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More than 4,000 bales of garbage are being transported from Morgan's Point to Tynes Bay at a cost of $390,000.

Repair work at the incinerator is nearly complete, meaning waste stored temporarily at the former Naval Annex is now being returned via truck to Devonshire, where it will be burned.

The total cost of taking the bales to Morgan's Point and returning them to Tynes Bay is estimated at $780,000.

More than $20 million of refurbishments have been ongoing at Tynes Bay since 2010, after the facility suffered the effects of 16 years' wear and tear.

Yesterday, a Public Works spokesman said 4,460 bales were stored at Morgan's Point during the refurbishment of one of Tynes Bay's combustion streams.

“The bales are now being returned to Tynes Bay for energy recovery at an average rate of 70 bales per day,” said the spokesman.

“Barring any unforeseen production slowdowns the stockpile should be completely processed by mid May or early June.

“The bales are being transported via truck. The total cost, which includes the loading equipment is anticipated to be approximately $390,000.”

The spokesman said the pollution control system and the main combustion system and boiler, which are critical components of the facility, required major replacement and refurbishment.

He said the combustion stream is now running and going through the standard testing phases and that the Ministry is very pleased with the way the project has gone.

The Ministry has said that when Tynes Bay was built in 1994, it was thought it would only need one stream, with a second stream held in reserve; it was intended for each stream to be repaired while the other was in use.

However, following a huge increase in the amount of municipal solid waste, both streams were required constantly.

Former Opposition Senator Kathy Michelmore was previously critical of the use of Morgan's Point as an emergency dumping ground, claiming it smacked of crisis management. She noted late Finance Minister Eugene Cox had spoken of the need to replace Tynes Bay back in 2001.

On the move: Bales of trash being moved from Morgan?s Point storage to be incineratored at Tynes Bay yesterday.
On the move: Bales of trash being moved from Morgan?s Point storage to be incineratored at Tynes Bay yesterday afternoon. It will cost $390,000 to transport the 4,460 bales from the former military land to the waste plant.
On the move: Bales of trash being moved from Morgan?s Point storage to be incineratored at Tynes Bay yesterday afternoon. It will cost $390,000 to transport the 4,460 bales from the former military land to the waste plant.
On the move: Bales of trash being moved from Morgan?s Point storage to be incineratored at Tynes Bay yesterday afternoon. It will cost $390,000 to transport the 4,460 bales from the former military land to the waste plant.
Piled up: Some of the 4,460 bales of garbage stored on derelict land at Morgan?s Point while maintenance work was being done at the Tynes Bay Waste Facility.
Piled up: Some of the 4,460 bales of garbage stored on derelict land at Morgan?s Point while maintenance work was being done at the Tynes Bay Waste Facility.

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Published February 08, 2012 at 8:00 am (Updated February 08, 2012 at 9:00 am)

Moving stockpiled garbage bales will cost $780,000

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