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Design, Studies, and Consultation Services
Providing a variety of solutions for a Town's solid waste management infrastructure.
Town of Perth
James (Jamie) Hollingsworth, P.Eng.
Debanjan Mookerjea, P.Eng.
Jennifer Vandermeer, P.Eng.
The Perth Landfill, located at the southern boundary of the Town of Perth, has been in operation since 1968 and serves the Town’s nearly 6,000 residents as well as local industries, businesses, and institutions. The landfill has been upgraded over time to include a scale system and public drop-off area, and Burnside helped add a residential composting facility that accepts organics, leaf, and yard waste for windrow composting.
The Town found itself in a difficult position. They had exceeded the approved capacity of their landfill site, yet there were few other disposal opportunities for their solid waste. Our staff’s work allowed the Town to successfully negotiate a palatable solution for both short and long terms disposal with the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP), and our work has allowed the Town to expand and continue operating their existing landfill site in an environmentally responsible manner.
We have completed a number of assignments pertaining to the Town’s solid waste management infrastructure, including:
Assignment 1 – Composting Facility and Landfill Capacity Assessment
Assignment 2 – Interim Disposal Capacity Approval
Assignment 3 – Long Term Waste Disposal Environmental Assessment
Assignment 4 – Environmental Compliance Approvals
Assignment 5 – Detailed Design for Construction
Assignment 6 – Environmental Compliance Monitoring and Annual Reporting
Burnside has provided excellent support to the Town in moving this work forward; quick to respond, mindful of our budget, and focused on achieving our goals. You and your colleagues are thorough in completing your work. Importantly, you attempt to minimize my efforts so that I can address other Town priorities. This is appreciated as municipal staffing is always constrained. My experience with Burnside has been favourable in every respect. This opinion is shared by my colleagues at the Town of Perth.Grant Machan Director of Environmental Services, Town of Perth