What if we eliminated Landfills?

Today’s thought question involves landfills: What would be the economic effect if we completely eliminated landfills and recycled everything? Check out the answer.

http://marshallbrain.com/etq-landfills.htm

TRUE COST OF LANDFILLS.

Although each landfill has unique costs and each of the components can vary considerably, it is safe to say that the tipping fee does not cover the full cost of a landfill operation. The tipping fee primarily covers operator cost components and some regulatory costs. A literature review shows that generally the true cost of a landfill is two or more times the tipping fee.

TRUE COST OF LANDFILLS

Old Dump closes ski trails!!

Neco Cockburn in his January 14, 2013 article (Ottawa Citizen) “Mer Bleue cross-country ski trail closed for soil remediation project” presents important information on the environmental and social impacts of old garbage dumps. The Ridge Road landfill was operated back in the 1960s and 1970s by the city of Ottawa to dispose of municipal waste. Since it closed in 1975 it has been monitored for environmental impacts.

NEW CONTACT FOR COMMENT ON THE EA!!!!!

All comments on the proposed new dump on Carp Rd. should now go to;

Charlene Cressman

Special Project Officer

Ministry of the Environment
Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch
2 St. Clair Avenue West, Floor 12A
Toronto, ON M4V 1L5
Tel: 416-314-7222

Coalition briefs MOE on flawed EA.

On November 9, 2012 the coalition of community groups against a new landfill, briefed MOE on the many flaws in the Environmental Assessment for an expansion to the Carp Road dump.

EA_PresentationNov2012

Community presents case for no new dump to the Minister of the Environment

On October 29, 2012 representative of the local community met with Jim Bradley, Minister of the Environment to present local concerns about a proposed new dump on Carp Road. Minister Bradley listened intently to a presentation by Councillor Qadri and local residents along with a written submission by Councillor Wilkenson. He expressed his appreciation for a well developed and informative submission and commended the community for the effort and leadership. 

ministers brief Oct 29 2012 final

EA Should be Rejected – Coalition Submission Says.

November 2, 2012 the coalition of community groups presented the MOE with an extensive submission presenting many weaknesses and flaws with the Environmental Assessment for a landfill expansion on Carp Rd. The submission Unequivocally concludes that the EA must be rejected by the MOE.

FinalCommentsRCCA_Nov2      Appendix A    Appendix B   Appendix C    Appendix D    Appendix E    Appendix F1    Appendix F2    Appendix F3    Appendix G    Appendix H    Appendix I    Appendix J    Appendix K    Appendix L    Appendix M    Appendix N    Appendix O

JOIN ME RECYCLE-MAN TO STOP LANDFILLS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send your comments to

Charlene.Cressman@ontario.ca

ONLY 13 DAYS LEFT TO COMMENT!!!!

November 2nd is fast approaching and so is the deadline for comment on the Environmental Assessment. So please let MOE know how you feel about a new landfill in your community. There is so much to comment on: Odour; Traffic; Groundwater contamination; Property value; Development conflicts and much more.

send comments to

Jeffrey Dea
Project Officer
Ministry of the Environment
Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch
2 St. Clair Avenue West, Floor 12A
Toronto, ON M4V 1L5
Tel: 416-314-7213/1-800-461-6290
Fax: 416-314-7774
E-mail: jeffrey.dea@ontario.ca

OTTAWA ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE COMES DOWN HARD ON LANDFILL

Durring the October16, 2012 Ottawa Environment Committee; comments and motions came down hard on the proposed Carp landfill expansion. The committee expressed concerns about odours, depressed property values, groundwater contamination and traffic amoung other issues such as site capacity and service area. It is clear from all these concerns that the site is not suitable for a landfill.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/10/16/ottawa-carp-road-landfill-plan-residents-city-opposed.html

http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/10/16/councillors-want-carp-dump-capacity-scaled-back

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/ottawa/Expanded+Carp+Road+landfill+should+smaller+limited+Ottawa/7371160/story.html