Waste Man­age­ment site gets new equip­ment

Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs min­is­ter vis­its Burin for of­fi­cial an­nounce­ment

The Southern Gazette - - EDITORIAL - BY COLIN FAR­RELL THE SOUTH­ERN GAZETTE

BURIN PENIN­SULA, NL Burin Penin­sula Re­gional Ser­vice Board of­fi­cially opened the Burin Penin­sula Waste Man­age­ment site was of­fi­cially opened last week, with a dash of pomp and for­mal­ity.

Ed­die Joyce, Min­is­ter of Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs and En­vi­ron­ment, was among the politi­cians on hand for the an­nounce­ment of $650,000 in fund­ing, for equip­ment that had al­ready been pur­chased and in­stalled.

The re­gional ser­vice board shut down 20 land­fill sites on the Burin Penin­sula over the past few years, mov­ing waste col­lec­tion to a re­gional site off Route 210.

Lo­cal MHAs Mark Browne, Pla­cen­tia West -Belle­vue, and Carol Anne Ha­ley, Burin-Grand Bank were also on hand for the of­fi­cial hand­shakes.

The $650,000 from the MMSB (Multi-Ma­te­ri­als Stew­ard­ship Board) waste man­age­ment trust fund was used to pur­chase an ex­ca­va­tor, hook lift and a con- tainer for the site.

COLIN FAR­RELL/ THE SOUTH­ERN GAZETTE

Ed­die Joyce was on the Burin Penin­sula last to tour the re­gional waste man­age­ment site, and of­fi­cially an­nounced fund­ing for the fa­cil­ity.

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