16, 2014 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to attend one of two public information sessions being held in the coming days regarding proposed operational changes at the former Sackville Landfill Leachate Treatment Plant.
Current practice is for organics wastewater from the municipality’s two centralized compost facilities (Burnside and Goodwood) to be collected and transported out of province for treatment. The proposal being presented to residents is to treat organics wastewater from these facilities at the Sackville Landfill Leachate Treatment Plant, which is operating well under capacity.
Environmental and fiscal sustainability is central to the proposal. The change in operations would continue to ensure the water quality of outflow from the facility remains within guidelines set by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) and adheres to provincial requirements, as well as generate savings in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Please note that the old landfill site in Sackville is not being reopened.
The public meetings will be held as follows:
Thursday, Sept. 18, 6 – 9 p.m.
Springfield Lake Recreation Centre, 266 Lakeview Avenue, Sackville
Monday, Sept. 22, 6 – 9 p.m.
Wallace Lucas Community Centre, 596 Lucasville Road, Lucasville
All Halifax residents are invited to attend. For more information on this proposal, visit www.halifax.ca/recycle/leachate.php.