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Cumberland No Longer Efficient in Waste Management

The Mayor of Amherst says a move to privatize the county dump is to head-off a dramatic increase in the cost of providing the service.

As spokesman for the Towns of Amherst, Oxford and the County of Cumberland, David Kogan says the county’s population is shrinking and aging, both of which will lead to more expensive per capita costs for the Little Forks landfill operation.

Speaking on Six Rivers Radio’s Morning Talk, Kogan says efficiency can only be secured through volume and the forecast for the county is shrinking, not growing. He said, “It’s becoming more of a high volume business and we won’t have the volume to make it viable and instead of an asset, it could become a very substantial liability.”

Responding to fears that private enterprise may simply raise the price, the mayor argued the price will definitely rise dramatically if the three municipalities keep operating the service. He hopes the efficiencies gained through a private operator could ensure rates do not rise in the foreseeable future and may, in fact, go down. 

Kogan says the three municipal units are exploring options at this point, seeking proposals from interested companies. He suggested there may be three companies capable of handling the project.

The three-councils met in a special session last night, after months of meetings behind closed doors, and agreed to sell their interests in the Cumberland Joint Services Management Authority, including the landfill at Little Forks.

Kogan acknowledged new and more stringent environmental rules may be coming down the pike from the province and he suggested big private companies with flexibility beyond Cumberland County may be better equipped to respond.

Asked about what might happen to the county’s three transfer stations, Kogan was unsure but said they would be part of the on-going discussion which might include closure.

The mayor says the terms will be very detailed, even intricate, as the municipalities seek to ensure the best interests of local taxpayers and residents.

Interested parties will be expected to relieve the municipal units from any liability associated with the Little Forks operation, while maintaining competitive tipping rates, and possibly some long-term royalties for the local governments. 

Existing jobs are to be protected.

The full interview with Mayor Kogan can be heard this afternoon at 2 pm and this evening at 8:00 on the daily replay of Morning Talk. Click HERE to listen.

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Perhaps municipal incineration should be considered regardless of partnerships for funding it. Incinerators are far cleaner than landfills and don't leave methane gas and toxic leaching into effluent plumes flowing into fresh waters.

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Radio This Week

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:00 AM

Listen to Morning Talk Replay. Click HERE to listen to recent interviews from our archive.

Saturday, February 4, 2023 8:00 PM

Saturday Night in a Harbour Town, featuring traditional East Coast music, airs every Saturday at 8 pm on Six Rivers All Hit Radio and Six Rivers Country.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 9:00 AM

Sunday Wrap, the week in review, is aired on the Six Rivers Radio Network every Sunday morning. Listen at 9:00.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 2:00 PM

A special replay of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town with host Eric MacEwen is heard every Sunday at 2 pm on Six Rivers All Hit Music and Six Rivers Country.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 9:45 AM

Dr. Stephen Ellis, Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester will be on Morning Talk every second Tuesday. Listen at 9:45.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 9:05 AM

Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources, is on Morning Talk each Wednesday at 9:05.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 9:05 AM

Murray Scott, Mayor of Cumberland County, is on Morning Talk every Thursday. Listen at 9:05.

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Events This Week

Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Saturday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 2:00 PM

Hope Centre Online is a worship service every Sunday at 2:15 pm. Click HERE to join on Zoom. The room opens at 2 pm.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 3:00 PM

Yoga is held every Sunday at 3 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Monday, February 6, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Monday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:00 PM

Walk and Talk is held every Tuesday at 1 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Wednesday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 11:00 AM

The Pugwash Fire Department will host a COVID Vaccine Drop-in Clinic from 11 am to 2 pm for those 5 years and over. No appointment necessary.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 6:00 PM

Pugwash Fire Department Toonie Draw, the 50/50 community fundraiser. Click HERE for details.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 11:00 AM

The Wallace Community Centre will host a COVID Vaccine Drop-in Clinic from 11 am to 2 pm for those aged 5 and over. No appointment is necessary.

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