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January 2007

Waste Management Canada receives awards

Waste Management Inc. announced that eight of its landfill sites across Canada have received the Wildlife Habitat Council's (WHC) International Accreditation. Three of the awarded sites were previously certified and have received re-certification status from WHC.

The accreditation recognizes commendable wildlife habitat management and environmental education programs at the individual sites.

Waste Management landfill sites in Canada that received certification status include:

  • Ottawa (Ontario) features owl nesting platforms and nesting tubes for mallard ducks.
  • Richmond (Ontario) focuses on avian conservation, particularly of wood ducks and bluebirds. Will eventually incorporate recycled materials into the building of boardwalks and benches.
  • Ste. Sophie (Quebec) features over 200 planted spruce trees and well-loved horse trails.
  • Magog (Quebec) incorporates a beaver habitat restoration project in the heavily forested area.
  • Saint Nicephore (Quebec) contains exclusively native planted species of white spruce, jack pine and sugar maple trees to offsets their endangerment in the region.

Waste Management landfill sites in Canada that received re-certification status include:

  • Blackwell (Sarnia, Ontario) incorporates parkland and wetland communities into the naturalization of the property.
  • Petrolia (Ontario) contains an ecosystem for wildlife habitat, providing nesting and grazing for birds and several wildlife species.
  • Warwick (Watford, Ontario) contains thousands of planted poplar trees to create an ecosystem for insects, birds and mammals.

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