Cornwall Waste Disposal Site Service Area Expansion

Posted on Monday November 27, 2017
Cornwall

The City of Cornwall’s landfill (ECA# A480109) is approved by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to accept solid, non-hazardous waste generated within the boundaries of the City of Cornwall for disposal and Municipal Hazardous and Special Waste (MHSW) generated from the City of Cornwall, South Stormont, North Stormont, South Glengarry, and South Stormont. The location of the City of Cornwall Waste Disposal Site and its approved service area (area from which it can accept materials).

The City of Cornwall is proposing to accept waste from one new location that is outside the City of Cornwall’s Landfill’s current approved service area. The location and type of waste to be accepted is:

  • The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and its Three Territories (Curbside collected residential waste)

It is proposed to accepted materials from these new locations because:

  • Lowers cost- Cost for Cornwall to operate the landfill is lowered because of “economies of scale”. Tipping fees for the municipalities and organizations using the City of Cornwall Waste Disposal Site are lower than alternative disposal options.
  • Regional Coordination- Cornwall, South Stormont, Mohawk Akwesasne, and South Dundas, already work together on recycling programs. Accepting municipal solid waste from The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is a continuation of the regional approach to finding solutions for managing waste. Accepting curbside collected municipal waste from Mohawk Akwesasne will also provide a convenient location for the territories to dispose of their waste reducing their carbon footprint, trucking the waste to alterative disposal sites.

Increasing the service area of the City of Cornwall Waste Disposal Site will require the City to fulfill the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) by completing an Environmental Screening and to amend its Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) issued under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA). These requirements are described in Section 3.0.

Notice of Commencement:

Screening under the Ontario Environmental Screening Process for Waste Management Projects-

City of Cornwall Waste Disposal Site (ECA A480109).

The City of Cornwall is undertaking an Environmental Screening to amend the City of Cornwall’s Waste Disposal Site Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) to accept solid non-hazardous waste from a new jurisdiction located outside the current service area (see map at right). This screening is being completed under the Environmental Screening Process for Waste Management Projects under the Environmental Assessment Act O.Reg 101/07. The Environmental Screening process is used for routine projects (eg. to amend the service area). These types of screened projects have predictable and manageable environmental affects The City of Cornwall Waste Disposal Site is currently approved by the Ministry of Environmental and Climate Change (MOECC) to accept solid non-hazardous waste generated from the City of Cornwall, Municipal Hazardous and Special Waste (MHSW) generated from Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry at the MHSW depot located at the landfill for transfer to recycling/processing sites.

The City is proposing to accept waste from the jurisdiction, of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (from within their Three Territories).

The proposed changes will not change the landfill’s approved rate of fill (amount of waste the landfill can receive per year), the types of waste that can be accepted, the size or capacity of the landfill or engineering controls to protect the environment and mitigate nuisance impacts. Physical changes to the landfill are not required. The proposed changes are administrative in nature and reflect a request from the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne as part of MCA’s Environmental Commitment including greenhouse gas and carbon footprint reduction.

Draft Environmental Screening Background Document:

The background document outlines all of the relevant information and requirements as set out in the EA process in order for the City Waste Disposal Site to expand its service area to include Mohawk Akwesasne, and its three territories.

Please click attachment below to access the document.

Schedule of Events:

Screening Step

Anticipated Key Dates

Comment

Publish Notice of Commencement

November 2017

Formal Notification published in The Standard Freeholder and Seaway News

Identify problem or opportunity

November

Preliminary information provided in the document

Apply Screening Criteria

November

Describe Potential Environmental Effects

November

Consultation

December 2017

Individuals to contact City for questions/input, Open office hours on Wednesday December 6th 2017 from 1:00pm-5:00pm at 861 Second St. W Cornwall Ontario- 2nd Floor

Conduct Studies (if required)

December 2017

 

Develop Impact Management Measures

December 2017

 

Consultation

December 2017

Individuals to contact City if they have Questions/input, Open office hours on Monday December 18th 2017 from 7:30am-12:00pm at 861 Second St. W Cornwall Ontario- 2nd Floor

Assess If there are significant impacts

December

 

Conduct Additional Studies

December

 

Prepare Screening Report

December

 

Publish Notice of Completion (60 day review period)

January 2018

Formal Notification published in the Standard Freeholder and Seaway News

MOECC assesses any Requests for Elevation

January 2018-March 2018

 

 

Proponent Submits Statement of Completion to Ministry

March 2018

 

City of Cornwall begins accepting waste from the Council of Mohawk Akwesasne

April 1st, 2018

 


Notice of Consultation:

The City is offering the public an opportunity to learn more and provide comments on the project description, screening criteria, and descriptions of potential effects from this proposal.

Consultation can occur over the phone by calling 613-930-2787 ext. 2589, email by emailing dwatson@cornwall.ca with the subject line “Cornwall Waste Disposal Site Service Area Amendment” or in person at 861 Second Street West- 2nd Floor, on Wednesday December 6th 2017 from 1:00pm until 5:00pm and Monday December 18th from 7:30am-12:00pm.

Contact Us:

Members of the public, agencies, Aboriginal communities, and other interested persons are encouraged to actively participate in the environmental screening study. The Screening report, once prepared, will be made available for review and comment as well.

If you would like more information please contact:

Danielle Watson, Waste Management Supervisor
Phone: (613) 930-2787 ext. 2589
Email: dwatson@cornwall.ca

Mailing address is:

Waste Management, Environmental Services Division
861 Second Street West
P.O. Box 877
Cornwall, Ontario
K6H 5T9

 

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