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Recycling outside the blue box: City of Hamilton begins construction on mountain community recycling centre
HAMILTON, ON – January 12, 2005 – The City of Hamilton and the Government of Ontario today celebrated the official groundbreaking for the Mountain Community Recycling Centre (CRC).
The $3.4 million project, including approximately $1.7 million from Millennium Partnership Funding will provide Hamilton Mountain with a new community recycling centre.
Councillor Bernie Morelli, Deputy Mayor and Councillor Tom Jackson, Ward 6 Councillor attended today's ceremony. "Today's ceremony demonstrates the city’s commitment to waste diversion," said Councillor Morelli. "The City of Hamilton is committed to ensuring that waste diversion is available and accessible to all and we are pleased to have Provincial funding support for this facility."
"This is a great example of the McGuinty government working in full partnership with the City of Hamilton," said Marie Bountrogianni, MPP for Hamilton Mountain. "There is incredible enthusiasm among mountain residents to do what they can to create a better environment. This recycling centre ensures that the determination of Hamiltonians and Ontarians to have cleaner
air, cleaner water and less pollution is met with equal determination by their elected officials."
"Hamilton Mountain is happy to have the city’s first community recycling centre," echoed Councillor Jackson. “Waste Diversion is fundamental to the sustainability, management and success of the city’s waste management goals and this centre will further improve the accessibility to recycling throughout the community."
The Mountain Community Recycling Centre at Upper Ottawa and Kilbride Road will be the first of three recycling centres that will be constructed as part of the City’s commitment to 65% diversion by 2008. The Mountain CRC will be a venue for residents to drop off items such as electronics, tires, white goods, hazardous waste, wood, blue box recyclables, leaf and yard waste, cardboard and reusable items such as clothing, furniture and small working appliances.
The Provincial contribution has been complemented by approximately $1.8 million in funding from the City of Hamilton. This project is part of the Province’s commitment to supporting development and renewal of infrastructure in Ontario.
Director of Waste Management
City of Hamilton
(905) 546-2424 ext. 4409