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CAPE ST. GEORGE Peter Fenwick calls it the "Great Garbage Trek.” And now that it's only two years away, he wants communities that will be most affected to be aware.
The mayor of Cape St. George and chairman of the South West Coast Joint Council, claims garbage tranfer to central Newfoundland is one of the most expensive issues facing the towns and local service districts of the Gallants, Cape St. George and the Port aux Basques to Ramea area.
The South West Coast Joint Council has invited Don Downer, chair of the regional waste service board, to attend its meeting in Port aux Basques on Saturday.
"That movement of west coast waste to Norris Arm is scheduled for 2016 and a lot of work is needed if the change is not to impose major extra costs on the municipalities and service districts of the west coast."
Downer has called for a waste reduction strategy to reduce costs when tractor trailers start transferring thousands of tons of garbage from transfer sites in St. George's and Port aux Basques.
The South West Coast Joint Council extends an invitation to all local service district representatives to attend the meeting, scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Bruce 2 Sports Complex in Port aux Basques.