May 31, 2022

Newfoundland and Labrador to Recycle Tires In-Province

The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced today the awarding of a new contract to Halifax C&D Recycling that will provide an in-province recycling solution for used tires in Newfoundland and Labrador. He was joined by Derm Flynn, Chair, Multi-Materials Stewardship Board and Bev Connell, Director of C&D Material Operations, Halifax C&D Recycling to mark this new milestone for the province.

The Multi-Materials Stewardship Board issued a request for proposals in December 2021. The contract was awarded to Halifax C&D Recycling to implement a tire derived aggregate solution within the province through a new facility they will develop in the eastern region. Halifax C&D, which is a member of the Municipal Group of Companies, have provided used tire management services in Nova Scotia since May 2009, processing approximately one million tires annually. There are approximately 500,000 tires recycled annually in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Tire derived aggregate is an engineered product made by mechanically shredding scrap tires. It is used in a broad range of civil engineering applications, the majority of which occurs in the construction industry for projects such as road building and repair, transportation infrastructure, commercial and residential building, and landfill design and construction.

This new in-province solution will be beneficial to the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with transporting tires to out of province markets. The new contract will also help stimulate the local economy, providing in-province market opportunities for tire derived aggregate and creating jobs.

The Multi-Materials Stewardship Board will continue to export tires while the new processing facility is being developed, which is expected to be operational by fall 2022. Since 2010, used tires have been shipped to an end market in Quebec, where they are used as Tire Derived Fuel. Residential and commercial tire collection/drop-off locations will not change as a result of the new contract.

Quotes “I am pleased that the MMSB has secured a new contract which allows the tire recycling program to now operate within our province. This new solution is a significant achievement for waste management in our province which will have major environmental and economic benefits.” Honourable Bernard Davis Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister Responsible for the MMSB

“Securing an in-province processing and market solution for used tires is an incredible milestone in the evolution of waste management in Newfoundland and Labrador. This contract provides us with a long-term sustainable recycling solution for used tires, which works better for the environment and for our local economy. We have always wanted an in-province solution and are excited to start this new journey with Halifax C&D Recycling. I would like to thank our end market in Quebec for their cooperation in supplying a destination for used tires over the years.” Derm Flynn Chair, MMSB Board of Directors

“We’re very pleased to be bringing our experience in this niche area of recycling to Newfoundland and Labrador and, in doing so, making a significant investment into developing our business here, using local suppliers and hiring local people as we serve the Province in this effort.” Bev Connell Director C & D Material Operations, The Municipal Group of Companies

Source: Environment and Climate Change NL

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