May 30, 2005

EMS signs order to treat organic wastes for Markham

BURLINGTON, ONT-Environmental Management Solutions (EMS) has signed a purchase order for the treatment of source-separated organics (i.e. household organic wastes) from the town of Markham as part of the waste diversion program for the Regional Municipality of York. Under the contract, EMS will collect and treat, through composting, approximately 150 to 200 tonnes of SSO per week, starting July 4 and continuing to December 31, 2005. The company estimates the order will add approximately $1 million to its 2005 revenues. EMS will also be responding to a Request for Proposal for a ten-year contract for York Region that is expected to be awarded within the next three months. "We are currently negotiating additional municipal contracts in Ontario that would provide EMS with sustainable and profitable revenue streams," said EMS president and CEO Tony Busseri. "We expect to be announcing further contracts and the steps we will take to service them shortly. These steps are likely to include the addition of composting facilities in central Ontario in the summer of 2005. Until then, organic waste from the York Region contract will be treated at one of the company's composting facilities in Quebec," he added.

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