CITY EXPLORES OPTIONS TO IMPLEMENT SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN

April 03, 2017

CITY EXPLORES OPTIONS TO IMPLEMENT SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN

APRIL 3, 2017 (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – Madeleine Redfern, Mayor of the City of Iqaluit, and Harry Flaherty, President of Qikiqtaakluk Corporation (QC), are pleased to announce that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed to signal an intent to explore potential options to implement the Solid Waste Management Plan approved by Council in 2013.
The MOU will allow for the exploration of a partnership to implement such items as the creation of a new landfill site; the closure and rehabilitation of the current landfill site; and potential construction of a new solid waste management facility.
“Partnering with Qikiqtaakluk Corporation and its subsidiary company Qikiqtaakluk Environmental could allow the City to offer a superior level of waste management services to residents,” said Mayor Redfern.
“Qikiqtaakluk Corporation is pleased to work with the City of Iqaluit in the potential development of a new solid waste management system,” said Harry Flaherty, President of Qikiqtaakluk Corporation. “Our company will be exploring ways to position Iqaluit as a leader in Northern waste management practices. And most importantly, QC will ensure that locally trained staff will execute most of the activities.”
The City’s current land-fill site is nearing the end of its life-cycle, and will soon require decommissioning. The City has been reviewing options for replacement over the past few years that would meet the current and future solid waste needs of residents. The signing of the MOU will allow the City and QC to further explore potentials to offer residents a superior level of solid waste management service.
The review process is expected to be undertaken over the next few weeks. If both organizations are able to agree on the terms and conditions to implement the solid waste management plan, a contract could be awarded after the review period.
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For additional information, please contact:
Andrea Spitzer                                   Sheldon Nimchuk
Communications                                Communications
City of Iqaluit                                     Qikiqtaakluk Environment
Email: A.Spitzer@city.iqaluit.nu.ca      Email: SNimchuk@qcorp.ca