The Town of Hanover and the Municipality of Brockton, Ontario can proceed with an environmental assessment to study a possible expansion of the Hanover landfill.
The environment minister has approved the municipalities’ terms of reference, the initial stage in the environmental assessment process to determine the potential natural, social and economic impacts of the proposed expansion.
During the environmental assessment process, the municipalities will undertake more than 10 studies to assess potential impacts to groundwater, including municipal and private wells and the Saugeen River. The proponents also intend to increase their waste diversion activities.
In 2005, the communities conducted a study to evaluate potential waste disposal alternatives and technologies for the next 20 years.
Local residents will have opportunities to comment on the proposed expansion throughout the EA process.