Welcome to the Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton Website

Bifrost-Riverton is located approximately 100 kilometers north of Winnipeg, Manitoba’s capital. The community lies along the western shore of Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba’s largest lake, and is part of the province’s Interlake Region. The municipality includes the growing community of Riverton, and surrounds the Town of Arborg. We hope that you find the information provided here interesting and useful. If you are not currently a resident of Bifrost-Riverton, we hope that you will visit us soon to see what we have to offer to tourists, residents and businesses.

B.A.R. WASTE AUTHORITY CO-OP INC.

B.A.R. WASTE AUTHORITY CO-OP INC.

SUMMER HOURS IN EFFECT: April 1st - October 31st

Open daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

CLOSED Statutory Holidays.

LOCATION .... NE 8-22-3E - Road 128N between Road 13E & Road 14E

From corner of Hwy 7 & Hwy 68: 3 miles East on Hwy 68, 1 mile South on 13E, 1/2 mile East on 128N.
From corner of Hwy 8 & Hwy 68: 6 miles West on Hwy 68, 1 mile South on 13E, 1/2 mile East on 128N.

HOURS OF OPERATION
Summer Hours
:  April 1 to October 31
Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Winter Hours:  November 1 to March 31
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Monday & Thursday.

*Closed for all Statutory Holidays

WHAT'S ACCEPTED
Household Waste:  Bifrost, Arborg and Riverton residents can dispose of household waste at no charge.

Hazardous Waste: Household Hazardous Waste, such as pesticides, oil based paints, solvents, chemicals, acids, etc. WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  
These items can be taken, at no charge, to Miller Environmental Corporation.  Appointments for drop off can be made by phone at 204-925-9600 or by fax at 204-925-9601.  24-hour Emergency Service is available by calling 204-957-6327.

Used Oil Recycling: Used, uncontaminated oil, oil filters and containers are accepted at the BAR Waste Authority Co-op Inc. during regular hours.   
Residents are required to provide their name and address, and to sign the log sheet provided to them.  Items and quantities being recycled must be identified on the log sheet.
*Please note that only certified municipal staff shall be allowed to empty containers into the oil storage tank.

Scrap Metal: Residents are required to separate scrap metal from regular refuse and will be directed to deposit it in the designated area at the landfill.

E-Waste:  It is well documented that e-waste is extremely toxic when not disposed of in an approved manner.  The municipality encourages responsible disposal of your e-waste.  E-waste is accepted at B.A.R. Waste or can be taken directly to:
Responsible Electronic Recycling
511 Robinson Avenue
Selkirk, MB
Phone: 204-482-2111

Acceptable e-waste:
•    Computer cables with or without connectors
•    Computer cards such as sound, video, network, modems, controllers
•    Circuit boards from computers, printers, fax and scanners
•    Internal or external CD-ROM’s, DVD and CD-ROM Burners
•    Electronic typewriters
•    Fax machines
•    Hard disks (HD) and floppy drives (FD)
•    Laptops, laptop parts
•    Laptop accessories, chargers, batteries, cables and cards
•    External modems
•    Networking equipment, cards, hubs, routers, switches, cabling
•    Personal computers (CPU, monitors, keyboards, mouse and peripherals such as printers, disk drives, etc.])
•    Inkjet and Laser Printers
•    Software manuals, CD’s, DVD’s and Diskettes
•    Cassette and reel-to-reel tape players/recorders
•    Mobile radios and FRS phones
•    Remote controls (television and stereo)
•    Games decks such as Play Station, X-box and Nintendo
•    Mobile (cell) phones, chargers and batteries
•    Pagers and answering machines
•    Regular phones, corded or wireless
•    Stereos, televisions, entertainment equipment
•    Batteries, dry-cell and rechargeable
•    Paper shredders
•    Fluorescent light bulbs, tube or compact
•    Humidifiers and furnaces
•    Appliances such as stoves, microwaves, washers and dryers
•    Electrical equipment such as lawnmowers, panels, heaters, motors, chargers, drills, blowers, generators, wires and cables, etc.
•    Toner and ink cartridges from copiers, faxes and printers

**Appliances with compressors such as fridges, freezers, air conditioners, water coolers, portable fridges and dehumidifiers will not be accepted. Manitoba Hydro has a Power Smart Refrigerator Retirement Program, where qualifying customers can get their working fridges picked up for free and receive $50 for each unit recycled, please see Refrigerator Retirement Program for more information.

Recycling: The BAR Waste facility has recycling receptacles at the site, or recycling can be taken directly to Riverdale Recycling Depot. The Depot is located on the West side of the Town of Arborg, #111 St. Phillips Drive, just a bit north of Highway #68. Ward 7 (Riverton) has curbside recycling pickup every Wednesday, and recycling drop-off bins can be found along Briem Place. Please rinse all containers. The following materials are accepted:

  • Aluminum cans
  • P.E.T. plastic drink bottles
  • Milk cartons & plastic jugs
  • Juice boxes
  • Tin cans (labels removed)
  • Oil containers #2 plastic (with caps on)
  • Misc. plastics #2 - #5
  • Newspapers, flyers, magazines & catalogues
  • Glass & plastic liquor bottles
  • Clear glass jars (labels removed)
  • Boxboard (cereal, laundry soap, etc)
  • Corrugated cardboard (brown cardboard)

For a list of plastic bag drop-off locations please see http://www.simplyrecycle.ca/.

The BAR Waste facility also encourages residents to divert materials from the landfill by donating their gently used and clean items. Organizations who accept donations include the Riverton MCC Thrift Shop (204-378-2967), the Arborg Support Centre (204-376-5066), the Canadian Diabetes Association https://www.diabetes.ca/how-you-can-help/clothesline, or another charity of your choice.

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Contact Us

329 River Road, Box 70, Arborg, MB R0C 0A0
Phone: 376-2391  Fax: 376-2742
Email:  bifrost@mymts.net