Environmental Impact Assessment

After evaluating the compliance of offered sites with the requirements for municipal waste disposal landfills the following four sites were submitted for Environmental Impact Assessment: farmsteads Vārnas – Slazdi in Kocēni Parish, Valmiera District (the sites were regarded as one area because geographically they are located close to each other), Bāle in Kauguri Parish and Daibe in Stalbe Parish, Cēsis District. The assessment was carried out by the Environmental Impact Assessment State Bureau of Latvia and it should be noted that this was the first environmental impact assessment ever carried out in Latvia. The assessment provides a detailed analysis of the site's compliance with the legal requirements of landfill building. It includes an elaborate research of flora and fauna, geological control drilling, residents’ attitude and other criteria. However, the assessment doesn't deliver a conclusion for the selection of one or another site, hence the final decision is taken by the local government where the potential site is located.
 
Daibe, Stalbe Parish, Cēsis District 
On 1 September 1999 Stalbe Parish Council decided to agree to the building of the municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill in Daibe, Stalbe Parish
On 1 October 1999 SIA ZAAO approved Daibe in Stalbe Parish as the site of the new landfill.
As of 1 December 2004 the new municipal solid waste landfill replaces the existing dumping sites in North Vidzeme Region.