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Department of Environment and Local Government
Land Reclamation Site Siting and Application Guidelines
Rationale
In an effort to reduce the cost associated with the transportation of demolition wastes, a Land
Reclamation Site may be approved for a building demolition project that is located a significant
distance away from existing Construction and Demolition Debris (C&D Debris) Disposal Sites or
Solid Waste Management Facilities. Although the department encourages the recycle and reuse of
as much of the building materials as possible, it is recognized that this is not always feasible and
therefore disposal locations are necessary.
Within the province, there are numerous locations where the natural landscape and its underlying
soils have been adversely affected by industrial and construction activities. These sites could benefit
from the use of low cost inert debris to infill these affected areas.
Demolition debris may be used, under certain conditions, to infill affected areas upon receiving an
Approval to Operate from the Department of Environment and Local Government (Department).
This option is referred as a Land Reclamation Site.
Objective
The purpose of this document is to clarify when a Land Reclamation Site is applicable, to specify
siting requirements necessary to minimize the potential environmental impacts associated with its
operation and give the information required by the Department in order to issue an Approval to
Operate under the Water Quality Regulation – Clean Environment Act.
Definitions
In this guideline:
“Category A Land Reclamation Site” means a Land Reclamation Site project accepting more than
100 tandem truck loads of Demolition Debris.
“Category B Land Reclamation Site” means a Land Reclamation Site project accepting up to 100
tandem truck loads of Demolition Debris.
“Demolition debris” means
a) concrete, brick and untreated wood,
b) siding, ceiling tile, gypsum board, insulation,
c) asbestos that is not friable asbestos,
d) solid roofing materials only such as asphalt shingles, No cans, drums, or other packages
(empty or otherwise) of roofing adhesives, tar, or waterproofing compounds
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Department of Environment and Local Government
Land Reclamation Site Siting and Application Guidelines
Rationale
In an effort to reduce the cost associated with the transportation of demolition wastes, a Land
Reclamation Site may be approved for a building demolition project that is located a significant
distance away from existing Construction and Demolition Debris (C&D Debris) Disposal Sites or
Solid Waste Management Facilities. Although the department encourages the recycle and reuse of
as much of the building materials as possible, it is recognized that this is not always feasible and
therefore disposal locations are necessary.
Within the province, there are numerous locations where the natural landscape and its underlying
soils have been adversely affected by industrial and construction activities. These sites could benefit
from the use of low cost inert debris to infill these affected areas.
Demolition debris may be used, under certain conditions, to infill affected areas upon receiving an
Approval to Operate from the Department of Environment and Local Government (Department).
This option is referred as a Land Reclamation Site.
Objective
The purpose of this document is to clarify when a Land Reclamation Site is applicable, to specify
siting requirements necessary to minimize the potential environmental impacts associated with its
operation and give the information required by the Department in order to issue an Approval to
Operate under the Water Quality Regulation – Clean Environment Act.
Definitions
In this guideline:
“Category A Land Reclamation Site” means a Land Reclamation Site project accepting more than
100 tandem truck loads of Demolition Debris.
“Category B Land Reclamation Site” means a Land Reclamation Site project accepting up to 100
tandem truck loads of Demolition Debris.
