Further Update on the Proposed Waste Management Facility in Dresden

On March 26, 2024, Chatham-Kent received notice from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks regarding a posting to the Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO). The Government of Ontario is now considering making a Regulation under the Environmental Assessment Act to designate the landfill and waste processing facility proposed by York1 Environmental Waste Solutions Ltd. as a project subject to a comprehensive environmental assessment. The latest correspondence from the Ministry can be found here: https://www.letstalkchatham-kent.ca/42320/widgets/176727/documents/126810

This project proposed by York1 was initially posted to the ERO as two separate proposals to amend existing Environmental Compliance Approvals for a landfill and waste processing facility at the same property. On February 26, 2024 Council requested that Mayor Canniff author a letter to the Minster of Environment, Conservation and Parks outlining community concerns and Council’s opposition to the proposed waste management facility. Also, as directed by Council, Chatham-Kent submitted comments to the Ministry on March 15, 2024 regarding the waste processing facility, which can be found here: https://www.letstalkchatham-kent.ca/42320/widgets/176727/documents/125883

The Municipality is currently working on a second submission in response to the landfill proposal ERO posting, which will be submitted prior to the April 11, 2024 deadline and will be made available to the public when completed. In addition, the Municipality will also be commenting on this latest ERO positing prior to the May 10, 2024 deadline.

“To reiterate, I would once again like to make it clear that I stand with the people of Dresden, with the people of Chatham-Kent, and with our neighbours in the County of Lambton,” said Mayor Darrin Canniff. “I encourage everyone to submit comments to the latest ERO posting prior to the May 10, 2024 deadline.” 

The latest ERO posting can be found here: https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-8417


Media Contact:

Eric Labadie
Manager, Corporate Communications
Municipality of Chatham-Kent