Annapolis County and Valley Waste-Resource Management Renew Partnership
With the Inter-Municipal Services Agreement Board’s (IMSA) approval, the Municipality of the County of Annapolis has renewed its collaboration with Valley Waste-Resource Management (VWRM).
The County has entered into an agreement that has Valley Waste managing all aspects of solid waste for Annapolis County under a service contract.
"Council and staff are so pleased to see this partnership with VWRM evolve," said Warden Alex Morrison. "We are grateful to have the support of our IMSA affiliates. I believe it's fair to say that all municipalities recognize the benefits of working together on a region-wide basis to manage a variety of issues, including solid waste."
The 18-month term agreement runs from July 1, 2023, until March 31, 2025, or upon the establishment and finalization of a new IMSA. At that time, Annapolis County may have the opportunity to become part of the inter-municipal services agreement with other municipalities in the Valley. The other municipalities that currently participate under the IMSA are Kings County, Annapolis Royal, Berwick, Kentville, Middleton, and Wolfville.
The organizations are working diligently to make this transition of solid waste management to VWRM as seamless as possible. Residents should not notice any considerable change, except for the VWRM logo appearing on promotional materials, carts, etc.
“Valley Waste-Resource Management welcomes Annapolis County back under our umbrella of services. It strengthens our region, and we look forward to working with Annapolis County and its residents into the future”, says Andrew Garrett, Communications Manager.
Under the new agreement, Valley Waste will offer service enhancements previously provided by municipal staff: Bylaw enforcement, including illegal dumping management; compost cart management; residents’ educational components; and ongoing management of contracted collection services provided by EFR, including all public service inquiries.
The transfer of solid waste management to VWRM became effective on July 1, 2023.