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Yesterday, we reported the $20,000 fine imposed on Keele North Recycling Inc., relating to breaches of its Environmental Compliance Approval for its waste transfer and processing site at 10525 Keele Street. This troubled site was previously operated by Robert Sansone, 310 Waste and related companies and individuals, who were convicted of responsibility for a massive garbage fire and fined $1,100,000. The site was then reopened under the name of Waste Excellence Corporation. Waste Excellence had an unusual provision in its waste site certificate of approval, A230634, a requirement that:

“no waste shall be received at the Site at any time that any of the persons, and/or corporations identified below own, possess or have any direct or indirect financial interest in the Certificate, Owner, Site or its operations or otherwise have charge, management or control of the Certificate, Owner, Site or its operations:

  • Rail Cycle Inc., 10525 Keele Street, Maple, Ontario, L6A 1R7
  • 2020700 Ontario Inc., 4000 Steeles Avenue West Suite 212 Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 4V9
  • 2020780 Ontario Limited 4000 Steeles Avenue West Suite 212 Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 4V9
  • Edmond Hanna 10525 Keele Street Maple, Ontario L6A 1R7
  • Robert Sansone 10525 Keele Street Maple, Ontario L6A 1R7
  • Starnino Holdings Limited 19 Mason Blvd. Toronto, Ontario M5M 3C6…

d. For greater certainty, none of the persons referred to in Condition 14.b shall, to the knowledge of the Owner, be retained or employed in relation to the Certificate, the Site, or its operations, whether individually or in partnership, jointly or in conjunction with any other person or corporation or as employee, consultant, advisor, principal, agent, member or proprietor.”

According to the MOE: “The ministry received a letter from the company confirming that there was no connection to these certain individuals. The ministry later received an envelope that revealed a connection to a family associated as a beneficial owner with the site, contravening the ministry approval.

Waste Excellence was fined $25,000 plus a victim fine surcharge of $6,250. It no longer seems to be in operation.

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