Waste Management site gets new equipment
Municipal Affairs minister visits Burin for official announcement
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.
Eddie Joyce was on the Burin Peninsula last to tour the regional waste management site, and officially announced funding for the facility.