New regulations requiring all large operating landfills to put in methane collection systems will significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions in Ontario. When these new rules are combined with the systems already in place, Ontario landfills will be reducing greenhouse gas emissions by over four million tonnes per year. That’s like taking 200,000 cars off the road every year. The new rules require operating landfills larger than 1.5 million cubic metres to have methane collection systems in place by 2010.
View the amending regulations at www.ebr.gov.on.ca(No. 010-3086).