Kevin O’Brien, minister of municipal affairs announces funding for a regional waste transfer station in Clarenville Tuesday. — Photo by Kevin Curley/The Packet
An announcement for $3 million in funding to construct a regional waste transfer station in Clarenville to serve the full eastern region of the province was made Tuesday at the Clarenville Events Centre.
The announcement was made by Municipal Affairs Minister Kevin O’Brien, Ross Wiseman, MHA for Trinity North and Ed Grant, chairman of the Eastern Regional Service Board.
O’Brien said the province has closed three more dumpsites in the area and will start trucking waste from the eastern region to Robin Hood Bay, which is the regional site for all of Newfoundland and Labrador.
“The transfer station should go to tender in the next month to six weeks. We have a bit of work to do prior to that, but hopefully we’ll get out to do that as soon as we can,” O’Brien told The Packet Tuesday.
“We’ll close three waste sites in the immediate area and there will be three additional closed sites in the Bonavista area. Right now there is a site in Bonavista, a site in Lethbridge and a site in Port Blandford. The long-term plan would be to have all of that diverted into the transfer station here in Clarenville,” said Wiseman.
Wiseman said it gives an opportunity to complete the work for the eastern part of the region. The transfer station is expected to be operational in late 2014.