Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1712

Western Newfoundland Local Waste Management and Public Drop-Off Facilities

Proponent: Western Newfoundland Waste Management Authority

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proposal is to develop six local waste management facilities (LWMF) and three public waste drop-off locations to service communities located in the western region of Newfoundland. Each LWMF will consist of an access road, automated weigh scales, enclosed loading area, construction and demolition waste and bulk waste storage area, household hazardous waste area, white goods and metals storage area and an open windrow composting area. LWMF’s will be located near Rocky Harbour, White Bay South, Wild Cove, Port Aux Basques, St. George’s and Burgeo. Location alternatives are proposed for the Burgeo site. Each public drop-off facility will consist of an access road, weigh scales, enclosed loading area, construction and demolition waste storage area, household hazardous waste storage area and a white goods and metals storage area. Public drop-off facilities are proposed near Portland Creek, in the Port au Port area and in Bonne Bay South. Location alternatives are proposed for Port au Port and Bonne Bay South.

The Corner Brook LWMF at Wild Cove will serve as the regional landfill for construction and demolition waste only. Other waste will be stored at the various locations until it is transported and disposed of at the Central Regional Waste Management Facility in Norris Arm. Household organics, separated at the source, will be composted at the LWMF’s. Construction of the project is scheduled to begin September, 2014.

  • June 25, 2013 - The undertaking was registered.
  • July 30, 2013 - Deadline for public comments.
  • August 9, 2013 - The minister’s decision is due.
  • August 29, 2013 - The minister has announced that the project is released.

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