COLA updates website!

The Coalition for Landfill Accountability COLA launched an updated website. Check it out.


October 28, 2015 the Site plan for the new landfill was approved by city staff. The lifting of the zoning hold provision associated with the site plan will be considered by the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee Thursday November 5, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101, Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa.

Lifting of Holding Provision


Site plan conditions are found in the staff approval report.


WCEC SPC Approval Report 


Coalition for Landfill Accountability COLA!

Stittsville News reports on a new umbrella group (COLA the Coalition for Landfill Accountability). The group consists of a number of community associations and concern citizens in the West Carleton, Stittsville and Kanata area with a mandate to monitor the approval and development of the Carp Road landfill expansion.

Site Plan Control submitted to the City.

Waste Management of Canada Corporation (WM) has submitted Site Plan Control
(SPC) application to the City of Ottawa for the West Carleton Environmental
Center (WCEC). Copies of SPC application documents for the WCEC
for information on our website at

The Garbage business is a shell game. Everyone needs to keep their eye on the pea.

A Florida municipality finds Waste Management using dirty tricks to close a waste to energy plant and send more garbage to their landfill. After violations of a 2010 agreement were discovered the municipality and Waste Management signed a new agreement with stronger legal wording to assure limited amounts of garbage going to the landfill.
Ottawa is currently negotiating a new agreement with Waste Management for the Carp Road landfill. It is clear from this Florida example, Ottawa must be very careful to get the wording right so citizens and the environment are protected.

Community writes to Mayor expressing concerns.

Six community associations from Stittsville and the surrounding areas have sent a joint letter to Ottawa mayor Jim Watson about Waste Management’s proposed Carp Road landfill expansion.

letter Feb 2 2015

Coalition comments on the proposed Environmental Compliance Approval

The Don’t Let Ottawa Go To Waste coalition submitted their comments on the proposed Environmental Compliance Approval application for the new landfill on Carp Road to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Changee.

aggregated comment on WCEC ECA – EBR Environmental Registry Number 012-2979.

New landfill approved despite non-compliance with regulations.


November 26, 2014 (Ottawa) – It would appear that the Ontario Minister of the Environment should have thought twice before approving the Environmental Assessment for landfill expansion on Carp Rd. in August 2013. Annual Environmental Monitoring Reports on groundwater, submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Environment (MOE) by Waste Management of Canada (WM), clearly show the site has exceeded Ontario environmental guidelines for the protection of groundwater.

For more information read the attached press release.

groundwater non-compliance press release Nov 2014


Tale of Two Dumps press release.

At the same as Waste management of Canada is negotiating for a new landfill in Ottawa they are proceeding with a similar sized landfill in Alberta to service the Edmonton area. Because of the similarities between the two projects the Alberta project provides an excellent template for the City of Ottawa when it comes to negotiating a Host Community Agreement and resolution of concerns like property value protection and community compensation. For details see the attached press release.


Alberta community establishes precedent for Property Value Protection .

Property owners in Thorhild, Alberta who live near a very large and new Waste Management of Canada landfill servicing Edmonton are eligible
for pre-defined Property Value Protection as well as annual financial compensation for living near the landfill. Ottawa should use this agreement to negotiate compensation and protection programs in a Host Community Agreement for the new WM landfill on Carp Road. The details of the Thorhild agreements are presented in the following documents.

Thorhild Development Permit

Thorhild Host Agreement part1

Thorhild Host Agreement part2

Thorhild PVPP & IBP