Frequently Asked Questions

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What's the need for this facility?

Our current facility is reaching its approved capacity. Waste Management has used the region’s population projections per capita, waste generation rates, proposed diversion objectives and disposal capacity to determine the projected future waste quantities generated by the Town of Greater Napanee and surrounding region. Based on our estimates, we have identified a need for disposal site within Eastern Ontario with an annualized solid waste intake of up to 400,000 tonnes per year for 20 years of non-hazardous industrial, commercial and residential waste.

What are Terms of Reference?

The Terms of Reference, once approved by the Minister of Environment, provides the framework for conducting and evaluating the Environmental Assessment. The first round of public consultations we are initiating relate, to the Terms of Reference.

What issues will the Environmental Assessment cover?

An Environmental Assessment of EA is a decision-making process used to promote good environmental planning by assessing the potential impacts of certain activities or projects on the environment before construction takes place. In Ontario, environmental impacts can include environmental, social, cultural or economic changes. The Terms of Reference specify the scope for the EA.

Will this new facility be accepting any waste from Toronto?

We will not be accepting residential waste from Toronto as they have purchased their own landfill.

How will this project differ from your previous proposal?

The Beechwood Road Environmental Centre will focus on waste diversion, diverting as much waste as possible away from disposal to reuse and recycling purposes. It will also include additional lands set aside for community recreational purposes and wildlife habitat as well as a state-of-the-art, environmentally engineered landfill for disposal of residual waste while generating clean renewable energy.