Waste Management and the Municipality of the District of West Hants announced on November 3 the finalization of a partnership for the development and operation of a new second-generation landfill site.
Waste Management will build the new landfill in strict accordance with the new Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Labour landfill regulations. Second generation landfills include a double liner system and comprehensive management systems for ground and surface water as well as landfill gas. Over the life of the contract, WM will spend over $25 million in capital investments on the landfill.
The new landfill, which has been granted construction approval by the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Labour, will commence operation on January 2, 2006 and accept approximately 46,000 tonnes of non-hazardous solid waste per year. The new site, from a geological perspective, is an excellent location for the landfill.
"This partnership with Waste Management will ensure that the residents of West Hants receive environmentally sound and affordable waste disposal services for the next 25 years," said Richard Dauphinee, warden of the municipality. "We’re proud to have West Hants leading the way in providing advanced waste disposal solutions while enhancing the current level of service for our residents and businesses."
"The innovative approach taken by the Municipality of West Hants and Waste Management will ensure that our community will have an ultra-modern and economical waste system in place for the next 25 years," said Ron Russell, MLA for Hants West and Nova Scotia’s Minister of Transportation and Public Works.
"We are excited to be working with the Municipality on this exciting project," said Marc Fox, Waste Management’s market area general manager for Atlantic Canada. "We are looking forward to expanding our role in the Nova Scotia waste management industry. This partnership with West Hants is an innovative model that serves the community very well."
Waste Management currently provides solid waste collection services to 56,000 residential customers and over 3,000 commercial customers within the Halifax Regional Municipality and the communities within Pictou and Cumberland Counties.
As a leading provider of comprehensive waste management services, Waste Management offers state-of-the-art residential, commercial and industrial collection, recycling and disposal services throughout the country. Waste Management of Canada employs 3,500 people at 116 locations in 8 provinces, servicing 4.5 million residential customers and 170,000 industrial and commercial customers. The company owns and/or operates 20 recycling recovery facilities and 18 landfills.