A New, Environmentally Engineered Landfill


The West Carleton Environmental Centre will include a new, state-of-the-art, environmentally engineered landfill that will receive materials that cannot be diverted towards re-use, recovery or recycling.

The new landfill will be constructed on a brand new site using the latest technology and processes to ensure the highest available standards of safety and efficiency. This will include a liner system, leachate collection and monitoring system to continuously protect ground and surface water. A gas collection system to capture the landfill gas will also be included.

The new landfill will be lower in height than the current landfill and will have limited visual impact on surrounding areas and local residents.

Clean, Renewable Energy from Landfill Gas


The facility will also include a state-of-the-art landfill gas to energy facility that will collect landfill gas and convert it into clean, renewable energy. The facility will be able to generate enough electricity to power 6000 homes or generate heat for green houses that potentially could be built on site.

Landfill gas is created naturally through the decomposition of waste in landfills. Like wind and solar power, landfill gas is a natural resource that can be harnessed to produce clean energy. It is a readily available, renewable, reliable, and economical form of energy that reduces our use of fossil fuels and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

There will also be an area that will be reserved for a renewable energy pilot project. Wind turbines or solar panels could be installed to generate green energy to reduce the use of fossil fuels and can offset greenhouse gas emissions.