Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Bernard Davis, announced the awarding of a new contract to Halifax C&D Recycling that will provide an in-province recycling solution for used tires 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.

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 tire 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, have provided used tire management services in Nova Scotia since May 2009, processing approximately one million tires annually. There are approximately 500,000 tires recycled annually in Newfoundland and Labrador.

“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”, said Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister Responsible for the MMSB.

This new in-province solution will be beneficial to the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with transporting tires 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 tires while the new processing facility is being developed, which is expected to be operational by fall 2022. Since 2010, used tires have been shipped to an end market in Quebec, where they are used as Tire Derived Fuel. Residential and commercial tire collection/drop-off locations will not change as a result of the new contract

Press release by Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.