The Recycling Depot GP Inc. as a General Partner for and on behalf of the Recycling Depot LP - Environmental Compliance Approval (waste)

Instrument type: Environmental Compliance Approval (waste)

ERO number
019-3086
Ministry reference number
8160-BTVPNS
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Comment period
February 3, 2021 - March 20, 2021 (45 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:
February 3, 2021
to March 20, 2021

Decision summary

We issued an Environmental Compliance Approval to The Recycling Depot GP Inc. as a General Partner for and on behalf of the Recycling Depot LP for an increase in daily tonnage and maximum storage at their existing waste disposal site, used for the processing of excess soil, and located at 195 Bethridge Road, Toronto.

Location details

Site address

195 Bethridge Road
Toronto, ON
Canada

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Proponent(s)

The Recycling Depot GP Inc. as a General Partner for and on behalf of the Recycling Depot LP
125 Villarboit Crescent
Vaughan, ON
L4K 4K2
Canada

Decision details

We issued an Environmental Compliance Approval to The Recycling Depot GP Inc. as a General Partner for and on behalf of the Recycling Depot LP for an increase in daily tonnage and maximum storage at their existing waste disposal site, located at 195 Bethridge Road, Toronto, used for the processing of excess soil.

This approval increases:

  • the daily tonnage from 3,500 tonnes to 6,000 tonnes
  • the maximum storage from 35,000 to 95,000 tonnes

Processes at the site remain unchanged, while the conditions of the approval have been updated to align with current requirements.

Comments received

Through the registry

0

By email

1

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0
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Effects of consultation

One comment was received with the following concerns:

  • that the dust mitigation plan be reviewed to ensure that neighbouring sites are not impacted, and include a condition to comply with the reviewed plan
  • that the list of allowed contaminants were different on the neighbour notification letter than in the supplied documents, and conditions should be included to ensure these do not have an impact on neighbouring properties
  • it is not clear whether the piles will be stored indoors or covered, and that conditions should be included to ensure dust does not impact neighbouring properties
  • the increase in waste storage has potential to impact neighbouring properties, and conditions should be included to ensure neighbouring properties are not impacted

These concerns were addressed as follows:

  • The air ECA for the site includes conditions that require the company to implement and adhere to their Best Management Practices Plan which addresses dust mitigation measures, to review the plan annually or more frequently if directed by the District Manager, and to notify the district when the plan is reviewed or updated. A condition has also been added in the waste ECA for the company to submit an application to amend their air ECA if necessary by December 31, 2021, and the existing conditions of the waste ECA require the site to proactively address nuisances.
  • The list of contaminants noted in the application are meant to clarify that excess soils may contain a number of compounds and that excess soil loads should not be excluded from the site because they contain compounds not listed in the previously approved Condition 6.1 which limited them to petroleum hydrocarbons and metals. The new wording does not imply that new waste streams may be accepted at the site or that all such compounds will be treated through on-site processing, only that soils that contain these compounds may be accepted at the site. Characterization and testing must still be carried out to ensure the management of these soils does not result in an impact to receiving sites, and existing nuisance abatement procedures are still in place to ensure these soils do not result in a nuisance or an impact to neighbouring properties.
  • Storage at the site will include outdoor storage as per the original ECA. Conditions in the air and waste ECAs for the site require the company to implement and adhere to their Best Management Practices Plan which addresses dust mitigation measures, to review the plan annually or more frequently if directed by the District Manager, and to notify the district when the plan is reviewed or updated. A condition has also been added in the waste ECA for the company to submit an application to amend their air ECA if necessary by December 31, 2021, and the existing conditions of the waste ECA require the site to proactively address nuisances.
  • Conditions in the air and waste ECAs for the site require the company to implement and adhere to their Best Management Practices Plan which addresses dust mitigation measures, to review the plan annually or more frequently if directed by the District Manager, and to notify the district when the plan is reviewed or updated. A condition has also been added in the waste ECA for the company to submit an application to amend their air ECA if necessary by December 31, 2021, and the existing conditions of the waste ECA require the site to proactively address nuisances.

