Waste Management of Canada Corporation - Environmental Compliance Approval (waste)

Instrument type: Environmental Compliance Approval (waste)

ERO number
019-6066
Ministry reference number
1000186559
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
September 29, 2022 - November 13, 2022 (45 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:
September 29, 2022
to November 13, 2022

Decision summary

We issued an Environmental Compliance Approval to Waste Management of Canada Corporation for their 1380 California Avenue location in Brockville, Ontario.

The amendment allows an increase in waste amounts from 300 tonnes storage to 3,018 tonnes total, including up to 1,612 tonnes of in-process waste and 3,000 bales of waste.

Location details

Site address

1380 California Avenue
Brockville, ON
Canada

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Proponent(s)

Waste Management of Canada Corporation
407 McNeilly Road
Stoney Creek, ON
L8E 5E3
Canada

Decision details

We issued an Environmental Compliance Approval to Waste Management of Canada Corporation for their 1380 California Avenue location in Brockville, Ontario.

The amendment allows an increase in waste amounts from 300 tonnes storage to 3,018 tonnes total, including up to 1,612 tonnes of in-process waste and 3,000 bales of waste. As part of this approval, a stormwater monitoring plan was included to ensure there are no off-site impacts from stormwater leaving the site.

Comments received

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0

By email

0

By mail

0
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Effects of consultation

No EBR comments were received. One neighbour notification letter was received which included objections to the amount of waste proposed for the site and the potential for vermin to become a nuisance at the site, especially given the proximity of a nearby cookie factory.

The ECA includes a condition requiring the company to take immediate remedial action in the event that nuisances, including vermin, cause an off-site impact.

Supporting materials

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Client Services and Permissions Branch
Address

135 St. Clair Avenue West
Floor 1
Toronto, ON
M4V 1P5
Canada

Office phone number

How to Appeal

This instrument decision can be appealed. You have 15 days from February 16, 2024 to begin the appeal process.

Carefully review the information below to learn more about the appeal process.

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Start the process to appeal

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)

Waste Management of Canada Corporation
407 McNeilly Road
Stoney Creek, ON
L8E 5E3
Canada


Appellate body

Registrar, Ontario Land Tribunal
655 Bay Street, Suite 1500
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1E5
(416) 212-6349
(866) 448-2248
OLT.Registrar@ontario.ca

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Include the following:

ERO number
019-6066
Ministry reference number
1000186559

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
019-6066
Ministry reference number
1000186559
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Proposal posted

Comment period

September 29, 2022 - November 13, 2022 (45 days)

Proposal details

This proposal is to amend Environmental Compliance Approval (waste disposal site) No. A440109 for a 4.128-hectare non-hazardous solid waste transfer and processing facility located in the City of Brockville, United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.

The facility is approved to receive, sort, and transfer waste from residential, industrial, commercial and institutional generators.

The maximum quantity of waste delivered to the site 500 tonnes daily and 182,500 tonnes annually. The maximum waste storage capacity of the facility is 1,612 tonnes.

The facility current operates from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday year round, and is proposing to modify the operation hours to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Other proposed modifications include:

  • increase the daily inbound and outbound volume from 300 tonnes per day to 500 tonnes per day
  • permit the temporary (maximum 2 years) storage of recyclable waste on site
  • increase the volume of white goods (large household items) permitted to be stored on site from one container to 30 containers
  • increase the volume of electronic waste received from one container to two containers
  • increase the volume of sorted electronic waste temporarily stored awaiting shipment to 50 pallets
  • increase the number of containers located in the Public Drop-off Area, for the receipt of innocuous recyclables from six to eight containers
  • permit outdoor public drop off of waste in up to three 40-yard roll-off containers
  • permit outdoor public drop off of bagged waste in up to two 4-yard front-load containers
  • increase the number of bales permitted to be stored outdoors from 50 to 150
  • permit the bulking and temporary storage of waste glass in the dedicated glass bunker
  • permit the use of two enclosed 50‐yard compactors for the bulking and temporary storage of Material Recovery Facility (MRF) residues
  • permit a bunker for the receipt and temporary bulking of innocuous construction debris, such as concrete, rubble, brick and clean wood waste
  • permit a bunker for the receipt and temporary storage of leaf and yard waste
  • permit up to two 40‐yard roll‐offs for the temporary storage of solid, non‐hazardous waste telephone poles and railway ties to ensure efficient shipment

Supporting materials

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Some supporting materials may not be available online. If this is the case, you can request to view the materials in person.

Get in touch with the office listed below to find out if materials are available.

Client Services and Permissions Branch
Address

135 St. Clair Avenue West
Floor 1
Toronto, ON
M4V 1P5
Canada

Office phone number

Comment

Commenting is now closed.

This consultation was open from September 29, 2022
to November 13, 2022

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