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Friday, July 25, 2014
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PROVINCE CLEANS UP

Several municipalities will be improving their waste management systems with

help from the Centenary Fund.



Last July, the provincial government announced $575,000 in funding for each of

the next four years for a total of $2.3 million dollars to help establish and

improve regional landfills.



This year, funds have been allocated to the Mainline Regional Waste Management

Authority (Grenfell, Whitewood, and Broadview), the North Central Waste

Management Corporation (Prince Albert and area), the Red Coat Waste Resource

Authority (Carlyle area), and the Saskatoon Regional Waste Management

Association toward capital purchases for their waste management systems.



Many municipalities have found designing, monitoring and operating modern

landfills to be expensive. Provincial funding will allow participating

municipalities to cost-share the improvement or development of regional waste

systems. Regional systems can reduce the number of landfills, encourage

recycling programs, create employment and ensure more environmentally sensitive

solid waste disposal.



"Many municipalities have shown leadership in the pursuit of regional

recycling, reduction and waste disposal," Environment and Resource Management

Minister Buckley Belanger said. "Good regional waste management will keep our

province clean."



Municipalities will soon be able to apply for funding for year two (2001/2002)

of the program. Application forms will be available at the Enivironmental

Protection Branch of Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management by March

1, 2001.



The $120 million Centenary Fund was established so important capital projects

can be completed as Saskatchewan approaches its centennial in 2005.



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For more information, contact:



Gregg Hallsworth

Environmental Protection Branch

Sask Environment & Resource Management

Regina

Phone: (306) 787-6487
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