Waste from planes bringing tourists to Hamilton from Caribbean travel destinations will continue going to Thorold even though the Glanbrook landfill site is 40 kilometres closer to the Hamilton airport. Hamilton councilors have declined to ask the province to let the Glanbrook landfill accept international flight waste.
Area farmers threatened to blockade local roads if the site was opened to the garbage. The airport is disappointed, as they hoped to save money hauling the material a shorter distance.
Waste from international flights was burned at Hamilton’s SWARU incinerator until it closed three years ago. Toronto’s Pearson International Airport sends its garbage for burning at the Peel Region incinerator.