Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1018

Cochrane Pond Poultry Compost Operation

Proponent: Mitchell Farms Inc.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

  • The proponent plans to develop a composting operation near Cochrane Pond in the St. John's Agricultural Development Area to assist in the disposing of chicken broiler manure from the former Integrated Poultry Limited (IPL) facility. Approximately 6 acres of land will be required for the composting part of the operation, and another 75 acres of drained peat bog will be required for the production of compost. The composting method will be by windrows which consists of long rows ranging in size up to 2.75 metres high and 6 metres in width. Approximately 200 to 500 truck loads of broiler manure is planned to be utilized per year which will be incorporated with peat harvested by being drained, rotovated and extracted in layers by vacuum technology.
  • April 25, 2002 - The undertaking was registered.
  • May 30, 2002 - Public comments were due.
  • July 26, 2002 - The Minister releases the project from the environmental assessment process.

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