The Future of Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill)

Proposed Development

You are currently on the City of Winnipeg’s Water and Waste Department’s Public Engagement Website, which solicits feedback on different projects the City is undertaking to improve the Brady Road Resource Management Facility.

If you want information on the location, hours, maps, rates and accepted items at the Facility, please visit our website.

Updates

Biosolids

Biosolids Pilot began in Spring 2015 and the Biosolids Master Plan was submitted to the Province of Manitoba for review

More information can be found on our Biosolids Master Plan page.

Brady Road 4R Winnipeg Depot

Construction continues on the Brady Road 4R Winnipeg Depot, with anticipated completion in late 2015. Work also continues on agreements with the Producer Responsibility Organizations for materials that can be accepted at the depot (e.g., household hazardous waste) and operational requirements (e.g., equipment, staffing, training, traffic flow, technology).

Licensing process

On April 23, 2014, the Province of Manitoba issued a licence to the City of Winnipeg Water and Waste Department for the operation of the Brady Road Resource Management Facility.

For more information on current activities, please visit the City of Winnipeg’s Water & Waste Department website.

Future Plans

New Facility for Processing Recyclables

A new, larger facility will be built to process all the materials, more than 50,000 tonnes per year and growing, from blue recycling carts.

Green Business Park

Land is being reserved for a future green business park, which would host companies/groups that reclaim and reuse materials that would otherwise be buried in the landfill.

28 comments on “The Future of Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill)
  1. Vanessa says:

    I was expecting that the city plans for the future of the Brady would be the closing of the Brady. There are all these developments growing fast so close to the landfill that we would think the government would close it and move it far from the city limits. I just don’t understand why would they keep it where it is???? Land developers are spending lots of money in these areas as there is a demand for south of Winnipeg housing. People are paying crazy property taxes in these areas. South Winnipeg has the fastest growing communities. Most families want to be close to U of M so it’s easy for their kids to go to school. My family wants to be south of the city for many reasons including U of M, Football stadium, restaurants, shopping…There are plenty of open space north west of the city where there isn’t much growth and amenities. I guess it would make too much sense to have the landfill where nobody really cares about developing…. I truly hope the government do something about it. CLOSE the Brady!!!

    • SDL says:

      I do agree our landfill should not be located close to where people live, work or play. However the new developments located on Southwest Winnipeg have been build with out any regard for the impact the land fill will have on the new homeowners. In many cases down playing the significance of Brady’s effect on the area. The developers make a huge profit, City of Winnipeg expands it’s property tax base and Joe Public is left with the garbage.
      Moving it to another area does not solve the problem, it just moves it into someone else’s backyard. In fact a greater portion of what people call Northwest Winnipeg is not Winnipeg it is the RM of Rosser. Do they want our garbage. No! They now have what will hopefully be a very profitable and clean Centreport at their doorstep.
      The further out of the City our land fill is the more it costs. It will never be far enough. I grew up not far from the Garbage Hill on Empress and Wellington. Our ancestors thought that was in the sticks back then. No one ever thought the City would now be bursting at it boundaries and people would be regularly be commuting from Selkirk and Niverville to work in Winnipeg. We all have to think why do we produce so much garbage. Are there ways we can recycle, donate or reuse?

      • admin says:

        The Brady landfill has been in its current location since 1973. At the time of opening, it was sited away from all residential and commercial development and is located on the edge of the City of Winnipeg.

        Only over the last five years has residential development started to encroach near the landfill site. As Waverley West is completed over the next decade we expect there will be homes built closer to the landfill, although they will be on the north side of the Perimeter Highway. While areas in south Winnipeg are growing, multiple areas of Winnipeg are experiencing similar growth with some of the fastest growth is in northwest Winnipeg.

        Choosing a site for a landfill is very complicated and expensive and takes years of planning, including the assembly of the land for a site. Within the city boundaries there are no large tracts of land available for a landfill site, except the land already set aside at Brady landfill.

        Through the adoption of the Garbage and Recycling Master Plan, our goal is to reduce the amount of material Winnipeg residents place in the landfill by offering recycling, organics and other waste diversion options. Since the plan was adopted in 2011, we have seen a 20% decrease in the amount of material landfilled, which is better for the environment and the landfill site both now and in the future.

