Notice of Additional Site and Second Open Houses for an Environmental Assessment
of the Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre

Taggart Miller Environmental Services (Taggart Miller) has initiated an environmental assessment (EA) process under the Environmental Assessment Act for a proposed integrated waste management project to be known as the Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre (CRRRC).

The CRRRC, if approved, would provide facilities and capacity for recovery of resources and diversion of materials from disposal that are generated by the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (IC&I) and Construction and Demolition (C&D) sectors in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario, as well as disposal capacity for material that is not diverted. The components of the CRRRC are currently envisaged to include, subject to the results of the consultation process and environmental assessment:

  • materials recovery facility for commercial waste;
  • construction and demolition waste processing;
  • organics processing for the portion of the IC&I waste stream that has high organic content, to produce products with commercial value, fuel for renewable energy, and a biologically stabilized residual prior to its disposal;
  • hydrocarbon contaminated soil treatment;
  • surplus soil management;
  • a drop off for separated materials or separation of materials;
  • leaf and yard materials composting (if there is enough material available); and
  • an engineered landfill for residuals disposal.

As a result of comments received from the public during and following the first open house, Taggart Miller is adding a second site to its EA process for a resource recovery and waste disposal facility in Eastern Ontario. In addition to the site in the northwest part of Russell Township, a second site located east of Boundary Road and south of Highway 417 in the City of Ottawa near an existing industrial park will be added to the EA process and evaluated. The locations of both properties are shown on the map below.

The first step in the environmental assessment process is the preparation of a Terms of Reference. The Terms of Reference will set out a framework and work plan for addressing the Environmental Assessment Act requirements when preparing the environmental assessment including such things as the alternatives that will be considered and the public consultation activities that will be carried out. The proposed Terms of Reference is submitted to the Minister for approval, and if approved by the Minister, establishes the requirements for preparing the environmental assessment.

Taggart Miller proposes, in the environmental assessment, to compare the characteristics of the two sites and select a preferred site for the CRRRC and study the proposed facility’s potential effects on the environment.


Public participation by residents of Russell Township and the City of Ottawa and other interested parties is an important and essential part of the Terms of Reference and subsequent environmental assessment process. You are invited to participate in consultation events and/or contact Taggart Miller directly using the information provided below.

Two identical Open Houses have been organized to provide the residents of Russell Township and the City of Ottawa and other interested parties with information about the proposed CRRRC facility; comments received from the first open house; possible site development concepts; the proposed EA methodology including the proposed methodology for carrying out a comparative evaluation of the two sites; environmental evaluation criteria and importance; and a review of the components of the Terms of Reference.

Open House # 1

Wednesday June 20, 2012
3:00 to 9:00 pm
Russell Arena
1084 Concession Street, Russell

Open House # 2

Monday June 25, 2012
3:00 to 9:00 pm
Rendez-vous des aînés francophones d'Ottawa
3349 Navan Road, Ottawa


Evaluation criteria comment sheet: A list of proposed environmental components iin order to compare the two alternative sites for the CRRRC project. Let us know how important each component is to you so we can use your input to evaluate the two sites. Open or download the Evaluation Criteria Comment Sheet here (PDF 109Kb).

General comment sheet: What would you like to see us consider in the EA in relation to the proposed CRRRC facility? Open or download the General Comment Sheet here (PDF 98Kb).

Tour Workshop Sheet: Taggart Miller would like you to better understand what type of waste diversion facilities are being proposed for the Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre (CRRRC). To that end, we would be pleased to offer and arrange tours of some of Miller's existing facilities located in the Toronto area. Tours will be conducted in a coach bus leaving the Ottawa area early in the morning and returning late the same day. A lunch and dinner will be provided. Open or download the Tour Workshop Sheet here (PDF 105Kb)

In addition to participating in these events, you are invited to submit your comments via the project website, mail, or fax to the address/number provided below.

Mr. Hubert Bourque, Project Manager
Taggart Miller Environmental Services
c/o 225 Metcalfe Street, Suite 708
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1P9
Tel: 613-454-5580
Fax: 613-454-5581

Your participation is requested and appreciated.


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