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WHAT IS A BAG OF GARBAGE WORTH??

Did you know that an average 15 Kilogram bag of garbage could power a significant part of your electricity needs; or help in your daily transportation needs. What a waste to bury it in the ground.

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EARTH DAY VIDEO/POSTER CONTEST–GRAND PRIZES!!!!!

In celebration of EARTH DAY April 22, 2012 The coalition of community groups opposed to a new landfill in our community is pleased to announce a video/poster contest for students in West Carleton, Stittsville, Kanata and Goulbourn. A prize of $2,500 will go to the winner of the video contest and $500 will go to the winner of the poster contest. See CONTEST RULES for details.

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ROADSIDE SIGN CAMPAIGN STARTS!!!!

Today a series of detailed roadside signs informing the community of the fight against a new GARRBAGE DUMP on Carp have been placed along local roadways. So watch for them and tell you friends and neighbours. Also visit NoDump.ca often to keep up to date on the fight and learn how you can get involved. Stay tuned there is more to come.

How much garbage are we shipping to NY?

It is often claimed that we are shipping huge amounts of garbage from Ottawa to New York state Landfills. An analysis of relevant recent data shows this not to be true. A comparison of how much garbage Ottawa sends to landfill disposal and how much is disposed of in local landfills shows that only between 7 and 9 percent of local garbage is shipped out of the region for disposal. The shipping of garbage to out of province landfills is driven strictly by economics and the bottom line of large multi-natiional waste management corporations.

How much garbage are we shipping to NY

BANK SWALLOWS TO BE EVICTED!!!

100 Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) nesting holes were observed on a steep exposed earthen bank that lies between the northern edge of the existing Carp landfill and the southern edge of the preferred landfill footprint. Bank Swallow is a colonial nesting species that is sensitive because

You Can’t Turn A Landfill OFF!!

At the city Environment Committee December 12, 2011 a question raised by committee to Plasco illustrated a point I have long made about modern waste disposal verses landfills. Plasco (Rod Brydon) was asked if environmental exceedances for air emissions were recorded during operations over the years. The answer was yes limits were exceeded and the exact number of times were recorded and for how long and by how much. This was possible because of continuous monitoring of many contaminates. The key point was that the exact number of minutes that the plant ran before it was shut down was known and recorded.

OVER 12,000 PEOPLE SAID NO TO A DUMP!!!

In 2006, when Waste Management of Canada Corporation first proposed to build a new dump at their Carp Road site; over 12,000 local residents signed a petition against the proposal. That petition was presented to the provincial legislature by local MPP Norm Sterling. Now Waste Management is proposing an identical landfill (just a little smaller). Those 12,000 plus people must be wondering what part of NO!! does Waste Management not understand.

WASTE MANAGEMENT SAYS GARBAGE IS TOO VALUABLE TO BURY

 In recent new articles Waste Management top executives say that the garbage they collect every year is almost three times more valuable if converted to energy and chemicals than if it is dumped in the ground. David Stenier president and CEO says ;

Waste Management takes Garbage Again

Waste Management (WM) is now taking garbage at the landfill site again. This time it goes to a transfer station at the back of the property. From there it is compacted and put on large transport trucks for shipping to final disposal.

Property Value Protection – Are you in or out?

Waste Management wants to expand its dump on Carp Rd.

Is your home included in Waste Management’s (WM) proposed Property Value Protection plan if an expansion of the Carp dump is approved?  It might be – but only if you live within 500 metres of the proposed new landfill footprint. That is the range that WM has floated as a possibility. The 500 meters is based on a minimum distance mandated by Provincial Government guidelines. But, 500 meters is woefully inadequate when living beside a mega dump like the Carp Rd. landfill.