Waste processor fails to comply with C of A, pays $22,500 in fines
RICHMOND HILL, ONT-Wolf One Management was fined a total of $22,500 after pleading guilty to three charges under Ontario's Environmental Protection Act (EP Act). The charges resulted from offences occurring between September 2003 and January 2004. At the time of the offences, the company operated a waste transfer station in the city of Vaughan under the name of Complete Disposal Services. The provisional Certificate of Approval (C of A) for the waste site authorizes it to process non-hazardous, solid, commercial and industrial wastes. The C of A requires that all waste be processed indoors in an enclosed building equipped with a functional odour control system. Three separate site inspections conducted by the Ministry of Environment during the period noted revealed that wastes were being processed outdoors, contrary to the C of A requirements. The company was charged with three counts of failing to comply with a C of A condition, in violation of section 186(3) of the EP Act. A fine of $7,500 was levied for each count, for a total of $22,500 plus victim fine surcharge.