Niagara Region introducing Miller Waste, one of two new waste collection contractors starting in October

Niagara Region is starting a new waste collection contract on Oct. 19, 2020, which will see two new waste collection companies serving the community. The new collection contract is split into two areas:
  • GFL Environmental Inc. will be the contractor for Collection Area One (Grimsby, Lincoln, Pelham, Thorold, Wainfleet and West Lincoln) and
  • Miller Waste Systems Inc. will be the contractor for Collection Area Two (Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Port Colborne, St. Catharines and Welland.)
Niagara Region invites the media to attend a photo op / media event this Wednesday, Sept. 23 in Niagara-on-the-Lake to introduce staff from Miller Waste Systems.
Niagara Regional Chair Jim Bradley will be in attendance, as well as Regional Councillors Kelly Edgar, Tim Rigby, Terry Ugulini and Albert Witteveen. Also attending, Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Betty Disero. Representing Miller Waste will be Blair McArthur, Denis Goulet, Paul Saabas, Mike Canal, Debbie Patterson, Lance Parcher and Rob Harris.
Everyone attending the photo op in person are asked to wear face coverings, which will cover the nose, mouth and chin, and maintain physical distancing of two metres during the event.
Media attending are asked to kindly RSVP to Norm Miller at Niagara Region, Media who cannot attend but wish to receive a copy of any photos can contact Norm Miller.
Niagara Region’s new waste collection contract will see changes to curbside waste collection effective Oct. 19, 2020. Niagara Regional Council approved every-other-week garbage collection at a Special Council Meeting on Oct. 17, 2019. The change will apply to garbage collection for all low-density residential properties (single home and properties with one to six units), and for those Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional and Mixed-Use properties located outside Designated Business Areas. For more information, visit
Miller Waste Systems – Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m.
WHO: Niagara Region:
  • Regional Chair Jim Bradley
  • Public Works Committee Chair Regional Councillor Tim Rigby and  Vice-Chair Regional Councillor Kelly Edgar
  • Waste Management Planning Steering Committee Chair Regional Councillor Terry Ugulini and Vice-Chair Regional Councillor Albert Witteveen
  • Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake Betty Disero
Miller Waste:
  • Blair McArthur – C.E.O
  • Denis Goulet – President
  • Paul Saabas – Chief Operating Officer
  • Mike Canal – Regional Manager
  • Debbie Patterson – Controller
  • Rob Harris – District Manager
  • Lance Parcher – Assistant District Manger
 WHAT: The event will include a photo opportunity and media interview opportunities. Miller Waste Systems will have some of their new trucks on location.
WHERE: Miller Waste Systems Operations Yard, 
335 Townline Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, L0S 1J0
Event taking place in main parking lot
 WHEN:  Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m.
Please note: A photo opportunity / media event will be held to introduce GFL, the second waste collection contractor; more information to follow.


Norm Miller
Niagara Region
905-980-6000 ext. 3215

Rob Harris
Miller Waste Systems

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