Odour Complaints

Organic Waste Processing Facility

GUELPH, ON, Monday, November 28, 2011 – The City of Guelph is working with the Ontario Ministry of Environment to investigate whether odours recently reported by nearby residents are coming from the City’s organic waste processing facility.

Because of the neighborhood complaints, the City stopped taking in organic waste on Friday, November 25, to allow for a thorough review of the facility’s odour management system.

The City is investigating to determine the source and cause of any odour.

Once the facility’s odour management system is thoroughly reviewed and any issues are resolved, the City will resume accepting organic waste.

While the advanced, modern technology used at the facility is tried and true, the facility itself is new. The City is committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure the facility’s odour management system is in optimal working order.

For more information

Janet Laird
Executive Director
Planning & Building, Engineering and Environment
T 519-822-1260 x 2237
janet.laird@guelph.ca