For­mer land­fill now a waste re­cov­ery fa­cil­ity

Cavendish opens bulk garbage drop-off lo­ca­tion for Trin­ity Bay area

The Compass - - THE COMPASS - BYMELISSA JENK­INS Melissa.jenk­ins@tc.tc

The sight of large mounds of fur­ni­ture, old ap­pli­ances, and garbage should no longer be an eye­sore in com­mu­ni­ties from Heart’s De­light-Is­ling­ton to Hant’s Har­bour in Trin­ity Bay.

Some road­sides in the area have pre­vi­ously been piled high with non-re­cy­clable ma­te­ri­als, leav­ing con­trac­tors and bulk garbage re­moval com­pa­nies to pick them up.

The new Cavendish Waste Re­cov­ery Fa­cil­ity — the new bulk drop-off fa­cil­ity in the area — had a lineup of ve­hi­cles just be­fore noon on open­ing day, Oct.15. Some res­i­dents were cu­ri­ous and stopped to take a look, while oth­ers hauled truck­loads of bulk garbage for dis­posal, says Ken Kelly, chief ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer for East­ern Waste Man­age­ment, the or­ga­ni­za­tion re­spon­si­ble for the project.

Kelly ex­plained how some res­i­dents have al­ready re­turned sev­eral times to the lo­ca­tion.

On Sept. 19 East­ern Waste Man­age­ment an­nounced a con­tract was awarded for con­struc­tion to be­gin the new fa­cil­ity, which is lo­cated at the old land­fill, off route 80. At a cost of some $260,000, the fa­cil­ity was built to house stor­age bins to col­lect and sep­a­rate types of bulk garbage through­out the year.

All col­lected items then get shipped by truck to the Robin Hood Bay waste man­age­ment fa­cil­ity in St. John’s. Con­trac­tors are not per­mit­ted to use the fa­cil­ity.

Bay Bulls Mayor Harold Mul­lowney was on hand Oct. 19 to par­tic­i­pate in a rib­bon-cut­ting cer­e­mony to of­fi­cially open the new lo­ca­tion.

“When trucks be­gin to truck out the con­tents from (the Bay Bulls) fa­cil­ity, it is al­most like they were never there,” Mul­lowney said of the suc­cess in his town.

He ex­plained peo­ple are us­ing the fa­cil­ity reg­u­larly, and bring truck­loads of bulk waste with them.

Also on hand were Cavendish lo­cal ser­vice dis­trict chair Joy Bishop-Dob­bie, New Har­bour chair Bev­er­ley Hig­don and for­mer deputy mayor of Car­bon­ear, Ches Ash.

A fa­cil­ity in Har­bour Grace at the old re­gional in­cin­er­a­tor lo­ca­tion is ex­pected to be com­pleted in De­cem­ber.

There is al­ready other fa­cil­i­ties of its kind lo­cated in Old Per­li­can, Pla­cen­tia, Sun­ny­side, St. Joseph’s and Re­news-Cap­pa­haden. There is also an ac­tive plan to build a waste fa­cil­ity in Whit­bourne and a trans­fer fa­cil­ity in Clarenville.

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