What can the community do now?

 

September 17, 2013 (Ottawa) – The Don’t Let Ottawa Go To Waste Campaign (DLOGTW) has planned a public meeting to discuss the Ontario Minister of the Environment’s recent approval of Waste Management’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for a new landfill on Carp Rd. Details of the meeting are:

 

Date:               Monday, September 23

Location:         Johnny Leroux Community Centre, (upstairs)

10 Warner-Colpitts Lane, Stittsville, ON

Time:               7 p.m.

 

The meeting is an opportunity for the community to discuss the decision and ask questions.

 

What does the approved EA mean for the community?

Where do we go from here?

What are the available options?

 

Volunteers from the Don’t Let Ottawa Go to Waste Campaign will make a very brief presentation and will also take questions. Invitations to attend the meeting have been extended to local MPPs, the Mayor and City Councilors.

 

In 2006, a Coalition of Citizen Groups was formed to oppose WM’s plans to expand the landfill. Risk of further groundwater contamination, landfill odour and proximity to thousands of residents make the site unsuitable and the Don’t Let Ottawa Go To Waste Campaign was launched to fight the new landfill. On Thursday, September 5th, the community and the City of Ottawa learned of the Minister’s decision to approve the EA through the media.  Information on the Coalition’s Don’t Let Ottawa Go to Waste (DLOGTW) campaign can be found on the web  at www.nodump.ca. Follow us on Facebook at NoDump.ca.

 

For more information contact:

Marilyn or David Jenkins

jenkinsdm1@rogers.com

613-836-5075