Halifax city staff appear to be holding off on the proposal of adding a sorting facility and garbage campus to the local Otter Lake Landfill for five years, choosing instead to move ahead with a proposal to increase the height of the landfill by some 15 metres.
The city staff report says the 15-metre height increase could save Halifax as much as $85 million, with the bonus of extending the life of the landfill beyond its 2024 close date.
Others have expressed concerns about increased odours resulting from the new height at the 190-acre facility.
Also on the table is a city proposal to allow the export of commercial and institutional waste to facilities outside Halifax. It appears that this proposal is headed for a public hearing for more input.