      • barb says:

        Brady has been for years. The developers cpuld of built elsewhere they knee it was here before they started timing condos on every vacant spot in St norbert

    • Ralph says:

      The closing of Brady landfill would be completely ridiculous. Developers have developed up to the site which has been in operation for decades. People have for whatever reason chosen to live close to the dump – why I will never understand! As a tax payer, I don’t feel like paying to make these peoples’ lives less stinky – they chose to live by the landfill! The site is already environmentally compromised so is the best place for that type of operation. Waverly West residents, sell your houses now before people figure out you’re living beside the dump!!

    • mhneufeld says:

      My concern has always been that developers were getting closer and closer to the Brady landfill, which was there while they made their plans. Now the taxpayer is supposed to move it away from these new houses. Backwards thinking, in my opinion.

  2. andy says:

    when this site does close this dump they should turned into a downhill skiing attraction.
    700,000 people live here and a starving for something to do over the winter months.
    They could plant thousands of spruce trees and really make this area into something that would be spectacular instead of something negative.
    housing values would be improved…
    it would be a huge win win for the city…
    id like to see a longer term plan similar to what was done with harbour view park….

  3. William says:

    The current concept of the a landfill is an absolutely primitive way of dealing with waste. Dumping waste into a pile for decades and then covering it with soil and plants is essentially the same thing as sweeping the floor and putting the mess under a rug. You managed the waste and it’s out of sight, but it still remains to be dealt with at a later date. Many other countries and cities are developing, or have developed, some form of incineration process wherein the waste is incinerated and the resulting heat is used for steam production. That steam may then be used to turn a generator, creating electricity. Or, it may be used to heat local homes. The production may not be significant, but it is production nonetheless, and from a source that would otherwise have simply cost money with no real return on investment. As well, the resulting ash may have many potential uses including asphalt and concrete production. The City of Winnipeg would be wise to at least conduct a study on this kind of investment in our waste management program. It would even be possible for the city to process waste from other municipalities, given enough processing capacity, further leading to improved environments, and better managed waste throughout the province. Initial investment may seem significant, but if the city plans to continue physical expansion, as well as attract a larger populous for decades to come, then a true long term vision is needed. That vision must include a modern solution to waste management which rids us of ever expanding mounds of waste which do little more than cost money.

    • Jim says:

      So, your great idea, Bill, is to take what is now being buried, and burn it instead? Great idea except for reality and all the toxic fumes, toxic residue and the ludicrously expensive scrubber maintenance. The problem is that people, like you Bill, are self absorbed consumers that have a completely unrealistic fantasy of how the infrastructure that you take for granted, actually works. You should be a politician though.

  4. Jim Feakes says:

    There needs to be a depot at the northeast end of the city soon. The cost of me bringing garbage to the Brady Road landfill is high. I have to fill up my trailer or truck and set a day to make it worthwhile to make the trip. I pay taxes without the convenience of having a depot closer.

    • admin says:

      Thank you for your comment. The second 4R Winnipeg Depot will be located on Pacific Avenue (between McPhillips Street and Weston Street), and is expected to open in late 2016. We are holding an open house for this depot on October 28 at the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex (999 Sargent Avenue), where you can drop in and provide your feedback. You can also visit our page for the Pacific Avenue 4R Winnipeg Depot for updates and to leave your feedback.

      We will also be building a third 4R Winnipeg Depot, which will be located on Panet Road at Mission Street. Please visit our website for more information on all the 4R Winnipeg Depots.

  5. Patrick says:

    When do you expect the Green Business Park will be available for rent? Will that be subsidized space?

    • admin says:

      Hi Patrick, once the Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot is in operation, we will start developing a plan for the green business park. We will update this page when we have more information on what that plan will look like.

  6. Diane Coggins says:

    It is ridiculous to close Brady just because development is encroaching into the area. Brady was there first. Developers are greedy and pushing the limits and people too close. It is a nice idea to burn the garbage and somehow turn it into electricity. However where there is fire- there is smoke, and therefore carbon emissions and other gases that will be released into the atmosphere. There is no perfect solution to waste disposal, containment or removal. People need to value what they buy and keep items. Don’t buy crap and throw out in 6 months just to get something new.

