Winnipeg residents invited to a public meeting
October 27, 2011, on the future of Brady Road Landfill
Released: 9:20 a.m.
NEWS @ A GLANCE:
Winnipeg residents are invited to a public meeting on the future of Brady Road Landfill on Thursday, October 27, 2011, at St. Norbert Community Centre, 3450 Pembina Highway, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (for more details, please read the full media release below)
WINNIPEG - October 20, 2011 - Winnipeg residents are invited to a public meeting on the future of Brady Road Landfill on Thursday, October 27, 2011, at St. Norbert Community Centre, 3450 Pembina Highway, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Darryl Drohomerski, Manager of the City's Solid Waste Services says, "With Council approval of the Garbage and Recycling Master Plan on October 19, 2011, the emphasis at Brady Landfill will shift from garbage burial to a facility that focuses on recycling, composting and reuse of materials."
Brady Road Landfill, the City's sole landfill since 1998, currently handles more than 400,000 tonnes of garbage each year about one third of which is organic waste. It emits greenhouse gases equal to the annual emissions from about 70,000 passenger vehicles and produces up to six tanker trucks of leachate every day for treatment (the harmful liquid produced by moisture filtering down through garbage). Current diversion programs at the landfill recycle more than 11,800 tonnes of material each year.
Brady Road Landfill has been operating under a permit since 1973. Provincial regulations have evolved and landfills in Manitoba are now required to be licensed. As part of the licensing process, the City prepared an environmental impact assessment.
A presentation at 7:00 p.m. will highlight:
current diversion programs at the landfill (e.g., composting, wood waste, metal, tires, appliances),
the technical findings of the environmental impact assessment,
future opportunities at the landfill (e.g., resource recovery centre, green research/business park, recreational area, wetlands), and
the next steps in the licensing process.
Residents that are interested but can't attend the meeting can find information and share their comments: