Diversion Centre – Request for Quotes (RFQ)
RFQ-2018-28 Diversion Centre
August 13, 2018
In a report generated by CMM and conducted by an engineering firm, it was determined that the Community does not generate enough waste to be considered for a transfer station however smaller diversion center would be more feasible. In this document the terms transfer station and diversion centre are interchangeable.
Transfer stations are facilities at which municipal solid waste is dropped off by relatively small vehicles, loaded into larger containers or onto larger vehicles, and hauled to an off-site management facility for further processing or final disposal.
Ideally, a transfer station should be sited as close as possible to the centroid of the population served, in order to minimize collection costs, or some distance along the haul route to the landfill. The transfer station should be sited and operated so as to create no environmental or health hazard, and no nuisance.
The lack of capacity for landfills or transfer stations to store and accommodate wastes is a challenge for First Nations Communities. If landfills and transfer stations are not funded and/or managed properly this can result in an overload of capacity to accommodate and store wastes. Transfer stations collect and store waste temporarily before being transferred to a nearby landfill from another community, i.e. a local municipality.”
Solid waste management – which includes a range of services from collection, separation, and recycling of household waste to the transfer, treatment, and disposal of waste – is a challenge for some First Nation Communities. One of the main obstacles in the past has been a lack of federal funding, so the budget announcement provides new opportunities for improvements.
The objective of this project is to develop sustainable waste management systems. This means reducing the amount of waste generated, reducing associated fees, mitigating environmental impact(s) and developing tools for Community administrators to effectively and sustainably manage solid waste. A Diversion Centre for the Community is in line with the Community’s priority to improve solid waste management in Sipekne’katik Diversion Centres will provide an area for the Community to deal with solid waste in a positive and efficient manner. It will encourage diversion (recycling) and create meaningful, permanent employment opportunities.
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