Municipal Affairs and Environment
February 19, 2019

Provincial Government Releases Terms of Reference for Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy Review

The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment has released the Terms of Reference for the Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy Review.

The review is being led by Ann Marie Hann, former Clerk of the Executive Council and Secretary to Cabinet, and focuses on the effectiveness of the existing strategy and its implementation. This focus will assist in identifying specific issues and solutions and new opportunities within and across regions to maximize positive outcomes for the overall provincial waste management system.

The Terms of Reference can be found online at www.mae.gov.nl.ca/waste_management/Terms_of_Reference-Review_PWMS.pdf PDF Icon.

Key topics to be examined during the review include the following:

  • Waste diversion;
  • Regional approach to waste management;
  • Modern standards and technology;
  • Economic and employment opportunities;
  • Public education;
  • Governance; and
  • Legislation.

Comprehensive stakeholder and public consultation will be integral to the success of the review. Waste management impacts all residents and businesses in the province and involves multiple players in its delivery, including local governments, regional service boards, Indigenous governments and organizations, Multi-Materials Stewardship Board, and the Provincial Government. Planning is now underway to design a consultation process that engages key stakeholders and the public.

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“While substantial progress has been made on the Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy since 2002, we recognize that more needs to be done to ensure protection of the environment through a modern and efficient waste management system. This review will help inform government of the actions and investment needed to support the delivery of high quality waste management services at a reasonable cost. I encourage all those with an interest in waste management to have their voices heard during the consultation process.”
Honourable Graham Letto
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

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Learn more
Terms of Reference for Review of Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy PDF Icon

Launch of the Review of the Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy

Provincial Waste Management Strategy PDF Icon

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Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
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2019 02 19                              1:45 p.m.