THE EA IS APPROVED. WHAT NOW?

Posted by rcca September 17th, 2013

PUBLIC MEETING ON APPROVAL OF CARP RD. DUMP

What can the community do now?

The Don’t Let Ottawa Go To Waste Campaign (DLOGTW) has planned a public meeting to discuss the Ontario Minister of the Environment’s recent approval of Waste Management’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for a new landfill on Carp Rd. Details of the meeting are:

Date:               Monday, September 23

Location:      Johnny Leroux Community Centre, (upstairs), 10 Warner-Colpitts Lane, Stittsville, ON

Time:              7 p.m.

The meeting is an opportunity for the community to discuss the decision and ask questions.

  • What does the approved EA mean for the community?
  • Where do we go from here?
  • What are the available options?

Volunteers from the Don’t Let Ottawa Go to Waste Campaign will make a very brief presentation and will also take questions. Invitations to attend the meeting have been extended to local MPPs, the Mayor and City Councilors.

In 2006, a Coalition of Citizen Groups was formed to oppose WM’s plans to expand the landfill. Risk of further groundwater contamination, landfill odour and proximity to thousands of residents make the site unsuitable and the Don’t Let Ottawa Go To Waste Campaign was launched to fight the new landfill. On Thursday, September 5th, the community and the City of Ottawa learned of the Minister’s decision to approve the EA through the media.  Information on the Coalition’s Don’t Let Ottawa Go to Waste (DLOGTW) campaign can be found on the web at www.nodump.ca. Follow us on Facebook at NoDump.ca.

 

Decision on Carp Rd. Mega Dump Still Pending

Posted by rcca June 24th, 2013

Public comment on the MOE review of the final EA for an expanded landfill on Carp Rd. ended April 2, 2013. From then, the Ontario Minister of the Environment, Jim Bradley had 13 weeks or more to review the EA and make a decision.

It is still not too late to email the Minister at minister.moe@ontario.ca and tell him one more time that you don’t want a new landfill in our community. And get all your friends, family and neighbours to sign the petition and email the Minister.

We’ve also started an online petition “Ontario Provincial Government: Say NO to the expansion of the Carp Rd. Landfill in Ottawa, Canada” and need your help to get it off the ground.mPlease take 30 seconds to sign it right now. Here’s the link:

http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/ontario-provincial-government-say-no-to-the-expansion-of-the-carp-rd-landfill-in-ottawa-canada

You can sign the petition by clicking here.

THE BIG DUMP – Property Value Protection

Posted by rcca March 26th, 2012

Is Your Home “In” or “Out”?

Waste Management wants to expand its dump on Carp Rd.

Will your home be 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.

There are a few problems with what Waste Management has proposed!

  • Past experience has demonstrated that odour from a new landfill will travel far beyond 500 metres and be a nuisance and trespass to thousands of nearby homeowners.
  • In 2007 odours from the landfill were reported from as far as 8 kilometers from the dump.
  • Truck traffic can impact road congestion for several kilometers around a landfill.
  • The active landfill will be visible from many locations including Kanata some 5 kilometers away.
  • Groundwater contamination from the existing landfill on Carp Rd. has been found as far as 500 plus meters from the site and in some places the outer limit of the contamination plume has not been defined.
  • Research indicates a mega dump will negatively impact property values well beyond 500 meters.
  • Per WMs Terms of Reference for the Environment Assessment, WM committed to consulting with the community to develop a Property Value Protection plan during the Environmental Assessment process. This has not happened.

On January 25th, Waste Management held a technical session on PVP.  The majority who attended were soundly disappointed with the skewed information that was presented and the lack of meaningful commitment from the company to come through on its promise to develop a meaningful PVP.

At that session WM committed to holding another session on PVP but to date none has been planned.

If you are as upset as we are about WM’s lack of commitment to PVP, let the Ontario Minister of the Environment know that WM is not fulfilling its obligations per the Terms of Reference for the proposed expansion of the dump on Carp Rd. You deserve to know NOW if your property is “in” or “out” of WMs PVPP.

PVP – ARE YOU IN OR OUT?

PVP – Distance Map 1

PVP – Distance Map 2

PVP Do landfills impact property values?

Write to:

The Honourable Jim Bradley
Minister of the Environment
77 Wellesley Street West
11th Floor, Ferguson Block
Toronto ON
M7A 2T5

minister.moe@ontario.ca

 

 

THE BIG DUMP – Unfair Sewar Rates, DRAFT EA Issued; Open House #5

Posted by rcca March 5th, 2012

WM should pay its fair share for use of City sewars!  AND, any new landfill should NOT rely on city infrastructure as a cheap and easy solution for the disposal of contaminated wastewater!  Read our press release to find out more… DLOGTW_SewerRates_FINAL_05Mar12_

On Friday, March 2, 2012, Waste Management issued its Draft Environmental Assessment for a proposed expansion of the Carp Rd. Landfill.  Stakeholders have 7 weeks beginning the week of March 5, 2012 and ending on April 27, 2012, to provide comment.  The Draft EA can be found at the WM site: http://wcec.wm.com/resources

Meanwhile, WM has scheduled its 5th round of open houses:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 – West Carleton Meeting Centre – 4 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 – Brookstreet Hotel – 4 – 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 8, 2012 – Stittsville & District Community Centre – 4 – 8 p.m.

