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Certified compostable plastic bags get green light from Council and MOE to use as liners in green carts

Last evening, City Council approved a staff-recommended amendment to the Waste Management By-law to allow the use of certified compostable plastic bags as liners in the City’s organic waste carts. Continue reading Certified compostable plastic bags get green light from Council and MOE to use as liners in green carts

Ministry report documents City’s commissioning of organic waste processing facility

GUELPH, ON, April 26, 2012 – The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has acknowledged the City’s determination and co-operation with the Ministry and other partners to address odours at the City’s organic waste processing facility, and is “very pleased” the facility is functioning well. A recent Air Facility Inspection Report from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment documents events that occurred from September 27, 2011 to March 22, 2012 while the City began commissioning its new organic waste processing facility. Last November, upon receiving complaints from area residents, the City voluntarily stopped receiving organic waste and worked with the facility’s builder-designer, Maple Reinders, its operator, Wellington Organix Ltd., the Ministry and the Public Liaison Committee to develop, implement and complete an action plan that has… Continue reading Ministry report documents City’s commissioning of organic waste processing facility