While provinces and municipalities are increasingly focused on finding new and innovative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle waste, it is inevitable that large amounts of waste will always be destined for landfills. The provinces all have regulatory regimes in place that ensure landfills are run in a way that is protective of the environment. It is important for industry participants to seek the advice of legal counsel who understand the landfill industry and the unique requirements applicable to it.
WeirFoulds is one of the few leading Canadian law firms to have lawyers with expertise in landfills. Our lawyers assist landfill operators, municipalities, public stakeholders and other interested parties in navigating all aspects of the regulatory requirements applicable to landfills. Obtaining the required land and all the necessary approvals to establish a landfill site, or to expand an existing site, can be an extraordinarily complex process. We are expert in dealing with the plethora of legal issues that these matters raise. Our lawyers are well versed with assisting our clients in obtaining the necessary approvals to operate, prepare design reports, develop contingency plans, and advise on regulatory compliance and financial assurance requirements.