Note: The Barnet landfill site (831 Barnet Hwy) is indicated in yellow.
The Barnet Landfill received municipal waste from the 1950’s to 1982, at which time a partial closure of the site was undertaken. A recent assessment of the site suggests that some improvements to the landfill cover and drainage would better protect the environment. The City completed a Landfill Closure Plan in 2014 and applied for a federal/provincial grant in 2015. In July, a grant of $1.411 million was approved by the federal and provincial governments through the New Building Canada Fund.
Now that financing is secured, the City is able to move forward with proposed site improvements at the former Barnet Landfill. The site is zoned for industrial use, and the City is considering land use options. One suggestion is to construct a new Public Works Yard on the site. Also, there may be a small area for a light industrial park. The City has also looked at other options such as residential, which are not currently supported under the current zoning or regional growth strategy.
The Alfred Howe Greenway Trail also crosses a portion of the site and it has been proposed to upgrade the trail and perhaps make other greenspace improvements on the site. The City intends to review land use options over the next few months and then obtain public input and feedback on the options described above.
Last updated: 19/10/2016 9:17:45 AM