    • mhneufeld says:

      I’d like to see the city limit the opening of new Dollarama, Dollar This and Dollar That. We let these businesses bring in all those things that break in 20 minutes and then get thrown away. It would be great if people chose to buy better quality products to begin with, but we’ve created a consumer society, and our city has poverty concerns. This is a large and tangled issue. That’s why we need to keep electing people who have a vision beyond development for the “haves”, or to create more “haves”.

  7. Aashish W says:

    Hi, I am planning to buy new built house in Bridge water Trail and I can see the dump from the property- I really don’t understand, Why the taxes are so high and even we have to smell and on the top of that The houses are crazy expensive, WHY

    • Jim says:

      Don’t buy a house in that area?? The dump has been there a long time, it isn’t new.
      When a person looks for a home for their family most look at the good and the bad. I wanted a home close to a school, hospital, shopping center etc.
      i didn’t want close to an industrial area, river/ retention pond, high traffic, dump etc. so I bought one that suited my families needs.
      All the people that are buying near Brady Landfill are sending a message to the builders that it is ok to live there?
      The builders wouldn’t build there if the houses didn’t sell!
      Those homeowners created the issue they need to live with it. Taxes, smell, seagulls and all.

    • Kevin says:

      It is so high because you are living in a brand new area where brand new roads and brand new sewer systems and brand new water lines and brand new electrical servicing had to be put in so that you can live in a brand new house on the outer edge of the city. Your taxes are actually unequally low. You should be paying even higher taxes because the amount of money that the city and developer had to pay in order for you to be able to live on the edge of the city results in less money being spent on roads and servicing systems in the actual city.

  8. Roy T says:

    I believe any city will be more than happy to welcome growth and expansion. This definitely improves revenue for the city.

    Main focus should be for the positive concerns around the Brady fill. To ensure this positive momentum.

  9. Roy T says:

    Like everything else..Growth always involves new challenges. And tackling the challenge head on is always a positive approach toward the next levels. Rather than a band aid that put a drag to growth. Just my opinion..

  10. mhneufeld says:

    I came on to the site to ask about wood use, actually. I’m curious if anyone can tell me if there is a program such as the following in Winnipeg. http://cottagelife.com/news/ontario-company-rescues-and-repurposes-trees-destined-for-the-mulcher

    • admin says:

      Yes, since 2011, we have partnered with Wood Anchor, a reclaimed lumber and wood products company, to divert diseased elm trees and old lumber from the landfill and transform them into new products, such as furniture and flooring. You can find more information on what’s going on at Brady by viewing the storyboards we had at our recent information session here.

  11. Donna Battrum says:

    I think the land fill should not close. The new development should bot take full access to where ever they please. Our wild life has already been run out from within the city, Winnipeg is big. Find other spots to make your money. They should not build the new houses so close .
    The landfill has been there a long time. Other than that, I love the way it has been redesigned. Easy for me, to dispose of my garbage properly and with less of the smell and mud. My kids love going to the dump with me now. I think the development is wonderful. Good Job guys!

  12. D D says:

    Great job on the 4R Depot at Brady! Could we get a map of the traffic flow and different diversion stations added to the website and maybe the My Waste app as well? I wanted to familiarize myself before I went the first time. But other than that, thank you to the staff for their help & directions! Very well laid out.

  13. KK says:

    I understand all the benefit of this depot, but as some of you said, it was built many many years ago when the city was small, and the depot meant to be away from people living. But as now the living area is approaching the edge of premier, it’s time for government to relocate this depot. Developer choose to build house there, because location wise and development wise, it’s accessibility. Government carefully planned the residential living area and it’s good for city’s future.

    I personally hope city has a 5 year plan to relocate this depot. It’s well designed, but residents who lived close by can smell from time to time with the wind throughout the year. It’s not a healthy living idea. With everyone paying more than average property tax there, the living condition is important.

  14. David says:

    It is important to remember that the area was designated by the City as a residential area and authorized the construction of development there. There are only so many places where the City permits development.

    Saying Brady has been there since 1974 and therefore should not move is an extremely shortsighted method of city planning. No city with aspirations of growing, modernizing, and improving the quality of life for its inhabitants can realistically adhere that archaic type of planning. Even in 1974, they recognized the need for it to be away from populated areas. As a city grows, things need to be moved.

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