Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1746

Whitbourne Waste Recovery Facility

Proponent: Eastern Waste Management

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent proposes to construct and operate a waste recovery facility approximately 8.5 kilometres from the Town of Whitbourne, south of the Trans Canada Highway and northwest of Peak Pond. The new facility will be accessed through an existing gravel surface road which will require clearing and widening. The facility will be comprised of three components: a waste recovery facility, a composting facility and a maintenance building. The facility will serve communities and residents in the surrounding area. Construction is scheduled to commence in early summer of 2014.

  • February 18, 2014 - The undertaking was registered.
  • March 25, 2014 - Deadline for public comments.
  • April 4, 2014 - The minister’s decision is due.
  • May 14, 2014 - Environmental preview report required.
  • June 27, 2014 - The minister announced that the project is withdrawn.

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