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just putting it in a landfill site,” said Cham- plain Mayor Gary Barton during the March 27 UCPR council regular session. Private sector outfits like Laflèche Envi- ronmental providing sorting, compaction, and composting of biodegradable garbage and also removing from the municipal land- fill inventory old tires and other items that either do not decompose or present a po- tential leaching hazard to local water tables. But even with that local garbage dumps are still filling up and there is also a limit to how much some recycling and sorting outfits can handle for waste removal. Mayor Barton noted that no single mu- nicipality in either Prescott or Russell has the means to build and maintain a garbage incineration facility but maybe the UCPR as

a whole would be able to do so. Clarence-Rockland Mayor Marcel Guibord questioned whether it was a feasible proj- ect for the UCPR. He noted that any high- temperature incineration plant requires a population area of at least 120,000 to make it both efficient and economic. The UCPR, he observed, has a combined total popula- tion of about 72,000 or more. Mayor François St-Amour of The Nation municipality sided with Barton for looking into incineration as a possible garbage dis- posal method for the counties. “It’s been done very effectively all over the world,” he said. “I am going to support this initiative.” St-Amour noted the main drawback is that the provincial government may not

approve of the concept and suggested that the counties should focus on lobbying Queens Park. He added that during the re- cent Ontario Good Roads Association con- ference in Toronto the province came under fire for not having a better long-term strat- egy for waste management in Ontario. UCPR Warden René Berthiaume, Hawkes- bury’s mayor, noted that landfills in the past were seen as the least expensive way to deal with garbage. He noted that idea may need re-thinking now. “When we look at the long-term impact, it (landfills) may not be so cheap,” he said. “We need to get the ball rolling,” said Bar- ton. Counties council voted to receive and support the Champlain Township resolu- tion but wait for administration to provide a more detailed report about waste incinera- tion before taking further action.                                               ! 


L’ORIGNAL | Some of the mayors in Prescott and Russell counties are wonder- ing whether or not to burn rather than to bury might not be the better option for dealing with future municipal garbage disposal. Champlain Township council has sent a formal resolution asking the United Coun- ties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) to look into the feasibility of an incineration plant to deal with municipal waste disposal for the two counties. “We should be looking at alternatives to


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