WOODSTOCK, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 25, 2015) - Residents of Woodstock will benefit from a new Hazardous Waste Depot, thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund.

The creation of a Bulk Item and Household Hazardous Waste Depot will provide Woodstock residents with a convenient method for disposing of residential waste items that are not collected at curbside. Creation of a formal and permanent drop off area will help divert hazardous waste from landfills, while protecting the environment and safeguarding residents' health and safety.

The $1-billion Small Communities Fund provides funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs. Canada and Ontario will each provide $272 million to support projects in communities across the province with fewer than 100,000 residents. This funding will help address local priorities, supporting job creation and economic growth, thus sustaining a high quality of life in small communities across Ontario for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $666,666 through the Small Communities Fund for this project.
  • The Province of Ontario will contribute up to $666,667 to this project.
  • The City of Woodstock will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.


"We are pleased to invest in projects like the Woodstock Hazardous Waste Depot that will benefit our community by improving much needed local infrastructure.Our Government's commitment to municipalities, big and small, has never been stronger. Through the New Building Canada Plan Small Communities Fund we are investing in priority infrastructure projects that have a strong impact on the quality of life of Ontario's residents while helping job creation and economic growth."

Dave Mackenzie

Member of Parliament of Oxford, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"Today's investment will translate into better and safer community services for the residents of Woodstock. It's part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history and supported by a number of initiatives, including unlocking the value of public assets to help support investments in transit, transportation and other priority infrastructure projects. These investments will help connect regions, develop new economic opportunities and improve the quality of life for Ontarians in cities, towns, and rural and remote communities all across the province."

Deb Matthews

Deputy Premier, President of the Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy

"We would like to thank both the federal and provincial governments for their support of this initiative which will provide residents a convenient means of disposing of their household hazardous waste and bulk item material. The new depot also contributes to the provincial goal of increasing waste diversion and provides a means for material to be properly disposed of in a more environmentally friendly way."

Trevor Birtch

Mayor, City of Woodstock

Associated Links

To learn more about the Government of Canada's infrastructure programs, including the Small Communities Fund, please visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html.

To find out more about Ontario's infrastructure programs, including the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, visit http://www.moi.gov.on.ca/en/infrastructure.

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Contact Information:

Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
for the Regions of Quebec

Andrew Forgione
Office of the Minister of Economic Development,
Employment and Infrastructure

Trevor Birtch
City of Woodstock
519-539-1291 ext. 2100

Infrastructure Canada
Toll free: 1-877-250-7154

Brigitte Marleau
Communications Branch
Ontario Ministry of Economic Development,
Employment and Infrastructure