County Transfer Stations Open Next Week
The Municipality of Cumberland is getting set to reopen its three municipally-run waste transfer stations next week. The transfer stations have been closed since the declaration of a state of public health emergency due to COVID-19 in March.
Warden Al Gillis says, “Staff and resident safety has always been our first priority, and now that our economy is safely starting to open we can start to open some of our services as well.”
The three stations are located in Advocate, River Hebert, and Pugwash. The former local dumps now accept scrap metal, leaf & yard waste, clean wood, shingles, construction and demolition debris. Household waste is not accepted at transfer stations.
The public health crisis now demands a new look and some safeguards, including:
- only one customer at a time
- an attendant will direct customers to the appropriate disposal location
- customers and on-site attendants must maintain social distance
- no admittance if you are ill or showing COVID symptoms
The Pugwash station will open on Tuesday while Advocate and River Hebert open next Friday.
Each will be open two days a week from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesdays and Saturdays for Pugwash, Fridays and Saturdays for the other two locations.
In an effort to catch up with a possible backlog of materials, Pugwash will also be open June 26 and July 3.
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