Environmental Services

Environmental Services is part of the Engineering, Environmental Service and Works Unit of the City. Its services are co-ordinated from the 6th Floor of City Hall. Environmental Services oversees the design, construction and overall management of the City's environmental programs. It facilitates the integration of the City's green initiatives. Environmental Services has a strategic focus on the direction and management of environmental services and initiatives that support future needs and interests of the community. It is responsible for the operation of the Merrick Landfill Site, Material Recovery Facility, Garbage and Blue Box Collection as well as the compliance to environmental laws and regulations. Some of the additional services that Environmental Services oversees include:

  • Planning and Design of Environmental Projects and Programs
  • Environmental Studies and Needs Assessment
  • Ministry of Environment Program Co-ordination
  • Environmental Capital Works Project Management
  • Environmental Contract Management and Project Inspection
  • Garbage Information and Pick-up
  • Investigation of Illegally Dumped Garbage
  • Management of Garbage and Recycling Pick-up
  • Recycling Information and Blue Box Program and Blue Box Pick-up
  • Operation of Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility
  • Operation & Management of the Landfill Sites - (Administration, Tipping Fees, etc.)
  • Operation of Organic Drop-off and Composting Information
  • Environmental By-law Administration and Enforcement (Noise, Garbage Collection and Disposal, Sewer use)
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Renewable Energy Projects
  • Spills - gas, oil, etc.
  • Water Quality and Water Quantity Studies
  • The Waste Line

More Information


Karin Pratte
 P. Eng, Senior Environment & Facilities Engineer
 705) 474-0400 x6003
Michelle Cross
 Landfill Operations Co-ordinator
 (705) 474-0400 x2306
Al Tomek
 Waste Management Co-ordinator and Environmental Control Officer
 (705) 474-0400 x2331
The Waste Line
 General Inquiries
 (705) 474-0400 x2333