Walker Environmental Recognized for Innovation

Recently, the Daily Commercial News highlighted the Atlas Landfill remediation project in Welland, Ontario.

AtlasThe award-winning project is a partnership between the City of Welland and Walker Environmental. The two groups worked together to implement a unique approach to remediate an abandoned industrial landfill previously owned by Atlas Steel. The method involved a number of environmental improvements to bring the site into compliance with modern standards. The site now serves as a depository for solid, non-hazardous contaminated soils from brownfield sites and other large developments and meets all environmental regulations while contributing to the local economy. Walker Environmental funded the remediation of the site and royalties received by Welland have supported a number of recreational facilities and programs in the City.

In late 2016, the project won a Brownie award, which recognizes top builders, innovators, and visionaries that have revitalized communities across Canada with their brownfield rehabilitation projects.

Upon closure, one of the suggested plans is to create a public passive park as the site sits on a high point in the region and offers an impressive view.

To learn more about this project, the Daily Commercial News interviewed Walker Environmental’s Executive Vice-president Mike Watt and Dan Degazio, Director of Economic Development with the Corporation of the City of Welland. The article can be found at Daily Commercial News: “From liability to poster child. Landfill site steps up”.

To learn more about how Walker Environmental continues to operate in the circular economy to support Ontario’s transition to a Waste-Free Carbon Economy, please watch our Back to Basics video.