Halton Waste Management Site celebrates 25 years of service

Halton Waste Management Site celebrates 25 years of service

Release Date: Oct 4, 2017

On September 30, 2017, Halton Region celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Halton Waste Management Site (HWMS). To mark this milestone, the Region hosted a free community open house and Doors Open event at the HWMS for a special, behind-the-scenes experience to thank residents for their participation in waste reduction programs.

The celebration included a guided bus tour of the site, an up close look at landfill machinery and waste collection vehicle exhibitions, birds of prey demonstrations, local food trucks and more. An official cake cutting took place at noon with greetings from Town of Milton Mayor, Gordon Krantz, Regional Councillor, Mike Cluett and Director of Waste Management & Road Operations, Halton Region, Rob Rivers,

“The Halton Waste Management Site opened in 1992 and was originally expected to last only 20 years or until the year 2012,” said Halton Regional Chair, Gary Carr. “Thanks to the efforts of Halton residents participating in Halton’s waste diversion programs like Blue Box and Green Cart, I am proud to say the landfill life is now projected to the year 2044! Maintaining our waste diversion rate has helped extend the lifespan of this site saving taxpayers over $15 million by deferring the significant costs associated with building a new waste management site.”

The HWMS provides Halton residents with a convenient one-stop location for the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), safe and proper household waste disposal, re-use and more. Since the opening of the site in 1992, the Region has taken significant steps to protect and enhance the natural environment through investments in green initiatives and helping residents reduce their household waste. Our curbside waste collection services include Blue Box for recycling, Green Cart for organic food waste, Yard Waste for brush and leaves, and bulk and appliance pick up to make proper disposal easier for residents. To learn more about proper waste disposal, visit halton.ca/putwasteinitsplace and use our handy online sorting tool.

Left to right: Director of Waste Management & Road Operations, Public Works, Halton Region, Rob Rivers, Regional Councillor Mike Cluett, Town of Milton Mayor Gordon Krantz, Manager of Waste Management Landfill Operations, Gerrit Buitenhuis and Supervisor of Waste Processing, Sue Colclough hand out cake and cupcakes to site visitors.

To learn more about the Halton Waste Management Site or its programs and services, visit halton.ca/hwms or call 311. Thank you for your continued commitment to keeping Halton Region a leader in waste management and sustainability.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, call 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.


Media Contact:
Katherine Wood
Communications Specialist
Halton Region
905-825-6000, ext. 2917