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MEDIA RELEASE: Walker Seeks Approval of its Terms of Reference for The Next Phase of its South Landfill 

[NIAGARA FALLS, ON] June 25, 2024 – Walker Industries (Walker) announces the submission date of its Terms of Reference (ToR) for the future development of its South Landfill located in Niagara Falls.  The Terms of Reference are an important first step in the Environmental Assessment (EA) process, overseen by the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservations, and Parks (MECP).  Walker will submit its ToR to MECP on June 28, 2024.  

On March 7, 2024, Walker released a draft ToR for public review and feedback. Since then, Walker has engaged and consulted with the local community, government agencies, Indigenous communities, and all key stakeholders to incorporate input received to its ToR.  If approved by the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, the ToR will serve as the working plan for the range of studies to be conducted and consultation activities to be undertaken by Walker in preparation of its Environmental Assessment report. 

The South Landfill, a key component of Walker’s fully integrated Resource Management Campus, is expected to reach its final disposal capacity in 5-7 years. The development of the next phase will secure 20 years of continued landfill capacity and while providing an additional source of renewable energy from waste.  

Mike Deprez, Vice President, Waste Services & Business Development at Walker expresses the importance of the future development for Niagara, “For over forty years, Walker has played a key role in helping the community manage waste through safe, affordable, and reliable disposal services for residents and businesses. This starts with good planning and community involvement. We’ve listened to the community, incorporated feedback and prepared a Terms of Reference that will serve as a robust guide for the upcoming environmental studies that will ensure the next phase of the South Landfill can be safely developed.”  

The ToR will be publicly available for review from June 28 to July 30, 2024, on Walker’s South Landfill Phase 2 website: and at the following locations during regular business hours:  

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks    

Client Services and Permissions Branch   

135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor, Toronto, ON M4V 1P5   

Phone: 416-314-8001 / 1-800-461-6290  



Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks   

Niagara District Office   

301 St. Paul Street, 9th Floor, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3M8   

Phone: 905-704-3900   


Niagara Falls Public Library    

4848 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C5   

Phone: 905-356-8080  


Walker Industries Head Office    

2800 Thorold Townline Road, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6S4    

Phone: 1-866-699-9425  


Written comments must be received no later than July 30, 2024, and can be submitted to the MECP Project Officer: 

Stephen Deneault, Project Officer   

Environmental Assessment Branch  

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks   

135 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON M4V 1P5  

Phone: 437-247-3443  

Email: [email protected]   


For further information or interviews, please contact:  

Cody Cabral 

Communications Lead 

 [email protected]   

Phone:  289-257-0528 



Walker Industries, a fifth-generation, family-owned company with more than 135 years in business, operates from its base in the Niagara Region with facilities across Canada and the United States. Walker employs more than 1,200 people in environmental waste management and recovery, renewable energy, paving and construction, aggregates, and emulsions chemistries. 

 Visit Walker’s South Landfill Phase 2 website here: