Excess Soil

Excess soil is soil that has been excavated, usually from new developments that will not be used on the site. This soil needs to be taken away and put elsewhere. Because we are a rural community close to the GTA, Caledon is an attractive destination for excess soil from neighbouring urban communities.

What we are doing

To manage this excess soil we are in the process of developing policies, which, will eventually influence the Town's Official Plan.

We have studied the issue and published an excess soil report and a draft amendment to our Official Plan. Contact us to request these documents.

We also held the following open houses and public meetings so you could give feedback on the study and proposed policies:

  • May 1, 2018
  • March 22, 2017

Background

The Province of Ontario considers excess soil to be a resource. It has released the following policy documents and regulatory frameworks to assist Ontario municipalities to manage excess soil: