Eastern Ontario Waste Handling Facility future development project
Learn about the environmental assessment process for a proposed expansion of the existing Eastern Ontario Waste Handling Facility landfill over a 20-year period.
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You can comment on the environmental assessment for this project until August 4, 2023.
GFL Environmental Inc. (GFL) is proposing to add 15.1 million cubic metres of landfill disposal capacity over a 20-year period as part of the future development of its Eastern Ontario Waste Handling Facility.
GFL is considering the lands to the east of the existing Eastern Ontario Waste Handling Facility for the future landfill development. The proposed project will occur on land currently owned by GFL.
The existing approved landfill:
- is approved to accept solid non-hazardous municipal, industrial, commercial and institutional waste generated within Ontario
- has a permitted annual fill rate of 755,000 tonnes and an average daily fill rate of 2,500 tonnes
- has a permitted maximum daily fill rate of 4,000 tonnes
No changes to the approved fill rates or site access routes are proposed.
GFL has entered an environmental assessment process for this project. This assessment will look at how the landfill expansion could impact the environment.
GFL Environmental Inc.
17125 Lafleche Road, Township of North Stormont, United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, near the intersection of Highway 417 and Highway 138
Jordan Hughes, Environmental Assessment Branch
Environmental assessment: submitted
Date submitted: June 16, 2023
Expiry of public comment period: August 4, 2023
Terms of reference: approved
Date submitted: September 11, 2020
Expiry of public comment period: October 11, 2020
Decision date: January 14, 2021
GFL has submitted its final environmental assessment for the Eastern Ontario Waste Handling Facility Future Development project to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for review. This assessment evaluated options for the on-going operation of the landfill and identified implementing future development through four stages as the preferred method: one stage adjacent to and north of the existing landfill, and three stages east within the future development lands, oriented north-south.
Submit a comment
Members of the public, agencies, Indigenous communities and other interested persons are encouraged to actively participate in the environmental assessment process.
Read the notice of submission to learn how to review the environmental assessment and submit your comments.
The commenting period closes at 5:00 p.m. on August 4, 2023.
Terms of reference
On January 14, 2021, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks approved the terms of reference for the Eastern Ontario Waste Handling Facility future capacity expansion project.
Notice of approval
Environmental Assessment Act subsection 6(4) approval of Terms of Reference for the preparation of an environmental assessment.
Proponent: GFL Environmental Inc.
Terms of Reference: Eastern Ontario Waste Handling Facility future development environmental assessment
Undertaking: Expansion of waste facility
Environmental assessment file number: 20023
As provided for by subsection 6(4) of the Environmental Assessment Act, Terms of Reference, as submitted for approval to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks on July 9, 2020 and revised through the submission of a Terms of Reference by GFL Environmental Inc. dated September 11, 2020 is hereby approved.
Pursuant to subsection 6.1(1) of the Environmental Assessment Act, any environmental assessment for the above-noted undertaking, submitted to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks pursuant to subsection 6.2(1) of the Environmental Assessment Act, must be prepared in accordance with the Terms of Reference as hereby approved.
I am satisfied that an environmental assessment prepared in accordance with the Terms of Reference will be consistent with the purpose of the Environmental Assessment Act and the public interest for the following reasons:
- The Terms of Reference ensures that the environmental assessment will be completed using a comprehensive public, Indigenous community and agency consultation process that is open and transparent;
- The Terms of Reference provides a sufficient level of detail to confirm that the completed environmental assessment should contain a sufficient level of detail to accurately assess the environmental effects of all relevant alternatives and the proposed undertaking;
- The Terms of Reference sets out a planning process that will ensure the completed environmental assessment will be consistent with the purpose of the Act and the public interest; and
- There are no outstanding issues that have not been incorporated into the Terms of Reference or that cannot be addressed during the preparation of the environmental assessment.
Dated the 14th day of January, 2021 at Toronto.
Original signed by:
Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2J3