Contracts awarded for recovery facilities
Sites to be established Cavendish and Harbour Grace will be sites
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.
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.