West Carleton Environmental Centre (WCEC)


EA Compliance Monitoring Plan and Report – Accepted

Waste Management of Canada Corporation (WM) has submitted our Environmental Assessment (EA) Compliance Monitoring Plan (CMP) and Compliance Monitoring Report (CMR) for 2013 and 2014 to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) for the WCEC in keeping with Condition 4.0 of the Minister’s Notice of Approval (Approval) of the WCEC EA. Copies of these documents are provided for public information.

WCEC EA Compliance Monitoring Plan (CMP)
WCEC EA Compliance Monitoring Report (CMR) 2013/2014
MOECC CMP Acknowledgement Letter
MOECC CMR Acknowledgement Letter

Site Plan Control (SPC) Application - Approved

Waste Management of Canada Corporation (WM) has received approval of our SPC application for the WCEC from the City of Ottawa. In keeping with commitments made in the approved Environmental Assessment (EA), we are providing for information copies of the SPC approval report issued by the City of Ottawa and the supporting documents for the SPC application for the WCEC submitted by WM. These documents are below in PDF format.

WCEC Approval Report
Environmental Impact Statement
Cardboard Storage Building Floor Plan and Details
Building Plans
Drainage and Grading Plan North
Drainage and Grading Plan South
Site Plan – North
Site Plan – South
Site Servicing Plan – North
Site Servicing Plan – South
Landfill Road Sections 1
Landfill Road Sections 2
Erosion & Sediment Control Plan
Geotechnical Studies
Landscape Index Plan
Vegetation Removals & Woodlot Edge Management Plan
Landscape Plan L3 (Zone 1)
Landscape Plan L4 (Zone 2)
Landscape Plan L5 (Zone 2)
Landscape Plan L6 (Zone 3)
Landscape Plan L7 (Zone 4)
Landscape Plan L8 (Zone 5)
Landscape Plan L9 (Zone 5)
Planning Rationale
Road Modification Concept Plan
Stormwater Design Brief

Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) Application – Submitted

Waste Management of Canada Corporation(WM) has submitted our ECA application to the Ministry of Environment (MOE) for the WCEC.

In keeping with commitments made in the approved Environmental Assessment(EA), we are providing copies of ECA application documents for the WCEC for information. These documents are below in PDF format.

Waste ECA Reports

Letter to MOE
ECA Application
Development & Operations Report Vol 1
Development & Operations Report Vol 2

Environmental Monitoring Program Reports

Environmental Monitoring Plan, Groundwater, Surface Water, Leachate and Subsurface Gas
Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Program
Noise Monitoring Program

Best Management Practice Plan Reports

Groundwater Best Management Practices Plan
Best Management Practices Plan(Surface Water, Sediment & Erosion Control)
Biology Best Management Plan
Integrated Gull Management Plan
Best Management Practices Plan (Dust)
Best Management Practices Plan (Odour and LFG)
Best Management Practices Plan (Combustion By-Products)
Noise Best Management Practices Plan
Odour Enforcement Mechanism

Hydrogeologic and Surface Water Assessment Reports

Hydrogeologic Assessment Report
Surface Water Assessment Report

Air & Noise ECA Reports

Letter to MOE
ECA Application
Emission Summary & Dispersion Modelling Report
Acoustic Assessment Report

Permit To Take Water Reports

Application for Amendment to MOE Permit to Take Water (PTTW)


Zoning Bylaw (ZBL) Amendment Application - Approved

The City of Ottawa approved the ZBL amendment application by WM for the WCEC on July 9, 2014. The period during which the ZBL amendment approval could have been appealed to the Ontario Muncipal Board (OMB) has now passed. Therefore, the ZBL for the WCEC is now in force as of July 9, 2014.

WCEC Public Liaison Committee (PLC) - Formed

Waste Management of Canada Corporation (WM) is pleased to announce the formation of the West Carleton Environmental Centre Public Liaison Committee (WCEC PLC). The PLC is comprised of the Councilors of five west-end wards of the City of Ottawa, two representatives of WM, two representatives of the local business communities, and three representatives of the public. The members of the WCEC PLC are:

  • Eli El-Chantiry, Councilor Ward 5, City of Ottawa (Chair)
  • Shad Qadri, Councilor Ward 6, City of Ottawa
  • Allan Hubley, Councilor Ward 23, City of Ottawa
  • Scott Moffatt, Councilor Ward 21, City of Ottawa
  • Marianne Wilkinson, Councilor Ward 4, City of Ottawa
  • Ross Wallace, WM Representative
  • Wayne French, WM Representative
  • Greg Leblanc, Business Representative
  • Jana Makusova, Business Representative
  • Bob Hillary, Public Representative
  • Janet Mason, Public Representative
  • Lauren Ashe, Public Representative

The PLC will provide input and guidance to WM on matters pertaining to development and ongoing operation of the WCEC, including the proposed disposal and diversion facilities. Below is a copy of the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the WCEC PLC.

Click here for WCEC PLC TOR

Click here for WCEC PLC Minutes of Meeting from June 30, 2014.

Click here for WCEC PLC Minutes of Meeting from August 25, 2014.

Click here for WCEC PLC Minutes of Meeting from September 29, 2014.

Click here for WCEC PLC Minutes of Meeting from November 24, 2014.

Click here for WCEC PLC Minutes of Meeting from April 27, 2015.

Environmental Assessment (EA) Application - Approved

The Minister of the Environment approved the EA for the WCEC on September 5, 2013.

The EA approval contains numerous conditions and we will address each of these conditions as we move through the next phases of the approval process.

We will undertake the technical studies and work as set out in the EA decision related to Environmental Compliance Approvals (ECA) and other necessary municipal and provincial approvals.

We would like to thank all of the stakeholders for their participation and input throughout the EA process, including our neighbours, the community, City and provincial officials.

Click here to view the Ministry of the Environment Letter of Approval

Overview of WCEC Project

Welcome to the West Carleton Environmental Centre. Waste Management is proposing a new, integrated multi-purpose waste management facility to serve the City of Ottawa and the surrounding communities.

The West Carleton Environmental Centre will focus on waste diversion, diverting as much waste as possible away from disposal to reuse and recycling for purposes.  It will also include additional lands set aside for community recreational purposes and wildlife habitat as well as a state-of-the-art, environmentally engineered landfill for the disposal of residual waste while generating clean renewable energy.

Waste Management has a strong commitment to the City of Ottawa, its immediate neighbours and the surrounding communities.  This commitment extends beyond just meeting regulatory standards to being responsible environmental steward and engaged corporate citizen.