New Providence Ecology Park, Ltd. (NPEP) is a 100% Bahamian-owned business that currently is contracted with the Ministry of Environment and Housing for the remediation, upgrade and operation of the New Providence Ecology Park (formerly the Harold Road Landfill).
In 1991, after a $35 million investment in the facilities at the Harold Road Landfill by the International Development Bank and Government of The Bahamas, New Providence had the tools and a comprehensive blueprint on how to manage its solid waste system. Twenty-seven years later the facility still struggled with yearly raging fires, groundwater contamination, gas emissions, mosquitos and other vectors, all of which threatened the health of the surrounding residents, the waste collection company employees, and the lifeblood of the local economy – the tourism industry.
In 2018, The Bahamas Ministry of Environment and Housing issued a public tender to once and for all transform this massive public liability into a public asset. NPEP was formed to respond to this tender, a partnership between Waste Resources Development Group and Providence Advisors, Ltd.
NPEP won the tender in late 2018. Since commencing work in March of 2019, NPEP has managed a remarkable transformation of the Ecology Park, including but not limited to:
Elements to be constructed and implemented in the coming months and years include: