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


Environmental Assessment


Asbestos Disposal Facility


This is to advise that on October 10, 2018, the Yarmouth County Solid Waste Management Authority (YCSWMA) registered an Asbestos Disposal Facility for Environmental Assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to expand the existing Asbestos Disposal Facility by constructing a new Asbestos Disposal Cell at the existing Municipal Solid Waste Management Park located at 1936 Hardscratch Road, South Ohio, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. The new cell will be approximately 1 hectare in size. Construction is expected to start in late Fall 2018 and will take approximately two months to complete. The expansion will allow YCSWMA to continue to accept asbestos waste in a regulated facility from local demolition projects for approximately 20 to 25 years.

Minister's Decision

On November 29, 2018 the Minister of Environment released a decision concerning this review. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 13(1)b 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 were accepted until November 9, 2018.

Comments received, including any personal information, will be made available to the public upon request.