Salmon Arm landfill scale attendant caps off career

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Salmon Arm landfill is losing one of its most familiar faces, as longtime worker Julie Beyer will no longer be greeting patrons at the landfill scale.

Beyer retired on Monday, September 30 after more than 20 years of working for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD), first at the Skimikin Transfer Station, before moving to the Salmon Arm Landfill. 

Running the scale at the landfill can often be a thankless job, and sometimes our workers are subjected to unnecessary abuse from clients, but Beyer was known for her fair and efficient manner. 

Beyer says she will miss about 98 per cent of the landfill patrons she saw on a daily basis and thanks those 'regulars' who have stopped by to wish her well on her retirement. 

"Julie will be missed as she ran the scalehouse diligently, always trying her best to carry out the CSRD's rules and apply the correct fees, while trying to move traffic along," says Ben Van Nostrand, the CSRD's Team Leader, Environmental Health. "We wish her the best in her retirement."

The CSRD now must try and fill Beyer’s shoes, which may mean slightly longer time to process loads through the Salmon Arm landfill for the next couple of weeks. We ask that landfill patrons be patient during the transition and kind to the new attendants.

Photo: Ben Van Nostrand, Team Leader, Environmental Health, presents flowers of appreciation to Julie Beyer for her retirement after more than 20 years of service at the CSRD's Salmon Arm Landfill and Skimikin transfer station. (CSRD photo)