The Irish Loop Chamber of Commerce challenging waste management plan

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The Irish Loop Chamber of Commerce says a new regional waste management plan for Southern Shore communities leaves businesses on their own to deal with garbage.
The regional waste management strategy will see the closure of five landfills and area garbage all going to Robin Hood Bay.
All residents from Bay Bulls to St. Shotts are required to pay $150 per household per year for the service
However, according to a news release from the chamber, "there has been a fundamental flaw in the planning process."
"Individual companies may be required to find transportation for their own waste directly to Robin Hood Bay," said chamber president Kay Aylward in a release.
"Very little effort has been made to inform business of these impending changes with just one public meeting held."
She said a survey of businesses will be held in the near future to determine actual waste volumes that might offer suggestions on how to deal with waste.
The chamber of commerce will be meeting with the Minister of Municipal Affairs in the near future to discuss the prospective ramifications of this system. They have also requested a meeting with the Southern Shore Waste Management Committee.

Organizations: Irish Loop Chamber of Commerce, Southern Shore Waste Management Committee

Geographic location: Robin Hood Bay, Bay Bulls

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