Niagara Region introducing Green For Life (GFL), one of two new waste collection contractors starting in October

Niagara Region is starting a new waste collection contract on Oct. 19, which will see two new waste collection companies serving the community. The new collection contract is split into two areas:

  • Green For Life (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. 30 in St. Catharines to introduce staff from Green For Life (GFL).

Niagara Regional Chair Jim Bradley will be in attendance, as well as Regional Councillors Kelly Edgar, Tim Rigby, Terry Ugulini and Albert Witteveen, as well as Mayor of St. Catharines, Walter Sendzik. Representing GFL will be Patrick Dovigi, Marsha Guy and Dave Vieira.

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, norman.miller@niagararegion.ca. 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. 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 Waste Management online.

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
  • Mayor of St. Catharines Walter Sendzik

GFL:

  • ​Patrick Dovigi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
  • Marsha Guy, National Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Dave Vieira, General Manager
  • Garth Gifford Operations Manager

WHAT: The event will include a photo opportunity and media interview opportunities. GFL will have some of their new trucks on location, as well as ComTech Energy, natural gas provider for GFL for their trucks.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m.

WHERE: ​GFL Operations Yard, 416 Glendale Ave., St. Catharines ON, L2P 3Y3

Contact

Norm Miller
Niagara Region
905-980-6000 ext. 3215
norman.miller@niagararegion.ca

Dave Vieira
General Manager, GFL
905-541-5881
dvieira@gflenv.com


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