Current status

On January 15, 2019 the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks approved the environmental assessment for this project.

Get details on the notice of approval.

Project summary

Brooks Road Environmental (BRE) has completed an environmental assessment for a vertical expansion of the existing Brooks Road landfill site (formerly known as Edwards Landfill).

The proposed expansion will add 421,000 cubic metres of waste disposal capacity, including cover. Waste will be deposited on top of existing waste piles with no change to the landfill footprint.

BRE is also proposing an alteration to the rate at which waste is received at the site, from a daily maximum of 500 tonnes to an annual maximum of 151,000 tonnes to account for seasonal variations in the amount of waste received.

Learn more on Brooks Road Environmental website.


Brooks Road Environmental


160 Brooks Road, Cayuga, Haldimand County


Waste management

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Carolyn Lee, Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch

Project history

Environmental assessment: approved
Date submitted: February 10, 2017
Expiry of public comment period: March 31, 2017
Expiry of public comment period for ministry review: August 25, 2017
Decision date: January 15, 2019

Terms of reference: approved
Date submitted: April 25, 2014
Expiry of public comment period: May 26, 2014
Decision date: July 31, 2015

Environmental assessment

The ministry’s review of the environmental assessment was published on July 21, 2017 and made available for a five-week comment period which ended on August 25, 2017. After taking the environmental assessment, comments received and environmental protection measures into consideration, the Minister approved the project, subject to conditions, on January 15, 2019.

Read the Order in Council and notice of approval.

Terms of reference

On July 31, 2015 the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change approved the terms of reference for this project.

Get details on the notice of approval.