“Demolition debris” means
a) concrete, brick and untreated wood,
b) siding, ceiling tile, gypsum board, insulation,
c) asbestos that is not friable asbestos,
d) solid roofing materials only such as asphalt shingles, No cans, drums, or other packages
(empty or otherwise) of roofing adhesives, tar, or waterproofing compounds
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e) glass from doors and windows,
f) metal, wood, fibreglass and durable plastic structural materials,
g) wiring and light fixtures that do not contain fluorescent lamp ballast or fluorescent tubing,
h) toilets, bathtubs, wash basins, and plumbing fixtures,
i) floor coverings attached to a building during demolition,
j) broken and aged asphalt or chip seal pavement only, No cans, drums, or other packages
(empty or otherwise) of sealers, adhesives, tar or waterproofing compounds or new
asphalt product
k) any mixture of (a) through (j)
l) other inert material approved by the Department in writing that has been obtained during
the demolition of a building or structure. Debris or other materials obtained from
commercial, industrial and manufacturing sources is not acceptable. Debris: i) from a
building that has or may have manufactured, contained, transferred or distributed
contaminated or hazardous (such as a pesticide storage warehouse) products; or ii) that
contains PCB's (polychlorinated biphenyls), or iii) that contains lead paint of a known
concentration greater then 1000ppm (parts per million) or that has been deemed
leachable toxic (exceeds 5 mg/L) or contains lead paint that is flaking/chipping/peeling is
not considered Demolition debris.
“Disposal Area” means that portion of the Site meeting the guideline requirements and that is
approved by the Department to accept Demolition Debris for disposal.
“Inspector” means an Inspector designated under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Environment Act, or
the Clean Water Act.
“Land Reclamation Site” or “Site” means a parcel of land used for the disposal of Demolition
debris generated as a result of a single demolition project involving the demolition of one or more
buildings or structures
“Regional Solid Waste Management Facility” means a solid waste collection and/or disposal
facility operated by the solid waste disposal service of a Regional Service Commission established
under the Regional Service Delivery Act.
“Residence” means a building any part of which is used or is intended to be used for the purposes
of human habitation but does not include a building without electricity, water and sewerage.
“Water Supply Well” means an artificial opening in the ground from which water is obtained but
does not include a well which is not in use. Any water supply well not in use must be
decommissioned in accordance with the Department’s Guidelines for Decommissioning
(abandonment) of Water Wells.
Applicability
Approval to Operate
An Approval to Operate is to be obtained from the Department prior to the demolition of the building
or structure and any debris being disposed. Should this not occur, the applicant may be advised that
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the material is to be disposed of at a Regional Solid Waste Management Facility or an approved
C&D Debris Disposal Site.
Number of approvals per site
This guideline pertains to a project consisting of a one-time demolition event only (e.g. residence,
commercial building, industrial building, warehouse, institution, etc). Should a future request be
made to use the Site again, the proponent must submit a second application form to the Department
for approval prior to using the Site. A Site can’t be intended for more than two Land Reclamation
Sites approvals.
Location
Only sites where the natural landscape and its underlying soils have been adversely affected by
industrial and construction activities and that will meet all the siting requirements of this guideline
will be acceptable locations for Land Reclamation Sites.
Distance of the building from an approved facility
No Category B Land Reclamation Site shall be approved for the disposal of Demolition Debris
generated from the demolition of a building located within 30 kilometres of a Construction and
Demolition Debris Disposal Site or a Regional Solid Waste Management Facility but excluding
Transfer Stations.
Time of the year
No Land Reclamation Site shall be approved in winter or when the proposed site is covered with
snow.
Materials
Only waste defined as Demolition Debris in this guideline shall be accepted at a Land Reclamation
Site.
Burned or partially burned materials are not acceptable for disposal at a Land Reclamation Site.
Burned or partially burned materials should be disposed of at a Regional Solid Waste Management
Facility.
No Demolition debris that originates outside of the Province of New Brunswick shall be accepted at
a land reclamation site unless specifically approved by the Department following an evaluation
under Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation – Clean Environment Act. Contact the
Environmental Assessment Section at (506) 444-5382 for further information
Siting Standards
Separation distances are necessary in order to minimize potential environmental conflicts between
non-compatible land uses. Some of these distances will be more stringent for category A Land
reclamation sites. The boundary of the disposal area of the Land Reclamation Site shall not be
located within the receptor setback distances listed in Table 1.
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Table 1: Setback distances from receptors
Receptor
Category A
Category B
(metres)
(metres)
a)
Water supply wells
300
200
b)
Institutional land use properties
300
200
c)
Residences
300
200
d)
Industrial/Commercial land use properties
100
50
e)
Watercourses (from the bank or the ordinary high water
150
30
mark)
f)
Wetlands
30
30
g)
Right-of-way boundary of public highways
30
30
h)
Any other adjacent properties
30
30
i)
Protected areas as designated by Regulation 2001-83 of
75
75
the Clean Water Act for drinking water supply watersheds
j)
Protected areas as designated by Regulation 2000-47 of
75
75
the Clean Water Act for drinking water supply wellfields
Setback distances to property line, residence or water supply well may be reduced with the written
permission of the landowner, the residence owner or the well owner. In cases such as a gravel pit,
where the land has been disturbed up to the property line, the property line setback may be waived
with written permission from the adjacent property owner. Any written permission must be submitted
to the Department for approval on a form provided by the Department and be notarized.
The above setback distances may be increased if the Department deems it necessary to protect
additional, more sensitive environmental receptors.
Other factors that must be considered during site selection include compatibility with adjacent land
uses, truck traffic in residential areas, the location and condition of the access road, cover material
availability, drainage and areas subject to flooding.
Application Requirements
Application form
The proponent is to submit a completed application form (copy attached) with all supporting
documentation to the Department of the Environment and Local Government Regional Office four
weeks prior to requiring approval for the Site.
Applications submitted with insufficient information may encounter processing delays. Site approval
is based on an assessment of all components of the application.
Inspections
The proponent should arrange for an inspection of the proposed Site by an Inspector 10 working
days prior to initiating the project.
Any building that is proposed to be taken to a Land Reclamation site for disposal must be inspected
by an Inspector before its demolition. The material to be approved for disposal at the site must be
verified to be free of hazardous wastes such as friable asbestos, PCBs, contaminated soil or other
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objectionable materials present as a result of the building’s use and/or occupancy. Hazardous
wastes should be disposed at a facility that is approved by the Department to receive such waste.
Contact the Industrial Processes Section at (506) 453-7945 for further information.
Disposal at a Regional Solid Waste Management Facility
Arrangements should be made in advance with the solid waste disposal service of the applicable
Regional Service Commission for any disposal of debris at a Regional Solid Waste Management
Facility.
Compliance with other by-laws, acts or regulations
The issuance of an approval to operate does not relieve the Approval Holder from compliance with
other by-laws, federal or provincial acts or regulations, or any guidelines issued pursuant to
regulations.
Supporting Documentation
A Scaled Drawing
An appropriately scaled drawing which indicates the property identification number (PID), the
location of the proposed disposal area on the property and the applicable setback distances is to be
included with the application. The scaled drawing should also include sufficient coordinates (GPS
waypoints) to allow for accurate verification of the disposal area on the site.
Agreements with landowners, well owners or residence owners (if applicable)
A copy of a written agreement with the owner of the site is to be included with the application (not
necessary if the site owner is the proponent), as well as any other agreements with landowners, well
owners or residence owners to reduce setbacks.
Hazardous Material Assessment (if required)
If deemed necessary by the Department, an Hazardous Material Assessment prepared and/or
approved and stamped by a member in good standing of the Association of Professional Engineers
and Geoscientists of the Province of New Brunswick may be required.
Landowner Notification (only for Category A)
For Category A Land Reclamation sites, it is necessary that the proponent notifies, by registered
mail, all landowners within 500 metres of the perimeter of the proposed Disposal Area, of his
intention to operate a Land Reclamation Site and inform them of the types of wastes that are to be
disposed at the site. The notification letter will include:
 A scaled drawing (same to be included with the application)
 Proponent’s contact information.
A copy of the notification letters and confirmation of delivery of the registered letters must be
submitted to the Department.
The proponent is also required to fill and submit the confirmation statement included at the end of
this guideline.
If landowners within 500 m of the perimeter of the proposed disposal area have comments, the
proponent should share those comments with the Department.
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