Municipal Affairs and Environment
September 21, 2018

The following statement was given today by the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment:

Minister Parsons Comments on Regional Service Boards’ Interim Agreement on Waste Management

We are pleased that the Western Regional Service Board and the Central Regional Service Board have come to an interim agreement for the transfer of waste to the Norris Arm waste management site.

We have met on a number of occasions with the chairs of the two regional service boards to discuss how to move forward on this matter. The department is now in the process of engaging an independent financial firm to determine a reasonable, fair disposal fee that is in the best interest of both regions as a whole.

We appreciate the work of the boards to ensure that implementation of the Provincial Waste Management Strategy moves forward. Our department looks forward to continuing to work closely with both boards to help foster a permanent agreement for the final disposal of the waste in an environmentally sustainable manner.

While the five regional services boards operate independently of government, it is critical that they work collaboratively with each other and with the Provincial Government to implement the Provincial Waste Management Strategy. Through the strategy, residents and communities across Newfoundland and Labrador benefit from added environmental protection, as well as healthier, safer waste management practices and services.

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Media contact
Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466

2018 09 21                              1:10 p.m.