Port aux Basques town dump of­fi­cially closes as Cape Ray trans­fer sta­tion takes over

In­terim agree­ment means South­west Coast waste trans­ported to Nor­ris Arm

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - Front Page - BY ROS­ALYN ROY Ros­alyn.roy@gulfnews.ca Twit­ter: @tyger­lylly

The dump site at Port aux Basques is no longer in op­er­a­tion.

On Fri­day, Sept. 21 the Port aux Basques town coun­cil re­ceived an email no­ti­fi­ca­tion re­scind­ing the ex­ten­sion of con­tin­ued op­er­a­tion for its town dump.

The ex­ten­sion had been granted only a cou­ple of days be­fore, but given the an­nounce­ment on Thurs­day, Sept. 20 of an in­terim agree­ment be­tween Western New­found­land and Cen­tral, waste will now be shipped to Nor­ris Arm for proper dis­posal.

Last week’s con­fu­sion sur­round­ing the new Sort It–Western pro­gram re­sulted in a flood of calls to town of­fices by con­fused res­i­dents.

Port aux Basques Mayor John Spencer ad­vised The Gulf News via email that for the time be­ing curb­side col­lec­tion will con­tinue as nor­mal.

He said, “Lots of fine print to be worked over be­fore the dust set­tles on this one for the en­tire west coast.”

An email from the Western Re­gional Waste Man­age­ment board did con­firm that the $164 per tonne tip­ping fee will ap­ply to all users of the fa­cil­ity, in­clud­ing in­di­vid­ual home­own­ers and busi­nesses.


The land­fill site op­er­ated by Port aux Basques of­fi­cially closed on Fri­day, Sept. 21.

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