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Caledon companies fined $10,000 for Environmental Protection Act violations

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V3 Disposal Services Inc. and Henrietta Investments Inc. pleaded guilty to one offence each and were fined $10,000 for delivering and depositing demolition waste on an unapproved site, contrary to Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act (EPA).

Henrietta Investments holds a ministry approval to operate a waste management system, and most of V3 Disposal’s trucks are listed as trucks that Henrietta Investments is approved to use to haul the types of waste listed in the approval, according to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC).

The two companies collaborate on projects and are both based out of a common business address in Caledon, Ontario.

V3 Disposal’s trucks are labelled with the Henrietta Investments’ approval number. A 60,000 square foot section of a school in North Bay was demolished as part of a project. V3 Disposal trucks transported demolition waste from the demolition project site to an aggregate pit located in Calvin Township in northeastern Ontario. However, according to the MOECC, the aggregate pit was not approved to receive waste.

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The demolition waste included concrete, rebar, brick, cinder blocks, plastic and metal tubing, piping, drywall foam insulation, and other miscellaneous scraps of plastic, metal and wood.

Subsequently, the matter was referred to the Ministry’s Investigations and Enforcement Branch. Following an investigation, the defendants were convicted.

The companies were each fined $5,000 plus a victim fine surcharge of $1,250 each.

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