BROOKS ROAD LANDFILL CAPACITY EXPANSION - NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL SCREENING & PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE
Brooks Road Environmental, owners and operators of the Brooks Road Landfill, have initiated an Environmental Screening Process in accordance with Ontario Regulation (O. Reg.) 101/07 – Waste Management Projects Regulation of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act (EA Act) for the proposed expansion (vertical and horizontal) of the Brooks Road Landfill located at 160 Brooks Road, near Cayuga, Haldimand County, Ontario. The capacity expansion proposed under this Environmental Screening Process is for approximately 100,000 cubic metres (including waste and daily/final cover).
The proposed capacity expansion is subject to the Environmental Screening Process, as stated in Section 13 of the Waste Management Projects Regulation (O. Reg. 101/07) of the EA Act. The proposed capacity expansion would allow Brooks Road Environmental to respond to the growing demands from waste generators and customers who need a safe and reliable waste management facility for disposal of their post diversion solid non-hazardous Industrial, Commercial & Institutional waste. The proposed capacity expansion will add capacity equal to approximately one additional year of waste acceptance over and above the remaining/ current approved capacity. There are no changes to the annual fill rate limits proposed as part of this project.
The location of the Brooks Road Landfill Site is shown on the map below. The purpose of the Environmental Screening is to study the potential effects of the capacity expansion on the environment.
As described above, the proposed project is subject to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) Environmental Screening Process for waste management projects in accordance with O. Reg. 101/07 under the EA Act. The Environmental Screening will be conducted in accordance with the planning and design process outlined in the Ontario MECP’s “Guide to Environmental Assessment Requirements for Waste Management Projects.” The Environmental Screening Process includes identifying and applying screening criteria to determine and describe potential environmental effects, public/external agency consultation, and the development of measures to mitigate identified environmental effects. The results of the Study will be documented in an Environmental Screening Report, which will be released for review to the public, Indigenous communities, and government agencies.
Consultation and Public Open House #1
Members of the public, Indigenous communities, agencies, and other interested persons are encouraged to actively participate in the planning process by attending consultation events or contacting Project Team staff directly with questions. Consultation activities are planned throughout the Environmental Screening Process and will be advertised via direct and/or electronic mail, in the local newspaper, and on the project website (www.brenvironmental.com).
The first Public Open House for the Environmental Screening Process is scheduled for June 29, 2022. The details of the Public Open House are as follows:
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Drop In Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Cayuga Kinsmen Community Centre, 15 Thorburn Street South, Cayuga
You are encouraged to attend the Public Open House and to submit your comments via the project website (www.brenvironmental.com), mail, email or telephone to the addresses/numbers below. If you would like to be added to our project mailing list or have project-related questions, please contact:
Tim Danyliw, P.Eng, PMP
Brooks Road Environmental
Blair Shoniker, MA, RPP
Senior Waste & Environmental Planner