours of operation. The new hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. The Eco Centre will continue to be closed Sundays, Mondays and statutory holidays.
The change in hours, approved by Town Council at the March 12 Council meeting, will continue to improve the centre’s efficiency.
“There has been no reduction in service,” said Paul Lyons, waste services manager. “We are still open the same number of hours each week. We are just restructuring our hours to better align with local business hours and eliminate times that were not being used by the public.”
The recommendation to change hours comes after monitoring and analysing data on the centre’s usage over a 12-month period. Analysis of the data showed that few residents were visiting the centre on Thursdays, between 5 and 8 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 to 9 a.m.
A summary of the changes are as follows:
|Day of week||Current hours||New hours as of April 3, 2018|
|Tuesday||10 AM – 5 PM||9 AM – 5 PM|
|Wednesday||10 AM – 5 PM||9 AM – 5 PM|
|Thursday||10 AM – 8 PM||9 AM – 5 PM|
|Friday||10 AM – 5 PM||9 AM – 5 PM|
|Saturday||8 AM – 5 PM||9 AM – 5 PM|