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Residents invited to comment on compostable bags in green carts

GUELPH, ON, October 12 – The City of Guelph is applying to the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) to allow the Organic Waste Processing Facility (OWPF) to accept organic waste collected in certified compostable plastic bags. The City is phasing out the use of regular plastic bags for organic waste collection, in accordance with the OWPF Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) issued by the MOE.  The ECA does not permit the City to process organic waste in plastic or certified compostable plastic bags due to concerns these bags may create anaerobic pockets in the composting process and create odours. “To comply with the ECA, Guelph is introducing automated waste collection carts for curbside collection over the next three years,” says Dean Wyman, the General Manager of… Continue reading Residents invited to comment on compostable bags 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

Organic waste facility returning to full-scale operations

Commissioning to continue between now and April GUELPH, ON, Monday, February 13 – Starting today, Guelph will resume receipt of organic waste at its organic waste facility. Waste will be gradually re-introduced in order to monitor and verify that all air containment and odour management systems are functioning properly. The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has approved an amendment to Guelph’s Environmental Compliance Approval allowing the City to resume receipt of organic waste. The City asks residents to keep sorting waste into green, blue and clear bags as the facility returns to full-scale operations by April. “We appreciate everyone’s patience as we continue commissioning the facility, and we’ll continue reporting on our progress,” said Janet Laird, Executive Director of Guelph’s Planning & Building, Engineering and… Continue reading Organic waste facility returning to full-scale operations