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Proposed Future Development of the EOWHF

GFL Environmental Inc., the owner and operator of the existing Eastern Ontario Waste Handling Facility (EOWHF) in Moose Creek, Ontario, has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) seeking approval for the future development of the EOWHF. The proposed future development will involve the construction of approximately 15.1 million cubic metres of additional landfill disposal capacity over a 20-year planning period.

GFL has determined that there is a long-term need for the EOWHF to continue providing disposal capacity. By developing the additional disposal capacity, GFL will be able to continue providing customers with economical waste diversion and green bin organic composting services into the future. The EOWHF is also a major employer and financial contributor to the local community, and the development of additional disposal capacity will allow GFL to maintain this type of economic support. No changes to the approved fill rates or site access routes are proposed.

The EOWHF is located within the Township of North Stormont, approximately five kilometres north-northwest of the village of Moose Creek, Ontario, and five kilometres east of the village of Casselman, Ontario. The proposed future development will be on land currently owned by GFL.

As required under Section 6.2(1) of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act and according to the Terms of Reference approved by the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks on January 14, 2021, GFL has submitted its EA to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) for review and approval.

The GFL EOWHF Future Development EA Study Report will be available for public for review and comment from  June 16, 2023 until August 4, 2023. 

A copy of the EA Study Report and Supporting Documents can be reviewed by using the links provided below under “Documents”. A hard copy of the EA Study Report may also be reviewed during normal business hours at the following locations.

Anyone wishing to provide comments on the EA must submit their comments in writing by mail, email and/or fax to the MECP Project Officer by August 4, 2023 at the following address:

Jordan Hughes, Project Officer
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Environmental Assessment Services, Environmental Assesment Branch
135 St. Clair Ave. W., 1st Floor
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1P5
Fax: 416-314-8452
Email: [email protected]

A copy of all comments will be forwarded to GFL for Consideration. If you have any questions or need further information about this project, please  contact:

Mr. Greg van Loenen, Environmental Compliance Officer
GFL Environmental Inc.
17125 Laflèche Road, Moose Creek, Ontario K0C 1W0
Telephone: 613.538.2776 ext. 2223
Fax: 613.538.2779
Email: [email protected]

Notice of Submission of Environmental Assessment Study Report / Avis de soumission du Rapport d’étude d’évaluation environnementale, June 16, 2023

 EA Study Report – June 16, 2023

Supporting Document 1 – Existing Conditions Reports

Supporting Document 2 – Conceptual Design Report

Supporting Document 3 – Net Effects Assessment Reports

Supporting Document 4 – Record of Consultation and Engagement

Notice of Commencement of Environmental Assessment – September 23, 2021

A copy of the Notice of Commencement for the EA was published on September 23, 2021 and is available here:

Terms of Reference – Approved January 14, 2021

Following review of the terms of reference by members of the public, agencies, indigenous communities, and other interested persons, the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks approved the Terms of Reference on January 14, 2021. A copy of the Minister’s letter and the Notice of Approval are available at the following links:

A copy of the ToR and supporting documentation are available at the following links: