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
Inc., 10525 Keele Street, Maple, Ontario, L6A
Inc., 4000 Steeles Avenue West Suite 212 Woodbridge,
Ontario L4L 4V9
Limited 4000 Steeles Avenue West Suite
212 Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 4V9
Hanna 10525 Keele Street Maple, Ontario L6A 1R7
Sansone 10525 Keele Street Maple, Ontario L6A
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
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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