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Northumberland County
Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

June 25, 2015 10:30 ET

Northumberland County to Receive Funding for Waste Management Upgrades

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 25, 2015) -

Residents of Northumberland County will benefit from upgrades to the County's landfill and transfer stations thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund.

This project will see safety improvements and increased diversion options for the disposal of residential waste items that are not collected at curbside. The public drop off areas at the County's Brighton Landfill, and Bewdley and Seymour Transfer Stations will have additional bins or bunkers, raised curbs and walkways around unloading areas, new railings or fences around the outer edge, as well as new or refurbished Scalehouse Buildings.

The $1-billion Small Communities Fund provides funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs. Canada and Ontario will each provide $272 million to support projects in communities across the province with fewer than 100,000 residents. This funding will help address local priorities, supporting job creation and economic growth, thus sustaining a high quality of life in small communities across Ontario for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $152,640 through the Small Communities Fund for the project.
  • The Province of Ontario will contribute up to $152,640 to this project.
  • Northumberland County will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.

Quotes

"We are pleased to invest in projects like upgrades to Northumberland's landfill and transfer stations that will benefit our community by improving much needed local infrastructure.Our Government's commitment to municipalities, big and small, has never been stronger. Through the New Building Canada Plan Small Communities Fund we are investing in priority infrastructure projects that have a strong impact on the quality of life of Ontario's residents while helping job creation and economic growth."

Rick Norlock, Member of Parliament for Northumberland - Quinte West on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"Our government is committed to building Ontario up through important community infrastructure projects like this upgrade to the Northumberland County landfill and transfer stations. Today's announcement is part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history, which will help connect regions, develop new economic opportunities and improve quality of life for all Ontarians. We are proud to support critical infrastructure projects in cities, towns, and rural and remote communities all across the province."

Lou Rinaldi, Member of Provincial Parliament for Northumberland-Quinte West

"The upgrades to our landfill and transfer stations are about delivering on the commitments made in Northumberland County's Long-Term Waste Management Plan. Through this initiative we will be one step closer to achieving the long-term goal of 70 percent waste diversion and enhancing the safety of the stations for the public. We are pleased to partner with the federal and provincial governments to realize these important environmental objectives."

Marc Coombs, Warden, Northumberland County

Associated Links

To learn more about the Government of Canada's infrastructure programs, including the Small Communities Fund, please visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html.

To find out more about Ontario's infrastructure programs, including the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, visit http://www.moi.gov.on.ca/en/infrastructure

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Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838

    Andrew Forgione
    Office of the Minister of Economic Development,
    Employment and Infrastructure
    416-212-4217

    Ellen Armstrong
    A/Communications Director
    Northumberland County
    905-372-3329 ext.2432

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca

    Brigitte Marleau
    Communications Branch
    Ontario Ministry of Economic Development,
    Employment and Infrastructure
    416-325-2479