NOTICE: Future solid waste disposal needs Environmental Assessment

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The Town of St. Marys has completed their “Future Solid Waste Disposal Needs Environmental Assessment”. As required under section 6.2(1) of the Environmental Assessment Act and according to the terms of reference approved by the Minister of the Environment on December 29, 2014, the Town of St. Marys has submitted its environmental assessment to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for review and approval.

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. This involved a review of options to manage solid waste over the next 40 years. The preferred alternative is to expand the existing landfill at 1221 Water Street South. We have also reviewed alternative methods of site expansion and have determined a combined vertical and horizontal expansion of the St. Marys landfill is preferred.

As required under the Environmental Assessment Act, the environmental assessment will be available for public review and comment from August 13, 2021 to October 1, 2021. You may review the environmental assessment at the following locations:
1. Town of St. Marys, Municipal Operations Centre
    408 James Street South, St. Marys, ON N4X 1B6
    Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
2. St. Marys Public Library
    15 Church St. N., St. Marys, ON, N4X 1B4
    Monday to Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Friday, 10:30 am. to 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
3. Online at

Please call numbers provided to confirm any COVID‑19 capacity restrictions before arriving. Pre-arranged appointments are recommended.

Anyone wishing to provide comments on the environmental assessment must submit their comments to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks by October 1, 2021. All comments must be submitted to:
   Kendrick Doll, Special Project Officer (A)
   Environmental Assessment Branch
   135 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M4V 1P5
   Phone: 289-980-0466

A copy of all comments will be forwarded to the Town of St. Marys for its consideration.

If you have any questions or need further information about this project, please contact either:

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


James Hollingsworth, P.Eng.
R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited
1465 Pickering Parkway, Suite 200
Pickering ON L1V 7G7
Phone: 289‑545‑1051

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, Conservation and Parks 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 a public record that is available to the general public unless you request that your personal information remain confidential. For more information, please contact the Project Officer or the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Park’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator at 416-314-4075.

This Notice first published on August 5, 2021.