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Appeal

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Appeal process for decisions published before June 1, 2021

If you’re an Ontario resident, you can start the process to appeal this instrument decision.

First, you’ll need to seek leave (i.e. get permission) from the relevant appellate body to appeal the decision.

If the appellate body grants leave, the appeal itself will follow.

Seek leave to appeal

To seek leave to appeal, you need to do these three things:

  1. prepare your application
  2. provide notice to the minister
  3. mail your application to three parties

1. Prepare your application

You’ll need to prepare an application. You may wish to include the following things in your application:

  1. A document that includes:
    • your name, phone number, fax number (if any), and/or email address
    • the ERO number and ministry reference number (located on this page)
    • a statement about whether you are a resident in Ontario
    • your interest in the decision, and any facts you want taken into account in deciding whether you have an interest in the decision
    • the parts of the instrument that you’re challenging
    • whether the decision could result in significant harm to the environment
    • the reason(s) why you believe that no reasonable person – having regard to the relevant law and to any government policies developed to guide decisions of that kind – could have made the decision
    • the grounds (facts) you’ll be using to appeal
    • the outcome you’d like to see
  2. A copy of the instrument (approval, permit, order) that you you are seeking leave to appeal. You’ll find this in the decision notice on the Environmental Registry
  3. Copies of all supporting documents, facts and evidence that you’ll be using to appeal
What is considered

The appeal body will consider the following two questions in deciding whether to grant you leave to appeal:

  1. is there is good reason to believe that no reasonable person, with respect to the relevant law and to any government policies developed to guide decisions of that kind, could have made the decision?
  2. could the decision you wish to appeal result in significant harm to the environment?

2. Provide your notice

You’ll need to provide notice to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks that you’re seeking leave to appeal.

In your notice, please include a brief description of the:

  • decision that you wish to appeal
  • grounds for granting leave to appeal

You can provide notice by email at minister.mecp@ontario.ca or by mail at:

College Park 5th Floor, 777 Bay St.
Toronto, ON 
M7A 2J3

3. Mail your application

You’ll need to mail your application that you prepared in step #1 to each of these three parties:

  • appellate body
  • issuing authority (the ministry official who issued the instrument)
  • proponent (the company or individual to whom the instrument was issued)

Issuing authority
Mohsen Keyvani
Manager

Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch
135 St Clair Avenue West
Floor 1
Toronto, ON
M4V 1P5
Canada

416-432-7253

Proponent(s)

The Recycling Depot GP Inc. as a General Partner for and on behalf of the Recycling Depot LP
125 Villarboit Crescent
Vaughan, ON
L4K 4K2
Canada


Appellate body

Environmental Review Tribunal
Attention: The Secretary
655 Bay Street
Floor 15
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1E5
(416) 212-6349
(866) 448-2248
OLT.Registrar@ontario.ca

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Include the following:

ERO number
019-3086
Ministry reference number
8160-BTVPNS

This is not legal advice. Please refer to the Environmental Bill of Rights for exact legal requirements. Consult a lawyer if you need help with the appeal process.

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Original proposal

ERO number
019-3086
Ministry reference number
8160-BTVPNS
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Proposal posted

Comment period

February 3, 2021 - March 20, 2021 (45 days)

Proposal details

This proposed amendment is for Environmental Compliance Approval 2340-BGMNDY (waste disposal site) held by The Recycling Depot GP Inc. as a General Partner for and on behalf of The Recycling Depot LP.

The non-hazardous waste transfer/processing facility is located at 195 Bethridge Road, Toronto, Ontario on a site 1.36 hectares in area. Processing and treatment of the soil will be from the construction industry across the Greater Toronto Area.

Treatment includes sorting, drying, crushing and bulking. Currently the maximum waste received daily is 3,500 tonnes with a maximum on-site storage of 35,000 tonnes.

The proposed amendment is to increase the maximum waste received daily to 6,000 tonnes and the maximum on-site storage to 95,000 tonnes. Hours of operation will continue to be 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The site is to service the Province of Ontario.

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Comment

Commenting is now closed.

This consultation was open from February 3, 2021
to March 20, 2021

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