Residents in Russell Township and Ottawa's Cumberland ward have been fighting a proposal to build a waste facility in the area since 2010. Taggart Miller originally proposed a site on Russell Road, but in 2012 switched to one at Boundary and Divine roads. (CBC)
Ontario's environment minister will soon have to make a decision on a plan to build a major waste facility on Ottawa's eastern edge at Boundary Road and Highway 417.
The project by Taggart Miller Environmental Services has been wending its way through stages of its environmental assessment since 2010, attracting opposition from residents and city councillors along the way.
Today is the last day that Minister of Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray will accept comments on the project, which would cater to the non-residential sectors — industry, hospitals, schools, offices and construction projects — that are responsible for the majority of waste generated in Ottawa.