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Quarry Road Landfill Stream D Mitigation Alternatives Assessment
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About the Project

Niagara Region initiated a Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment to assess leachate management options at the Quarry Road Landfill. The purpose of a Class Environmental Assessment process is to identify any potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed works and to plan appropriate mitigation measures.

Quarry Road Landfill was closed in 2000 and is located at the rear of 3768 Quarry Rd. in the Town of Lincoln. Due to negative water quality impacts caused by leachate-impacted groundwater being discharged to nearby Stream D, the Region installed a treatment system consisting of an aerated settling tank and constructed wetland. However, this existing system has experienced chronic issues with leakage and exceedance of environmental compliance objectives. In addition, the current rated capacity is not sufficient to capture and treat the entire plume of leachate-impacted groundwater.

This study seeks to improve the existing leachate management solution to minimize adverse environmental and property impacts while ensuring environmental compliance and improvement of downstream aquatic habitat and water quality conditions.

Project Timeline

august 2019 - Completed
Notice of study commencement

nov. 28, 2019 - Completed
Public information centre #1

spring / summer 2020 - completed
Pilot testing of alternative design concepts

sept. 15, 2020 - completed
Public information centre #2

fall 2020 to feb. 15, 2021 - In progress
Completion of Class Environmental Assessment study. File Environmental Study report. Public review period.


Jamie Kristjanson
Hydrogeologist and Environmental Engineer
905-980-6000 ext. 3734
Email Jamie Kristjanson

Grant Parkinson
Consultant Project Manager
GM BluePlan Engineering Limited
519-824-8150 ext. 1231

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Quarry Road Landfill Map
This map shows the location of the old Quarry Road Landfill located at 3768 Quarry Rd. in the Town of Lincoln and the location of the wetland.
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