Monthly Archives: June 2014

City set to approve zoning for new landfill

City staff have recommended that Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (ARAC) recommend Council approve rezoning of land required for a new landfill on Carp Road. In a report to ARAC city staff responded to community concerns in a way that very much supportive of the proponent and the proposed landfill.

ARAC will consider this zoning application at their meeting Thursday, July 3, 2014. The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. in the Champlain Room, City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa. You are encouraged to attend the meeting and present your views. I you can’t attend please email your concerns to  Committee Co-ordinator Marc Desjardins

Please let all your friends and neighbours know about this very important report and meeting.

City rezoning report on a new landfill        community comment on zoning application File Number D02_02_14_0015

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In the Environmental Assessment, Waste Management committed to: “The West Carleton Environmental Centre (WCEC) will create up to 75 new green jobs in waste diversion, disposal and green energy facilities”. The only part of the WCEC that is being presented to the City and Province during zoning and Environmental Compliance approvals is the landfill. So I guess the green jobs will look like this.

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Environmental Research Foundation : what you should know about landfills

The Environmental Research Foundation gives a good description of modern landfills and what can go wrong.



A review of the zoning amendment application for the new dump is seriously flawed. As it stands the City should reject the application. How can a company that makes so many errors in a simple application to the City be expected to build and operate a safe garbage dump. Let your Councillor know what you think about such a poor document.

community comment on zoning application File Number D02_02_14_0015