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ERSB and Harbour Grace agree to tackle Old Kildare Road dumping problem together

Harbour Grace council says its had enough of people dropping their trash off just outside the dump on Old Kildare Road (often in the shadow of No Dumping signage), and are teaming up with the Eastern Regional Service Board (ERSB) to tackle the issue.

Newly appointed ERSB chairman Steve Tessier and Mayor Don Coombs met in Harbour Grace on June 29 to address the ongoing issue.

“Council had a very constructive meeting with the new ERSB chair and staff,” said Coombs. “This is a great first step in ensuring that we work together to address and solve illegal dumping issues in the area. We look forward to further meetings with the ERSB.”

The Town and ERSB will meet with local MHAs, members of the Conception Bay North Joint Council, and the RCMP to help curb illegal dumping in the area.

“The meeting with Mayor Coombs and his council and staff was incredibly positive, said Tessier. “We agree that resolving this issue is important and will require a team effort and we hope it will be solved through resident cooperation. Illegal dumping is not just a Harbour Grace issue – and it won’t be the last time we see it – until we address the issue together.”

The 11 waste facilities operated by ERSB are open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

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