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‘Green’ landfill will fuel greenhouse operation


April 16, 2010
By The Canadian Press

April 16, 2010, Ottawa – A waste
disposal company wants to build a new “environmentally engineered
landfill’’ on
property west of Ottawa near its existing dump site (on Carp Road).
Energy created on the site would be
used in a greenhouse operation.



April 16, 2010, Ottawa – A waste
disposal company wants to build a new “environmentally engineered landfill’’ on
property west of Ottawa near its existing dump site (on Carp Road). Energy created on the site would be
used in a greenhouse operation.

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Waste Management says the new
facility, if approved, would focus on garbage diversion and would replace an
existing landfill at the rural site. The new facility would take up to 400,000
tonnes of waste per year for a decade.

Company official Ross Wallace says
the current landfill, which takes industrial and commercial garbage, only has
about 18 months left until it’s full. It currently takes between 25,000 and
30,000 tonnes of trash a year. Wallace says landfill gas will be converted into
renewable energy, to power greenhouses onsite, and 75 “green jobs’’ will be
created. However, it could take at many as three years for Waste Management to
receive all the approvals it needs to expand its operations.

(Ottawa Sun)


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