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The City of Cornwall (the City) has initiated a Master Planning process in accordance with Approach 2 of the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to develop a Management of Biosolids, Organics and Septage Master Plan.

How will this affect me?

The Master Plan study is assessing various options to improve the management of two key waste streams currently handled at the municipal landfill: wastewater biosolids and hauled septage. This study is also reviewing options for managing the material from the City’s organics collection program, set to begin in January 2025. The City strives towards a waste free Ontario and circular economy, and to maximize the remaining available capacity in the City’s existing landfill. Public and agency consultation is a key part of the Master Planning process. Based on your input, the Master Plan study will identify preferred solution(s) that will benefit the community over the short, mid, and long terms.

How do I get more information?

A Public Information Centre will be held in October/November 2023 prior to confirming the preferred solution(s). In the meantime, the study team will be reviewing background information and determining alternative solutions. You can contact a member of the study team listed below with any questions or to provide input on the Master Plan study. Updates will also be provided throughout the Master Plan study on the City’s website.

Andrew Smale, P.Eng.

Project Manager

GHD Limited

179 Colonnade Road South, Suite 400

Ottawa, ON K2E 7J4


Stephen Romano, M.Eng., P.Eng.

Manager, Environmental Services

City of Cornwall

861 Second St. W

Cornwall, ON K6J


This study is being conducted according to the requirements of Approach 2 of a Master Plan under the Ontario Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process (October 2000, as amended in March 2023).

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