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On January 15, 2019 the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks approved the Brooks Road Landfill Vertical Capacity Expansion Environmental Assessment (EA).​


BRE has received approval on the vertical expansion to the existing landfill site (see map) to provide additional capacity over a five to seven year planning period for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (IC&I) customers within Haldimand County and the surrounding areas. The waste received at the site is non-hazardous and a continuation of what is currently accepted.




The vertical expansion will be achieved through a re-engineering of the Site's final contours and some redesign of the Site’s storm water management system, all within the Site's existing waste footprint and Site boundaries.


In addition to the vertical expansion, there will be a change to the Site’s daily incoming waste rate.

The vertical expansion will facilitate a maximum annual rate of fill rate of approximately 150,000 tonnes per year (no change), but allow for flexibility in daily quantities to accommodate the busier months of operation in the spring and summer, when more construction waste is produced.

The Environmental Assessment Process


As the changes that were proposed required approval under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, Brooks Road Environmental conducted an individual Environmental Assessment (EA). The first step in the EA process was the preparation of a Terms of Reference (ToR) that provided the framework and requirements for preparation of the EA.


A ToR was submitted to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change on April 25, 2014 for review, as required, and was approved by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change on July 31, 2015.


A Notice of Commencement for the EA was published on August 27, 2015.

The draft EA was made available for review and comment from July 22, 2016 to September 9, 2016. The sections of the EA are available for download below.

The Brooks Road Landfill Vertical Capacity Expansion Environmental Assessment (EA) was made available for public review and comment from February 10, 2017 to March 31, 2017.

On January 15, 2019 the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks approved the Brooks Road Landfill Vertical Capacity Expansion Environmental Assessment (EA). The Notice of Approval that lists the conditions that the approval is subject to can be viewed here.

A copy of the EA Report is available for download below.

Executive Summary

Table of Contents

Section 1.0 – Introduction

Section 2.0 – Overview of the EA Process & Study Organization

Section 3.0 – Overview of the Undertaking

Section 4.0 – Description of the Environment Potentially Affected by the Undertaking

Section 5 0 – Alternative Methods of Carrying Out the Undertaking & Impact Assessment

Section 6.0 – Consultation

Section 7.0 – Monitoring & Commitments

Section 8.0 – Approvals Required for the Undertaking

Section 9.0 – Amending the EA

Glossary of Terms

Appendix A - Approved Terms of Reference

Appendix B - Terms of Reference Commitments Tables

Appendix C - List of Studies & Reports

Appendix D - Conceptual Design Report

Appendix E - Assessment Reports

E-1 - Air Quality & Odour Assessment Report

E-2 - Noise Assessment Report

E-3 - Terrestrial & Aquatic Environment Assessment Report

E-4 - Geology & Hydrogeology Assessment Report

E-5 - Surface Water Resources Assessment Report

E-6 - Archaeology & Cultural Heritage Assessment Report

E-7 - Transportation Assessment Report

E-8 - Agriculture, Soils and Mining Assessment Report

E-9 - Land Use Assessment Report

E-10 - Socio Economic Assessment Report

Appendix F - Predicted Methane Generation – Brooks Road Landfill

Supporting Document 1 - Record of Consultation 

To provide comments on or ask questions about the proposed expansion, the EA process, or anything else related to the Site, please contact us.

Brooks Road Environmental takes all reasonable precautions to provide a safe and healthy work environment for all of its employees and the community. To review our Occupational Health and Safety Policy click here.

The existing Brooks Road Landfill is required to maintain a Public Liaison Committee (PLC) to serve as a focal point for dissemination, review and exchange of information regarding Site operation. To read the PLC Terms of Reference, click here.

For the latest PLC Meeting Minutes, click here.

For a copy of the Notice of Submission click here.


For a copy of the Display Panels from the Open House held on August 10, 2016 click here.

For a copy of the Notice of Commencement click here.


For a copy of the ToR Notice of Approval click here.


For more details on the Minister-approved ToR for the Environmental Assessment of the Brooks Road Landfill expansion please click here.


As public input and consultation is an important part of the development of the EA process, Brooks Road Environmental has kept a detailed record of consultation with surrounding communities and interested parties. Click here for details.

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