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Guelph wins WDO’s first Ron Lance Memorial Award for highest residential waste diversion rate

The City of Guelph has posted this media release on behalf of Waste Diversion Ontario. Toronto, ON, January 22, 2014 – Waste Diversion Ontario announced today that the City of Guelph achieved the best residential waste diversion rate in 2012. The residential waste diversion rate is the percentage of Blue Box and other residential garbage reported to WDO that is kept out of landfill. Reports with amounts of these materials are submitted by over 400 municipalities across Ontario under WDO’s annual Municipal Datacall. Guelph took the top spot with an overall residential waste diversion rate of 67.72 per cent, well above the 2012 provincial average of 47.19 per cent. Guelph also came in first overall in 2012 for diverting the highest percentage of residential organic waste… Continue reading Guelph wins WDO’s first Ron Lance Memorial Award for highest residential waste diversion rate

Guelph’s award-winning organics facility under budget, functioning well

Guelph, On, May 17, 2013 – At the Planning, Building, Engineering and Environment Committee meeting earlier this week, Councillors learned Guelph’s award-winning Organic Waste Processing Facility (OWPF) is functioning well and has successfully achieved all testing and compliance approvals required by the Ministry of the Environment. “We’re pleased all commissioning is now complete, the facility is performing as intended, and its construction came in $1.3 million under budget,” said Dean Wyman, the general manager of Solid Waste Resources. The OWPF was constructed for $31,525,000, which is $1.3 million less than the $32,825,000 allocated capital budget for the project. The facility was up and running on September 27, 2011, once completed by Maple Reinders Ltd., the designer and builder. A voluntary closure of the facility delayed… Continue reading Guelph’s award-winning organics facility under budget, functioning well