London Company and Former Employee Fined $45,000 for Non-compliance of Ministry Approval and Written Notification
London – A London company and manager were fined $45,000 for failing to comply with a ministry approval and requirements related to operations at its compost facility.
“Polluters should be aware that the ministry’s Investigations and Enforcement Branch will vigorously pursue charges when our environmental laws are broken,” Environment Minister Jim Bradley.
Orgaworld is a composting facility in London and Steven Mark Van Manen was the operations manager of the facility. The ministry responded to odour complaints and found odours originating from the handling or stockpiling of immature compost material. The ministry required the company to take action to reduce and control odours and these requirements were not met.
The company was fined $37,000 plus victim fine surcharges and Mr. Van Manen was fined $7,500 plus victim fine surcharges and were given 90 days to pay the fines. They also received suspended sentences for failing to comply with the written notification.
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