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Alderville First Nation and Northumberland County celebrate waste services agreement

Posted on Friday March 23, 2018

Cobourg, ON – March 23, 2018 – At a signing ceremony today, officials from the Alderville First Nation (AFN) and Northumberland County formalized a new partnership. AFN Chief James Marsden and County Warden Mark Lovshin signed an agreement that confirms County-managed waste services will be provided to the residents of Alderville.

“With this arrangement, our residents will benefit from an expanded scope of collection and more waste-related education and communications,” stated Chief Marsden. “We look forward to partnering with Northumberland County to improve diversion from the landfill. We have a shared interest in preserving the environment for future generations, and coordinated waste management practices will certainly deliver an impact on that front.”

AFN currently contracts with a private waste solution provider for curbside collection of waste and recycling. Under this new agreement, residents will participate in the County bag tag program, and have access to services including waste, recycling and leaf and yard waste collection.

This agreement forged between AFN and the County was one of six initiatives to be part of the Community Infrastructure Partnership Project (CIPP)—an 18-month First Nation–municipal collaboration initiative, in which the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) provided facilitation, tools and capacity-building services to support the development of a service agreement.

“Northumberland County is very pleased to be collaborating with our Alderville neighbours on this shared priority,” indicated Warden Lovshin. “This partnership will strengthen the long-term goal of diverting up to 75% of all waste from the local landfill, fostering improved sustainability for our communities. We sincerely appreciate the advice and facilitation support from FCM in the formation of this agreement.”

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