Waste Management has announced the official opening of its new Courtice transfer station.
"We are very pleased to be able to assist the Region of Durham in effectively managing their waste and supporting their overall waste management plan," said Rick Growden, Waste Management Market Area Manager for the Greater Toronto Area. "We look forward to continuing to provide the Region of Durham and the Town of Clarington with a safe and environmentally sound waste management operation."
Durham Regional Chairman Roger Anderson and Clarington Mayor John Mutton joined Mr. Growden in tossing the first bags of waste into the facility during the opening ceremony. Members of the Clarington Board of Trade and area officials also attended the event.
Waste Management’s $3.4 million, 21,459 square-foot transfer station will replace Clarington’s existing transfer station, which is being closed on Tuesday, July 5.
The larger new facility located at 1 McKnight Road in Courtice will be able to receive 800 tonnes of municipal solid waste and industrial and commercial waste per day. The facility is capable of operating 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Waste Management currently provides the Region of Durham with recycling and residential, industrial and commercial waste collection services.
Waste Management of Canada is the leading provider of comprehensive, integrated waste management and environmental services, offering advanced residential, commercial and industrial collection, recycling and disposal services throughout Canada.
Based in Burlington, Ontario, the company employs 3,400 people at 116 operating locations in eight provinces, servicing 4.5 million residential customers and 170,000 industrial and commercial customers. Waste Management of Canada owns and/or operates 20 recycling recovery facilities and 18 modern landfills.
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