The battle continues…..

THE BIG DUMP – The True Cost of Landfills

Posted by rcca January 23rd, 2012

More research into why landfills are not as “cost effective” as the industry would claim.  The bottom line: the environment, communities, municipalities and taxpayers end up paying the downstream cost associated with dumps.

Landfill Costs – A Research Paper

THE BIG DUMP – How do Landfills Impact Property Values?

Posted by rcca January 19th, 2012

Worried about how a proposed new landfill on Carp Rd. might affect your property value?  Read the attached report to learn more….

Do landfills impact property values?

Have questions and concerns? Attend an upcoming Technical Session on Property Value   – organized by Waste Management in response to requests from the community for a session on how the intend to protect the property value of nearby residents & businesses.

Property Value Technical Session

WHEN: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: West Carleton Meeting Center located at 2075 Richardson Side Road.

Waste Management has provided notification of this Technical Session on the project website ( http://wcec.wm.com ).

Should you wish to attend this session, please contact Cathy Smithe at Waste Management at the email address/number below to register.

Note It is an open session so even if you don’t register you are most welcome to attend.

Cathy Smithe, Community Relations Manager

Waste Management

254 Westbrook Road, Carp, Ontario, K0A 1L0

Fax: (613) 831-2849

E-mail: csmithe@wm.com

THE BIG DUMP – How will your property’s value be affected?

Posted by rcca January 12th, 2012

If you are interested in knowing how a  new mega landfill might impact your property value and how to protect your investment, we encourage you to attend an upcoming technical session on Property Value Protection as part of Waste Managements (WM) Environmental Assessment for a proposed new landfill on Carp Rd. This session is intended to give nearby members of the community an opportunity to have their questions answered. Please pass this on to any neighbours and friends who might be interested in attending or offering questions and feedback. Details of the session, as provided by WM, are below:

Property Value Technical Session

As requested by the community, we will hold a Property Value Technical Session on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the West Carleton Meeting Center located at 2075 Richardson Side Road.  Waste Management has provided notification of this Technical Session on the project website ( http://wcec.wm.com ).

Should you wish to attend this session, please contact Cathy Smithe at the email address/number below to register. Note It is an open session so even if you don’t register you are most welcome to attend.

 

Cathy Smithe

Community Relations Manager

Waste Management

254 Westbrook Road

Carp, Ontario, K0A 1L0

Fax: (613) 831-2849

E-mail: csmithe@wm.com

 

 

THE BIG DUMP – Dear Jack MacLaren – there is no such thing as a temporary landfill!

Posted by rcca October 10th, 2011

Nodump.ca, a member of the Coalition of Citizen Groups opposed to a new landfill on Carp Rd., has never and will never support a new landfill on Carp Rd. as a dumping site for Ontario industrial, commercial and institutional waste.

In a recent debate on Rogers Television, Progressive Conservative candidate for the riding of Carleton Mississippi Mills, Jack MacLaren, stated that the “nodump people” were accepting of his concept to build a new landfill as a “temporary” measure and then work towards incineration for garbage.  Maclaren went on to suggest that when the incineration technology is ready, “we can dig up the landfill and incinerate the contents.”

This is NOT the position of nodump.ca. There is nothing more permanent than a mega-dump and the inevitable related contamination.

“nodump.ca does not support a new dump on Carp Rd. for any reason,” says Harold Moore a Coalition volunteer with nodump.ca. “The idea of building a landfill now and digging it up later to burn in an incinerator doesn’t make sense and is likely not even possible. The smell alone would be a serious deterrent to even considering doing what Jack is suggesting.  Jack’s comments demonstrate his lack of understanding of the issue and the options available.”

The Coalition supports the 4 Rs concept to handle Ontario waste.

  1. REDUCE: Manufactures must be encouraged to reduce the amount of materials they use in production, packaging and marketing their products. The less we put into the waste stream the less has to be handled.
  2. REUSE: If materials can be removed from the waste stream and reused over and over then minimal effort and energy is required to handle them. One of the best examples is beer bottles and grocery bags. This concept can and should be encouraged for other products like wine bottles etc.
  3. RECYCLE: Products that can’t be reused for their original use but have inherent value must be removed from the waste stream and processed for recycling into alternate materials and products. Examples of this are paper, organics, and aluminum.
  4. RECOVERY: Materials that don’t offer inherent value for recycling into new materials and products have an energy value that can be recovered through modern, clean and efficient energy from waste technologies.

