Multi-Materials Stewardship Board awards new contract for used tyre management services in Newfoundland
The Honourable Bernard Davis, Newfoundland Minister of Environment and Climate Change, recently announced the awarding of a new contract to Halifax C&D Recycling that will provide an in-province recycling solution for used tyres in Newfoundland and Labrador. He was joined by Derm Flynn, Chair, Multi-Materials Stewardship Board and Bev Connell, Director of C&D Material Operations, Halifax C&D Recycling to mark this new milestone for the province.
Davis said; “I am pleased that the MMSB has secured a new contract which allows the tire recycling program to now operate within our province. This new solution is a significant achievement for waste management in our province which will have major environmental and economic benefits.”
The Multi-Materials Stewardship Board issued a request for proposals in December 2021. The contract was awarded to Halifax C&D Recycling to implement a tyre derived aggregate solution within the province through a new facility they will develop in the eastern region. Halifax C&D, which is a member of the Municipal Group of Companies, has provided used tyre management services in Nova Scotia since May 2009, processing approximately one million tyres annually. There are approximately 500,000 tyres recycled annually in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Bev Connel, Director C & D Material Operations, The Municipal Group of Companies stated; “We’re very pleased to be bringing our experience in this niche area of recycling to Newfoundland and Labrador and, in doing so, making a significant investment into developing our business here, using local suppliers and hiring local people as we serve the Province in this effort.”
Tyre derived aggregate is an engineered product made by mechanically shredding scrap tyres. It is used in a broad range of civil engineering applications, the majority of which occurs in the construction industry for projects such as road building and repair, transportation infrastructure, commercial and residential building, and landfill design and construction.
This new in-province solution will be beneficial to the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with transporting tyres to out of province markets. The new contract will also help stimulate the local economy, providing in-province market opportunities for tire-derived aggregate and creating jobs.
The Multi-Materials Stewardship Board will continue to export tyres while the new processing facility is being developed, which is expected to be operational by fall 2022. Since 2010, used tyres have been shipped to an end market in Quebec, where they are used as Tyre Derived Fuel. Residential and commercial tyre collection/drop-off locations will not change as a result of the new contract.