IN THE NEWS: Landfill community compensation data


Here’s some useful information about community compensation from an article on StittsvilleCentral.ca. We believe this is the first time that a summary has been published of all the community compensation that Waste Management has paid for the “old” Carp Road landfill since 2001. You can read the full article here: Stittsville misses out on bulk of landfill compensation

Stittsville Village Association president Tanya Hein also wrote a great follow-up letter outlining why  the compensation process needs to be more transparent, and some ideas for how to improve it: LETTER: Landfill compensation needs community consultation.

Also, StittsvilleCentral.ca has shared this map and list of compensation projects:

Map showing community compensation from the "old" Carp Road Landfill since 2001.

Map showing the nine community projects funded through the Carp Road Landfill compensation fund. Via StittsvilleCentral.ca

 

Year Ward Project Amount
2002 Kanata South Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre(1) $50,000
2009 Kanata South Bridlewood Splash Pad (Bluegrass Park) $40,000
2011 Kanata North Richcraft Recreation Complex Skateboard Park $80,000
2010 Kanata South Katimavik Pool Gazebo Shelter $40,000
2014 Stittsville Kemp Woodland Stewardship $25,000
2005 West Carleton West Carleton Arena Fund(2) $100,000
2006 West Carleton Carp Splash Pad $20,000
2007 West Carleton Buy the Village Green(3) $60,000
2014 West Carleton Constance and Buckham’s Bay Project Sandhills(4) $35,000
Total amount funded  $450,000
Amount remaining in the fund $163,673
1. The funding is believed to have been used for landscaping work when the centre was constructed.
2. The money helped fund the construction of what’s now known as the Cavanagh Sensplex, a public-private partnership between the City and the Ottawa Senators.
3. A community fundraising project aimed at purchasing a parcel of land in Carp to preserve as a public space.
4. A community centre project, part of a joint venture between the city’s Parks & Recreation department, the Ottawa Public Libary, and the community.