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Environmental Assessment to Secure Additional Solid Waste Disposal Capacity within the County of Brant

View of Biggars Lane Landfill from the road

The Need

Based on current waste generation projections, it is predicted that the Biggars Lane Landfill site (the County's only operating waste disposal facility) will reach capacity by 2021. As the County plans for the future, it is looking to ensure that its solid waste disposal needs will be met until the end of 2050.

Project Public Notices

Previous Studies

Solid Waste Disposal Future Needs Study

The County undertook a Solid Waste Disposal Future Needs Study in 2010 to identify solid waste disposal options that would enable the County to dispose of solid waste generated within the County  after the Biggars Lane Landfill reached its currently approved capacity. The study examined various alternatives and concluded that the preferred alterative to address future solid waste disposal needs through 2050 was to develop new disposal capacity at the Biggars Lane Landfill site property.

Solid Waste Future Needs Study - Executive Summary

Solid Waste Future Needs Study (Body Only)

The Project

In mid-2012 the County commenced an Environmental Assessment (EA) to explore alternative ways to expand the Biggars Lane Landfill site.

Terms of Reference

The first step in the project was to prepare and submit a Terms of Reference (ToR) for the EA. The ToR identifies the process the County will follow to undertake the EA under the Environmental Assessment Act. The County received approval of the ToR from the Minister of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) in May 2015.

Proposed Terms of Reference for an Individual Environmental Assessment to Secure Addition Landfill Disposal Capacity, dated March 4, 2014

Ministers Approval of Terms of Reference, dated May 15, 2015

Environmental Assessment

In August 2015 the County commenced the work to fulfill the requirements of the approved ToR, which will result in the preparation and submission of an EA Study to the Ontario MOECC for approval. The EA Study  will examine alternative methods to expand the Biggars Lane Landfill, identify the preferred alternative and determine the net environmental effects of the expansion.

The EA Study is anticipated to be completed by 2019.

Individual Assessment Studies

(Studies will be added to this section as they are completed.)

Public Consultation

Consultation during the development the EA Study involves a variety of activities. Consultation will take place at a minimum during Project milestones and will include at a minimum:

  • Public Notices in the local newspapers and on County website
  • Public Information Centres - (To date, 3 Public Information Centres have been held, information presented can be viewed on the Project Public Notices page.)
  • PIC #1 and #2 were held during the preparation of the Terms of Reference. Information presented can be found in the 2014 Terms of Reference document noted above.
  • PIC #3 was held in March 2016 to present the proposed landfill expansion alternative methods, scope of the individual assessment studies and the proposed evaluation criteria. 
  • PIC #4 is anticipated to be held in the Spring of 2018 to present the findings of the individual assessment studies, evaluation of the 4 landfill expansion alternatives and the preliminary preferred landfill expansion alternative.
  • Mailings to members on the Communications List
  • Information posted on the Project webpage

The local community, neighbouring municipalities, Indigenous communities, Government Agencies and other interested parties are invited to become involved throughout the Project. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the Public Information Centres and complete a comment form. People can also ask to be added to the Project Communications List, and have information about the Project (i.e. Notices) sent directly to them.

Biggars Lane Landfill in the County of Brant

Aerial map highlighting location of Biggars Lane Landfill within the County of Brant

For additional information please contact:

James R. Hollingsworth, P.Eng.

RJ Burnside & Associates Limited

1465 Pickering Parkway, Suite 200

Pickering, ON  L1V 7G7

Telephone: (800)265-9662



Matthew D'Hondt, C.E.T.

Corporation of the County of Brant

26 Park Avenue, P.O. Box 160

Burford, ON  N0E 1A0

Telephone: (519) 449-2451

Fax: (519) 449-3382




County Contacts

26 Park Avenue, Burford, ON N0E 1A0
Phone: 519-449-2451
Toll Free: 1-888-250-2295
Fax: 519-449-2454
Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 160
Burford, ON
N0E 1A0

Property Tax
26 Park Avenue, Burford, ON N0E 1A0
Phone: 519-449-2451
Toll Free: 1-888-250-2295
Fax: 519-449-1380
Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 249
Burford, ON
N0E 1A0