Future Solid Waste Disposal Needs Environmental Assessment Draft Report for review

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The Study

The Town of St. Marys (Town) and R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited (Consultant) have prepared an Individual Environmental Assessment (EA) under the Environmental Assessment Act for the identification and selection of a preferred solid waste disposal option. The Town has reviewed options to manage solid waste over the next 40 years. The preferred alternative is to expand the existing landfill at 1221 Water Street South. A number of methods of expansion are possible at the site. Work plans were undertaken to evaluate the landfill expansion options. A draft of the EA is being sent to the Ministry of The Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) for a review before final submission. Our analysis recommends a combined vertical and horizontal expansion of the St. Marys landfill.


Members of the public, agencies and other interested persons are encouraged to review the study   and submit comments regarding the report’s findings. Draft availability notices are being advertised on the Town’s website, in the local newspapers, as well as through direct communications with local landowners, Indigenous communities, review agencies and utilities.

The Draft EA will be publicly accessible at the Municipal Operations Centre, as well as online at the Town’s website. A review period of five weeks will be given to review the EA and submit comments.

Municipal Operations Centre
408 James Street South, St. Marys, ON N4X 1B6
Accessible between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


Review Period:  Wednesday, July 5, 2017 to Thursday, August 10, 2017

If you would like to provide comments, please contact either of the following Project Team members:

Dave Blake, C.E.T.
The Corporation of the Town of St. Marys
408 James Street South, PO Box 998
St. Marys ON N4X 1B6
Phone: 519-284-2340 Ext. 209
Fax: 519-284-0902
Email: dblake@town.stmarys.on.ca

James Hollingsworth
R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited 1465 Pickering Parkway,
Suite 200 Pickering  ON  L1V 7G7
Phone: 289-545-1051
Fax: 905-420-5247
Email: St.Marys.Waste.EA@rjburnside.com

All personal information included in a submission – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, maintained and disclosed by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) for the purpose of transparency and consultation. The information is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act or is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public as described in s.37 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Personal information you submit will become part of the public record that is available to the general public unless you request that your personal information remain confidential. For more information, please contact the MOECC’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator at 416-327-1434.