News Release - January 24, 2001
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
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
The $120 million Centenary Fund was established so important capital projects
can be completed as Saskatchewan approaches its centennial in 2005.
For more information, contact:
Environmental Protection Branch
Sask Environment & Resource Management
Phone: (306) 787-6487