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County Threatens Closure of Pugwash Dump
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County Threatens Closure of Pugwash Dump

Public abuse of the Pugwash Transfer Station may lead to its permanent closure.

The transfer station, the former village landfill site, is maintained by the Municipality of Cumberland, but it is intended as a convenience for the area, operating with strict rules about what can be disposed there.

A fire, late in July, required extensive remediation of the dump site. Officials replaced what is called the cap, as shown in the photo below, with a tidy cover of soil.

However, people have ignored the rules for the site, dumping household garbage and dangerous materials such as paint, chemicals, other flammables and contaminants.

The transfer station was closed yesterday as workers cleaned the area of materials dumped in the site and outside at the approaches to the station. The photos show all kinds of materials being dumped, without regard for the hazards they may provoke.

Ron Moore, Solid Waste / ByLaw Administrator for Cumberland, says staff worked Monday and Tuesday to “Clean up contamination by those residents sneaking non-compliant materials onto the site.”

Moore added, “This practice is jeopardizing the future of the site, as well as adding unnecessary, extra expense to the taxpayer.”

If the abuse continues, the municipality would have every right and reason to close the facility. That would mean that people in the Pugwash area would have to travel to the county landfill site at Little Forks, south of Amherst.

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Nancy Burgess-Graham

So as someone who lives on Irishtown Road, here is what I see and what is missing to make this better...the thing that would help the most is to put the SIGNAGE AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE ROAD BACK UP and at the gates to let all of the cottagers and others know when the dump is closed and what is allowed!...people come all days...I watch them come and go with full trucks and utility trailers... It is not the local contractors dumping in the outside ditches!

The road signs as you come off RT #6 have been gone for at least 3 years since they paved the Irishtown Road the first time. One of the old signs is leaning up behind the inspection hut at the dump site. AND at the end of the road there is no surveillance of any kind so people just dump their stuff because they know no one can see them. Trail cameras are cheap folks!

Everybody is accountable to try to fix this first because of the service it provides to the community as a whole and the carbon footprint that get increased to haul debris further with additional costs to our small contractor base to pay for dumping fees further away. If the site is just closed without addressing these simple, low cost things, then there would be another agenda at work. Installing surveillance cameras, and catching just one person doing the dumping would cover all the costs of the new signage and the cameras! Maybe the Municipality should think of it as a part of their revenue generation plan...like parking tickets.

This is not a new problem...I believe the Pugwash & Area Chamber of Commerce has requested something be done before and Pugwash Communities in Bloom too as part of the spring litter pick up...nothing came from those. We have personally gone down with our neighbors and done pick up because we just couldn't stand it any longer...the garbage starts to get dumped in the ditches just past our property where the houses end so unless drivers are clear about the hours and what is allowed before they come all the way down the road where no one can see them to break the law...nothing will change...they can plead dumb! There is no enforcement if no one is looking 5 out of the 7 days a week!

Thankfully there has just been a new person hired to monitor loads on days that the site IS open. The previous attendant wasn't even physically mobile enough to get out of his vehicle and check incoming garbage. This ditch dumping issue happens the other 5 days a week.

Before the Municipality over reacts and closes the site... they have a responsibility to do their part, replace the signage and give everyone a chance to follow the rules AS PUBLISHED. They should not assume that everyone knows what is what with all the changes made to garbage management in the last 3-4 years.


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Dylan

Why do the people of pugwash get to dump for free and I have to pay in little forks ?

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