VP says he's not sure if he'd want to live near Carp dump
Published Wednesday, June 9, 2010 12:27PM EDT
The vice president and general counsel for Waste Management of Canada says he's not sure if he would want to raise his children near the site of a proposed landfill at the Carp Road dump.
"Would you actually want to raise your family right next door to this proposed dump expansion?" one resident asked Don Wright, vice president and general counsel for Waste Management of Canada, during a question and answer session in Manotick on Tuesday night.
"Would I myself?" Wright replied. "I don't know. I honestly don't know."
However, Waste Management officials are trying to ensure residents they can trust the company when it says a new landfill won't take in garbage from outside eastern Ontario.
"At a corporate level it's about trust and building trust in doing what is necessary to rebuild that trust and we've attempted to do that through many, many investments in the site over the years," said Tim Murphy, of Waste Management Canada.
But residents aren't satisfied with plans for a new landfill at the existing Carp Road site.
Many are concerned about odour and health problems. They also worry their property values will drop.
Waste Management insists the current landfill at the site is expected to reach capacity by September 2011 and a new dump is needed.