Beneficial soil reuse and site improvement project
Chinguacousy Former Landfill – King St. and Dixie Rd.
Peel Region is conducting a beneficial soil reuse program to reuse clean, excess soil generated by Peel capital works construction projects at its closed Chinguacousy landfill site at 4400 King Street, Inglewood.
This program directly supports the Ontario Regulation (406/19)- Onsite and Excess Soil Management, with this property being chosen based on ease of transporting, operation, and excess soil management. It is a joint effort between Peel Region’s Public Works Waste Management and Operations Support divisions.
A phased implementation approach is being used to conduct the following work:
- Onsite clearing and landscape groundwork
- Depositing soil to the site’s South Fill Area over a few years, as necessary. If needed additional time will be given, to prepare for future soil deposits in the proximity of wetlands in the East and North Fill Areas.
- Soil will be graded to accommodate potential site modifications in the future.
- Site operating and receiving hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday
Anticipated timeline for Late 2023 – ongoing
- Continued engagement with local Liaison Committee, Councillors, and neighborhood residents about the program.
- Finalizing of various site plans and registrations.
- Site preparation and on-site soil movement/grading
Dec. 2023 – Feb. 2024
- Site to receive initial soil loads from various Peel Capital Works projects.
- Ongoing receiving of loads will be monitored and adjusted as necessary.
Mar. 2024 – Ongoing
- Clean, beneficially reused soil will continue to be brought on-site from Peel Capital Works projects until fill requirements are met.
Noise, traffic and dust control
- The program will begin with capital works construction projects that contain smaller truck loads. This will allow site operations to carefully track and manage soil loads and reduce potential disturbances to neighbouring properties.
- Peel staff will receive trucks and ensure appropriate soil quality, quantity, and tracking standards.
- A Traffic Impact Study has been completed to compare past volumes and anticipate future truck traffic. Study results show that the site entrance on King Street is equipped with designated turning lanes, which will help to manage truck traffic during soil deliveries.
- Regular soil sampling and testing will take place to ensure soil quality, suitability, and low permeability soil characteristics requirements are met as per the Ontario regulations and site specifications.
- A Fill Management Plan, including a Sediment Control Plan and Stormwater Management Plan to direct the fill operation at the site, has been completed.
- Reduced project costs related to soil transport and overall project management.
- Reduced greenhouse gas emissions from shorter transport distances.
- Improvement of site cover to promote surface water drainage, reduce water infiltration and further contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
- Improve site soil conditions to enhance future landscaping initiatives.
- Allow for potential onsite modifications based on future waste management programs.