Report on Review of Provincial Waste Management Strategy Released

  • Municipal Affairs and Environment

29 January 2020

The Provincial Government today released the final report on review of the Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy, which can be found online here.

The review, led by Ann Marie Hann, former Clerk of the Executive Council, is the first comprehensive review of the Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy since it was announced in 2002. The implementation of the strategy is led by a partnership of government departments, the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board, regional service boards and committees, and municipalities, each with a specific role. Each entity’s mandate and its role in the strategy was considered during the review.

The review focused on seven topics including: waste diversion; regional waste management; standards and technology; economic and employment opportunities; public education; governance; and legislation.

During the summer and fall of 2019, public consultations were held. Participants raised a number of issues, including fees for waste management services, the cost of interregional transportation of waste and recycling, waste management implementation in Labrador, environmental standards; and associated legislation.

The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment is currently reviewing report before deciding on next steps.

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“I want to thank Ms. Hann and her team for their hard work on this review. Our goal remains to ensure the protection of the environment and to support the delivery of high quality waste management services at a reasonable cost. Our officials are now reviewing the report and will consider changes to the strategy to ensure that waste management is delivered strategically and efficiently in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Honourable Derrick Bragg
Municipal Affairs and Environment

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Report on the Review of the Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy

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2020 01 29 3:30 pm