Con­tracts awarded for re­cov­ery fa­cil­i­ties

Sites to be es­tab­lished Cavendish and Har­bour Grace will be sites

The Compass - - NEWS -

The land­scape for waste dis­posal in the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion re­gion is about to change.

In a re­lease Sept. 19, Eastern Waste Man­age­ment (EWM) awarded con­tracts for two new waste re­cov­ery fa­cil­i­ties in the eastern re­gion.

Th­ese fa­cil­i­ties will be lo­cated in Cavendish and at the old Trin­ity Pla­cen­tia In­cin­er­a­tor site in Har­bour Grace.

Both con­tracts for the Cavendish Waste Re­cov­ery Fa­cil­ity and the Har­bour Grace Re­cov­ery Fa­cil­ity have been awarded to Pla­cen­tia-based con­struc­tion com­pany M.J. Hickey Con­struc­tion Ltd.

“Award­ing con­struc­tion con­tracts marks sig­nif­i­cant progress in the process of ex­pand­ing the ser­vices of Trin­ity Bay south and cen­tre, as well as Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion Bay North,” said Ed Grant, chair­man of the EWM re­gional ser­vices board. “The fa­cil­i­ties will al­low us to make bulk waste dis­posal more ac­ces­si­ble for res­i­dents.”

The Cavendish fa­cil­ity is sched­uled to open in Oc­to­ber and the con­tract is val­ued at some $262,647. The con­tract for Har­bour Grace comes in at some $383,098 and the fa­cil­ity is sched­uled to open in De­cem­ber.

Th­ese fa­cil­i­ties are de­signed for res­i­dents to drop off items that do not fall within the guide­lines of weekly curb­side waste col­lec­tion.

The fol­low­ing are a list of items that can be col­lected at the sites: ap­pli­ances, fur­ni­ture, mat­tresses, hot wa­ter tanks, elec­tron­ics, met­als, propane tanks, car and truck tires (rims re­moved), all-ter­rain ve­hi­cle tires, and de­mo­li­tion ma­te­ri­als such as shin­gles, brush, etc.

“Along with pro­vid­ing a new ser­vice for res­i­dents that is both prac­ti­cal and con­ve­nient, it may help elim­i­nate il­le­gal dump­ing in the area,” said Car­bon­ear’s Ches Ash, di­rec­tor of EWM re­gional ser­vices board and chair­man of the strat­egy and pol­icy com­mit­tee. “I’m cer­tainly look­ing for­ward to the start of con­struc­tion and timely com­ple­tion of the pro­ject.”

The waste will be trans­ferred by EWM to Robin Hood Bay in St. John’s. There will be no charge to the res­i­dents of the re­gion for drop­ping off their ma­te­ri­als.

Op­er­a­tion times for both fa­cil­i­ties will be Tues­day to Thurs­day, from noon to 4 p.m. and Satur­days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dur­ing the ini­tial stages of op­er­a­tion, EWM will be mon­i­tor­ing the vol­ume of ma­te­ri­als that come in and the need of the re­gion, and may ad­just the times based on re­sults.

Photo by Melissa Jenk­ins/spe­cial to the Com­pass

The site of the old Trin­ity Pla­cen­tia In­cin­er­a­tor will now be used known as the Har­bour Grace Waste Re­cov­ery Fa­cil­ity. Eastern Waste Man­age­ment an­nounced last week that con­tracts have been awarded for two such fa­cilites in Har­bour Grace and Cavendish. Pla­cen­tia-based com­pany M.J. Hickey Con­struc­tion Ltd. was awarded the con­tracts for both with Cavendish sched­uled to be fin­ished by Oc­to­ber and Har­bour Grace fin­ish­ing in De­cem­ber.

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