Since Brooks Road Environmental (BRE) took over the former Edwards Landfill, now called Brooks Road Landfill, it has essentially gone from being simply being a “dump” to becoming a modern engineered and operated waste management facility that has remediated previous waste, some of which was deemed to be hazardous under Ontario Regulations.
The Site was first established in 1959 as a rural dump for the surrounding area of Haldimand County. A lack of environmental protection and waste legislation at the time allowed for the accumulation of potentially hazardous wastes in areas of the site that gave rise to concerns about toxic contamination.
The Site continued to operate and accept Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (IC&I) waste from the County between 1971 and 1977. It was purchased by Haldimand Norfolk Sanitary Landfill Inc. in 2002. Significant management issues led Haldimand Norfolk Sanitary Landfill Inc. to declare bankruptcy in 2007, leaving no plan in place for cleaning up the areas of concern.
In May 2012, Brooks Road Environmental purchased the Site with a plan to create modern facility in full compliance with the Ministry of Environment (MOE) requirements. To date, BRE has removed all known waste outside of the lined landfill. Materials considered hazardous by regulations was disposed off-site and waste deemed non-hazardous was relocated into the engineered lined cells at a cost to the company of approximately
$1.5 to $1.8 million.
For more details on the Environmental Assessment Process, Consultation and Stakeholders, click here.
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.