SIX NATIONS, ONT. — The federal government has announced spending of $8.3 million on the closing of an in-community landfill site and construction of a new transfer station at Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation in Ontario.
The new transfer station will be used to collect residential non-hazardous waste and recyclables. Construction is currently underway and is expected to be complete this fall, stated a July 31 release.
Six Nations is located 20 kilometres southeast of Brantford, along the Grand River. The community currently manages its own municipal solid waste at its landfill site that consists of an old fill area, a new fill area, and a recycling area. The new transfer station will be built at the existing landfill site.
“The closure of our landfill site will preserve our limited land base for more agricultural, residential, commercial and community use. The new transfer station will allow us to meet our community’s immediate and future waste management needs which is critical to support our growing and progressive community,” commented Six Nations Chief Ava Hill in the release.
“We are committed to diverting as much waste as possible in order to reduce the global waste burden which is negatively impacting our ecosystem, lands, waters and contributing to climate change.”