Qadri dumps on landfill


Blair Edwards

April 21, 2010

The latest plan to build another landfill at Waste Management’s Carp Road site still stinks, said Stittsville Coun. Shad Qadri. Under the plan, the dump will take in 500,000 tonnes of industrial, institutional and commercial garbage per year, diverting 100,000 tonnes from the landfill through recycling and composting. “This day and age, given all the other technology available, they do not need a landfill,” said Qadri. “Landfilling to me is a 1930s solution of getting rid of our garbage.” Qadri said he likes part of the proposal calling for recycling and composting of roughly 10 per cent of the waste taken in and the creation of 75 green jobs. “Yet in the middle of it they are going to put a landfill,” he said. Qadri said he received 150 emails from residents opposed to the landfill last week….


In 2007, the company withdrew an application to build a landfill triple the size of its existing dump at the Carp Road site. West-end residents who opposed the plan complained of odours from the dump….


Residents opposed to the dump complain the site will attract hundreds of trucks and overwhelm Hwy. 417 and roads leading to the dump. Gilles Chasles, founder and chairperson of, estimates the new site will require more than 300 trucks per day to dump the trash. “The infrastructure right now can’t take this,” said Chasles. “It’s going to be a nightmare.”



The City of Ottawa does not need a dump to handle residential waste, said Qadri. The municipality plans to divert 60 per cent of all residential waste from the landfill through its recycling and composting programs.

Companies serving the industrial and commercial sector should strive for the same target, said Qadri. But industrial, commercial and institutional waste is regulated by the provincial government. “If the provincial government believes a 60 per cent target is achievable and the biggest component of waste is the ICI (institutional, commercial, industrial), therefore we must put in rules for ICI recycling,” said Qadri. In 2006, the City of Ottawa wrote a letter to the provincial government, urging it to create a policy setting a target for the recycling of commercial and industrial waste. “The province could make that demand,” said Qadri. The provincial government could require companies charge a high price for dumping trash in landfill. “We make landfilling the cheapest option of getting rid of garbage,” said Qadri. “In European countries it’s the most expensive option.”…..