Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Environmental Assessment


Asbestos Waste Disposal Cell Project


This is to advise that on May 16, 2019, Colchester Containers Limited registered the Asbestos Waste Disposal Cell Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to construct and operate the Asbestos Waste Disposal Cell to support the current C&D waste management site on Highway 289 in Middle Stewiacke. The Proponent has held an NSE Approval to construct, operate and reclaim a C&D Facility since 1997. The Proponent proposes to continue C&D operations at the site and expand to include a second containment cell for a Facility which may accept the disposal of asbestos waste. The Project will occupy 1.8 hectares, with an expected operational life of 20 years. The Project will provide a local asbestos waste disposal option for Truro and surrounding areas and construction is anticipated to commence in the summer of 2019.

Minister's Decision

On July 5, 2019 the Minister of Environment released a decisionconcerning this review. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 18(a) of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act. The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditions.

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments* on the Registration Document were accepted until June 15, 2019.

Comments online

Comments* can be submitted via our online consultation form.

In writing

The public is invited to submit written comments* to:

Environmental Assessment Branch
Department of Environment and Climate Change
P.O. Box 442
Halifax, NS, B3J 2P8

Or, contact the department:

Fax: (902) 424-6925

*All comments received from the public consultation are posted on the department’s website for public viewing. In the case of an individual, the address, email and contact information are removed before being placed on the website. By submitting your comments, you are consenting to the posting of your comments on the department’s website.