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Reusing Fill as a Resource to Bring Nature Back to the Waterfront: Oct. 26, 2017 message from Credit Valley Conversations

View looking west: The photo is from the Credit Valley Conversations link, at the blog post you are now reading.

View looking west: The photo is from the Credit Valley Conversations link, at the blog post you are now reading. Click on the image to enlarge it.

I’ve recently received an email message from Credit Valley Conservations; the headline and opening paragraphs are posted below.

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Reusing Fill as a Resource to Bring Nature Back to the Waterfront

The transformation on the waterfront is truly amazing and we’re well on our way towards creating a beautiful 26 hectare conservation area in Mississauga’s Lakeview community. We’re able to do this by responsibly reusing construction rubble and fill. We’re treating fill as a resource so the local community can benefit.

LOCAL FILL

A large portion of the fill is generated from Region of Peel capital works projects. Excess soil from water and sewer projects must be disposed of. Contractors often have to travel long distances to dispose of fill. It can now be sustainably reused locally. Having a local destination for fill keeps thousands of trucks from making that long journey each year, which means a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions!

Some of the fill comes from private sources, such as housing, condo and office building developments. The project generates revenue through tipping fees from these private fill suppliers. By treating fill as a resource, we can create a beautiful conservation area in the heart of a heavily populated area and significantly offset the cost to residents.

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