Walker Environmental is proposing a modern, engineered landfill in the Township of Zorra, Oxford County, Ontario. If approved, the Southwestern Landfill would accept solid, non-hazardous waste generated in the Province of Ontario. The proposal is considering a site that would accept up to 850,000 tonnes of waste per year (plus daily cover), a total of approximately 17 million tonnes over a 20 year operating period.
In addition to waste, daily cover would be accepted and used at the site. Daily cover is typically soil that is used to cover the waste each day. Daily cover prevents negative impacts like odours and bird nuisance, and provides safe management of impacted soil that is non-hazardous.
The proposed location for the landfill is on the lands owned by Carmeuse Lime (Canada), 374681 37th Line (Oxford County Road 6) in the Township of Zorra. Walker Environmental is proposing to build the landfill on a part of the property that has already been mined for aggregate resources, which is a re-use of industrial land. Walker has over 30 years of experience safely landfilling waste in mined quarries in Ontario.
In addition to the landfill area, there is other infrastructure needed to support operations and environmental protections, including (but not limited to):