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Southwestern Landfill Environmental Assessment

Walker Environmental Southwestern Landfill Proposal

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July 8, 2021 Update

In July 2020, the government of Ontario passed Bill 197, The COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, which made significant changes to the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA). New landfill applications now require proponents to obtain support from all municipal councils within 3.5 kilometres from the proposed site. 

The Southwestern Landfill proposal would provide much needed landfill capacity not just for Oxford County, but also for the entire province of Ontario. Despite efforts in waste reduction and recycling, landfills continue to play an important role in how Ontario communities manage the waste they produce. Modern landfills are safe and a crucial part of the infrastructure necessary to protect public and environmental health.

On July 7, 2021, the Township of Zorra passed a resolution declining to support the Southwestern Landfill proposal. As a result, we are putting the Environmental Assessment on hold. We will be forthcoming with any new information as it comes available.


January 4, 2021 Update

Comments received on the Draft EA Report from the Joint Municipal Coordinating Committee Peer Review Team as well as Walker’s responses have been uploaded to our documents page. Click on the links below to review the documents.

Walker representatives continue to be available to answer questions about the Southwestern Landfill project and next steps in the Environmental Assessment process by email:, phone: 1-855-392-5537 and by virtual appointment.

How Do I...

get involved

We want to hear from you to create a Proposal that works for both the community and for our business and there are many ways to get involved.  

learn more

The Draft EA is a comprehensive report that documents the findings of the work completed since the Environmental Assessment Notice of Commencement May 11, 2016.

the team

We have a core group of employees who work on the Southwestern Landfill Proposal, and are able to engage the expertise of our colleagues. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.