In 2016, the City of London received approval from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) to accept waste from five locations that were outside of the W12A Landfill’s approved service area. These locations and the types of waste to be accepted are:
- Lake Huron water treatment plant (water treatment plant process residuals),
- Elgin Area water treatment plant (water treatment plant process residuals),
- TRY Recycling’s Clarke Road facility (construction and demolition (C&D) recycling process residuals and residential garbage),
- Thames Centre (curbside collected municipal waste without shipping a corresponding amount of waste to Thames Centre), and
- Elgin County (Municipal Hazardous and Special Waste (MHSW)).
* see a list of Frequently Asked Questions below for further detail.
Previously, the W12A Landfill Site was approved by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) to accept solid, non-hazardous waste generated within the boundaries of the City of London for disposal, and Municipal Hazardous and Special Waste (MHSW) generated from London and Middlesex County at the Household Special Waste (HSW) Depot located at the W12A Landfill Site for transfer to appropriate recycling / processing sites. The W12A Landfill was also approved to accept residential waste from Thames Centre in the winter months when their landfill is closed, provided a corresponding amount of waste from London is shipped to Thames Centre in the summer months when their landfill is open.
Changing the W12A Landfill's service area required approval under the Environmental Assessment Act (by undertaking an Environmental Screening Process) and the Environmental Protection Act (by amending the Landfill's Environmental Compliance Approval). This webpage provides information about the City's Environmental Screening Process.
Schedule for Environmental Screening Process
- Publish Notice of Commencement
- Identify problem or opportunity (see background document)
- Apply screening criteria (see background document)
- Describe potential environmental effects (see background document)
- Develop impact management measures
- Consultation (October 15 Open House)
- Assess if significant impacts exist
- Prepare Environmental Screening Report
November / December (60 day review period)
- Publish Notice of Completion (November 12, 2015)
- MOECC assesses any Requests for Elevation (60 day period)
- End of 60 Day Review Period: January 11, 2016 - no elevation requests received
- Submission of Statement of Completion: February 2016