Snork's Septic Service Ltd. - Environmental Compliance Approval (waste)

Instrument type: Environmental Compliance Approval (waste)

ERO number
Ministry reference number
Notice type
Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Notice stage
Proposal posted
Comment period
March 22, 2023 - May 6, 2023 (45 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:

March 22, 2023
to May 6, 2023

Proposal summary

This proposal is to renew the Environmental Compliance Approval No. 0001109824 for Snork's Septic Service Ltd. for a hauled sewage disposal site located in Ariss, Ontario.

Location details

Site address

5999 Eighth Line East
Ariss, ON

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Snork's Septic Service Ltd.
7922 Speedvale Avenue East
Guelph, ON
N1H 6J1

Proposal details

Hauled sewage, commonly known as septage, is the waste material removed from portable toilets, sewage holding tanks and septic systems. Untreated hauled sewage from holding tanks and septic tanks may be disposed of on land in accordance with an Environmental Compliance Approval issued under the Environmental Protection Act.

This proposal is for the issuance of an Environmental Compliance Approval for a hauled sewage disposal site.

Site details

  • application type: renewal
  • total useable area: 10.93 hectares
  • type of disposal: surface spreading

Highlights of proposed approval requirements

  • prior to operating at the site, the company shall develop written procedures covering the following:
    • procedures for reporting to the ministry, and municipal authorities as required in the event a spill occurs at the site
    • a list of the personnel responsible for operations at the site
  • the company shall ensure that all personnel involved in the operation of this hauled sewage disposal site are aware of the requirements of this approval and are trained in Spill Prevention
  • spills of a pollutant that cause or may cause an adverse effect are to be reported to the Ministry's Spills Action Centre and the company shall take appropriate remedial action to limit the impact
  • the company must ensure that no unnecessary off-site effects, such as vermin, vectors, odour, dust, litter, noise or traffic, result from the operation of this site
  • written records must be maintained in a log book that documents daily operations as well as any spills that occur and any complaints received
  • no hauled sewage shall be spread or disposed of at the site when the ground is frozen, ice-covered or snow covered
  • no hauled sewage shall be spread at the site under conditions where hauled sewage may runoff or discharge from the site
  • hauled sewage cannot be spread during winter months
  • The approval sets out a maximum spreading rate; in addition, spreading cannot take place within specified distances of sensitive features such as surface water, wells and residences, or on steeper sloped land
  • prior to the spreading of hauled sewage, the operator shall ensure the useable spreading area is clearly flagged or digitally designated to clearly identify setbacks from sensitive features and any areas where spreading is not allowed
  • no processed organic waste, grease trap waste or other waste, other than hauled sewage, shall be disposed of at the site


Prior to the spreading of hauled sewage, the operator is responsible for ensuring that all necessary approvals, licences or permits that may be required from other authorities, such as the local municipality, conservation authority, MNRF and OMAFRA, have been acquired.

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Client Services and Permissions Branch

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

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Commenting is now closed.

The comment period was from March 22, 2023
to May 6, 2023

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