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Oxford's municipalities react to proposed EA Act amendment

July 14, 2020 - A proposed EA Act amendment announced by the provincial government this month would allow host and neighbouring municipalities to support or reject the location of new landfills. Read more 


JMCC responds to release of Draft EA documents 

May 18, 2020 - JMCC Peer Review Team Manager Chris Haussmann has submitted an information request to Walker Environmental Group to assist the Peer Review Team in completing its comprehensive technical review of the WEG Environmental Assessment. Read the PRT Information Request to WEG

March 20, 2020 - JMCC Chair and Zorra Mayor Marcus Ryan submitted a letter to Walker Environmental Group today asking for a suspension of the timeline for the consultation process for the proposed Southwestern Landfill EA. This would give the public more time and opportunity to review the Draft EA Report considering the current COVID-19 outbreak. Read the letter

March 2, 2020 - JMCC Chair and Zorra Mayor Marcus Ryan released a statement on behalf of the JMCC today encouraging Oxford County residents to learn more about the Draft EA process. Read the full statement

Download the JMCC briefing memo: Southwestern Landfill Proposal Chronology & EA Process
     Cover letter and overview
     Appendix 1: Chronology – Southwest Landfill EA Process
     Appendix 2: JMCC Peer Review Process – Key Activities and Timeframe
     Appendix 3: Peer Review Team Members

Download the infographic: The EA and JMCC Peer Review process

In the news

New Ontario legislation could trash proposed mega-dump in Oxford County | Woodstock Sentinel Review (July 9, 2020)

Legislation Introduced Could Give Ingersoll The Right To Approve or Reject Landfill | 104.7 Heart FM (July 9, 2020)

Environmental assessment draft to come for proposed landfill | Woodstock Sentinel Review (Jan 23, 2020)

Mayor Of Zorra Township Marcus Ryan Speaking About Proposed Landfill | Rogers TV "What's Up Oxford" (Feb 17, 2020)  
Where we are now in the process: Watch now  

Read all JMCC news and updates

About the committee

The Joint Municipal Coordinating Committee (JMCC)is the voice of the municipalities most directly affected by a proposal for a large-scale landfill in Southwestern Ontario:Zorra Township, theTown of Ingersoll, theTownship of South-West Oxford, and theCounty of Oxford, which comprises Oxford's eight local area municipalities.

Learn more about the Joint Municipal Coordinating Committee

What is the Southwestern Ontario Landfill Proposal?

The landfill proposal wassubmittedin March 2012 by Walker Environmental Group. The proposed site of the landfillis in Zorra Township bordering the Town of Ingersoll and South-West Oxford Township. Known locally as Beachville Lime, the site is owned by Carmeuse Lime (Canada).

Visit the Walker Industries Southwestern Landfill Proposal website