In jurisdictions where the 4Rs have been implemented, the amount of waste heading to landfill is small, often less than 10 percent of the total waste collected. Presently, Ontario sends about 85 percent of ICI waste to landfill, much of which should and could be diverted and/or recycled.

The Rogers TV debate can be viewed at: http://www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?lid=237&rid=4&gid=85233. The topic of the Carp Road Landfill expansion starts at about 29:10.

 

THE BIG DUMP – Dear Jack: There is NO SUCH THING as a TEMPORARY LANDFILL

Posted by rcca October 5th, 2011

Nodump.ca, a member of the Coalition of Citizen Groups opposed to a new landfill on Carp Rd., has never and will never support a new landfill on Carp Rd. as a dumping site for Ontario industrial, commercial and institutional waste.

In a recent debate on Rogers Television, Progressive Conservative candidate for the riding of Carleton Mississippi Mills, Jack Maclaren, stated that the “nodump people” were accepting of his concept to build a new landfill as a “temporary” measure and then work towards incineration for garbage.  Maclaren went on to suggest that when the incineration technology is ready, “we can dig up the landfill and incinerate the contents.”

This is NOT the position of nodump.ca. There is nothing more permanent than a mega-dump and the inevitable related contamination.

“nodump.ca does not support a new dump on Carp Rd. for any reason,” says Harold Moore a Coalition volunteer with nodump.ca. “The idea of building a landfill now and digging it up later to burn in an incinerator doesn’t make sense and is likely not even possible. The smell alone would be a serious deterrent to even considering doing what Jack is suggesting.  Jack’s comments demonstrate his lack of understanding of the issue and the options available.”

The Coalition supports the 4 Rs concept to handle Ontario waste.

  1. REDUCE: Manufactures must be encouraged to reduce the amount of materials they use in production, packaging and marketing their products. The less we put into the waste stream the less has to be handled.
  2. REUSE: If materials can be removed from the waste stream and reused over and over then minimal effort and energy is required to handle them. One of the best examples is beer bottles and grocery bags. This concept can and should be encouraged for other products like wine bottles etc.
  3. RECYCLE: Products that can’t be reused for their original use but have inherent value must be removed from the waste stream and processed for recycling into alternate materials and products. Examples of this are paper, organics, and aluminum.
  4. RECOVERY: Materials that don’t offer inherent value for recycling into new materials and products have an energy value that can be recovered through modern, clean and efficient energy from waste technologies.

In jurisdictions where the 4Rs have been implemented, the amount of waste heading to landfill is small, often less than 10 percent of the total waste collected. Presently, Ontario sends about 85 percent of ICI waste to landfill, much of which should and could be diverted and/or recycled.

In January 2011, Waste Management (WM) began an environmental assessment process to seek approval for a proposed new 6.5 million cubic meter landfill on Carp Rd. To date, WM has completed Phase II of a proposed four phase environmental assessment process.  Phase III is expected to continue this fall.

The Rogers TV debate can be viewed at: http://www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?lid=237&rid=4&gid=85233. The topic of the Carp Road Landfill expansion starts at about 29:10.

THE BIG DUMP – Public Meeting on Ground and Surface Water Contamination

Posted by rcca September 23rd, 2011

Ground and Surface Water Contamination and the Landfill on Carp Rd.

What you didn’t learn at the Waste Management open houses

A Public Information Session Organized

by the Coalition of Citizen Groups Opposed to a New landfill in Our Community

When Sunday, September 25th 7 – 9 p.m.

Where Goulbourn Recreation Complex – Hall A

1500 Shea Rd., Stittsville, ON

Registration is not required.

Learn the extent of existing contamination and the potential for future contamination. The evening will include a presentation on local geology and implications for groundwater by Chris Rancourt, an independent hydrogeologist with XCG Consultants Ltd.

Time will be given for Q&A on the groundwater contamination and the environmental implications as well as a review of the proposal for a new landfill.

For more information on the public information session as well as the Don’t Let Ottawa Go to Waste campaign visit www.richardsoncorridor.org

In January 2011, Waste Management (WM) began an environmental assessment process to seek approval for a proposed new 6.5 million cubic meter landfill on Carp Rd. To date, WM has completed Phase II of a proposed four phase environmental assessment process.  Phase III is expected to continue this fall.

Between Earth and its atmosphere, the amount of water remains constant; there is never a drop more, never a drop less.

Download our information flyer on this important public meeting 25Sept11_Poster_13Sep11_

Download our DLOGTW brochure No Dump Brochure – Sept 8