Municipal Affairs and Environment
March 20, 2018

Contracts Awarded for Evaluation of Waste Management Strategy

The Provincial Government has awarded two contracts for the review of the current implementation plan for the Provincial Waste Management Strategy to Amec Foster Wheeler and Maclaren Municipal Consulting. This work is expected to be completed by late summer 2018.

When the implementation of the Provincial Waste Management Strategy began more than 10 years ago, due consideration was given to the available technology. Since that time, there have been changes in the waste management technologies and practices adopted throughout Canada and the world. A contract for approximately $45,000 has been awarded to Amec Foster Wheeler to assess potential solid waste management technologies that will support the goals and objectives of the strategy.

To date, seven regional service boards have been established to construct, operate and maintain waste management systems. This evaluation will also review current plans for implementing the strategy’s regional approach to identify any new opportunities for operational and capital cost savings that may exist. A contract for approximately $63,000 has been awarded to Maclaren Municipal Consulting for an operational and financial analysis of the planned waste management systems in the province.

The Provincial Government is committed to supporting innovation and technology in the province. Through a review of the strategy, government is ensuring that it is being implemented in a modern, efficient and cost-effective manner.

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“As the Provincial Waste Management Strategy has been implemented, waste management programs and technology have changed and evolved. The award of these two contracts is a demonstration of our government’s continued commitment to improving services related to waste management and moving forward with a long-term plan for solid waste management in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

Learn more
Provincial Waste Management Strategy - www.mae.gov.nl.ca/publications/pswms/wastemanagementstrategy_apr2002.pdf

Provincial Government to Evaluate Implementation of Waste Management Strategy - gov.nl.ca/releases/2017/ma/1101n05.aspx

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Media contact
Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466
lynnrobinson@gov.nl.ca

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