I’ve recently received an email message from Credit Valley Conservations; the headline and opening paragraphs are posted below.
To access the email as a link, click here.
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.
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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