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Muskoka's Landfill Filling Up Too Quickly

Posted: 2018-11-20 08:06:15 By: hbr

The Rosewarne Landfill in Bracebridge is filling up far too quickly, and if something isn't done a new landfill will be required much sooner than expected.

Council heard during their Monday night meeting that the Rosewarne Landfill was designed to eventually contain nine cells with a total capacity of 950,000 tonnes, that will be constructed as additional capacity is needed. The first was finished in November of 2016 and is expected to reach capacity by the end of 2019.

However, Coun. Phil Harding, the chair of the Public Works committee, warned that Rosewarne is being filled too quickly. He said without increased diversion of waste, the landfill isn’t likely to last more than 20 or 25 years.

In July of this year council put out an RFP on the second cell and received two bids. The only bid that meets District requirements was from Fowler Construction for $2.64 million.

Council received information on the bid but didn’t make any decision as they currently sit in lame duck status until the newly elected councillors take office.